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Obama: We Won't Turn Syria Into 'Proxy War' Between U.S. And Russia

President Obama said he rejected the Russian assumption that all of those groups who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad are terrorists.

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The Amazing Inner Lives of Animals

Dolphins may have the capacity for mourning, and elephants sometimes bury their dead.

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Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.

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British Teen Is Sentenced To Life Over Terrorist Plot

The 15-year-old, who was not named because of his age, must serve at least five years of that sentence. Police found that the teen had exchanged thousands of messages with extremists abroad.

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Before The Pope Met With Kim Davis, He Met With A Gay Couple

A day before his private meeting with controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, Pope Francis met with his friend from Argentina at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Why We Won’t Get Prison Reform

Maybe the story of Democrats and prison reform is no longer the familiar one about pandering for votes, but an entirely different, if equally familiar, story about the unholy alliance of big government and big business.

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#NPRreads: China's One-Child Policy, And Pat Sajak's Politics

Also this week: What the Washington Nationals dugout clash between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper says about the culture of baseball.

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Nik Wallenda Is Above It All

The life of a high-wire impresario.

Steve Kandell | Buzzfeed | Oct 2015
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Coast Guard Searches For Ship, Crew Of 33 Caught In Hurricane Joaquin

The 735-foot "roll on, roll off" vehicle carrier El Faro hails from Puerto Rico. The vessel was en route from Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan when it issued an emergency satellite communication.

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Army Veteran Praised As A Hero In Oregon College Shooting

"I just hope that everyone else is OK," Chris Mintz tells ABC News. "I'm just worried about everyone else."

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Joaquin Brings Rain, But East Coast Likely To Dodge Direct Hit

The Category 4 hurricane is virtually stalled at the moment over the Bahamas, but the storm forecast tracks have it staying well offshore as it moves north.

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Atlas Rocket Lifts Off In Florida, Delivering A Spectacular Sky Show

The exhaust plume left by the booster, which was carrying a Mexican satellite into orbit, left some strange and interesting patterns in the morning sky.

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Blank Space

The most successful songwriter of the last twenty years is a forty-four year old Swede, Max Martin.

John Seabrook | New Yorker | Sep 2015
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'Never Utter His Name,' Official Says Of Gunman In Oregon Shooting

Investigators say the man behind Thursday's shooting at a community college is also dead — but the local sheriff also says he'll never say the man's name in public. A county commissioner agrees.

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Top Stories: Kim Davis's Papal Meeting; Jobless Rate Steady

Also: You can't drink tap water in Flint, Michigan because of the lead; Hurricane Joaquin will move east of the U.S.; and the Earls of Leicester win big at the International Bluegrass Music Awards.

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Economy Adds 142,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady At 5.1 Percent

The Department of Labor reported the September jobs numbers in its latest report. New jobs fell short of what most economists had forecast.

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A Criminal Mind

Dr. Joel Dreyer was a respected psychiatrist. Then he took a sudden turn to a life of drug dealing. Medicine might be able to explain why.

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Vatican Details Pope's Meeting With Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

Responding to a flood of interest, the Vatican says the private meeting shouldn't be seen as an endorsement of all of Davis' views.

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New EPA Rule Limiting Ground-Level Ozone Draws Fire From All Sides

A business group says the limit will hurt American workers. Environmentalists say it's not strict enough. The rule is intended to reduce the health damage of smog.

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Hackers Breach Credit Agency Experian, Stealing 15 Million T-Mobile Customers' Info

T-Mobile CEO says he is "incredibly angry" about the privacy breach and offers free credit monitoring for customers.

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