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Pope's Itinerary For Visits To Cuba, U.S.

Francis has a full schedule, which includes a meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana and President Obama in Washington, D.C., where he will also address a Joint Session of Congress.

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#NPRreads: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Latest Essay And A Profile Of The 'Anti-Redskin'

Also this week: How Iran's supreme leader controlled domestic criticism of the nuclear deal, and the parallel to debate over the deal in the U.S.

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Japan's Parliament Approves Landmark Laws To Expand Military's Role

After days of intense debate, the controversial security bills were approved allowing the Self-Defense Forces to be deployed overseas for the first time since World War II.

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Saving for a Daughter But Not a Son

A father’s attempt to combat the wage gap.

Paul Ford | Elle | Sep 2015
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House Approves Bill To Cease Funding Planned Parenthood

The bill was adopted by a 241-187 vote; it isn't expected to pass in the Senate.

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Russia Sends Warplanes To Syria To Join Fight Against ISIS

NPR has learned that 16 aircraft — including four attack jets and as many attack helicopters — have landed in Syria at a forward operating base at Latakia.

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In Further Thaw With Cuba, U.S. Relaxes Rules On Visiting, Money, And Business

The changes that will take effect Monday. allow U.S. companies to provide Internet and communications services in Cuba. Air and cruise ship travel will also be easier.

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The 2015 Ig Nobels: Studies That Make You Go 'Huh?'

This year's prizes honored, among others, the brave researcher who subjected himself to 200 bee stings to determine where it was most painful.

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The NFL’s Most Notorious Underachiever Wants a Doctorate in Psychology

Ricky Williams today.

Lindsey Adler | Buzzfeed | Sep 2015
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Taliban Attack Pakistan Air Base, At Least 20 Killed

A mosque inside the military compound near Peshawar was also attacked and many killed in the assault were attending Friday prayers.

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Planets Transit The Desert In 7-Mile Scale Model Of The Solar System

In this solar system, Jupiter is about the size of a miniature watermelon. The sun is a small weather balloon. And the orbits, traced onto a dry lakebed, are huge.

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The Road to Damascus

While a Marine stationed in Afghanistan, Austin Tice decided he wanted to become a war photographer. He entered Syria and filed stories for McClatchy and the Washington Post. Then he disappeared.

Sonia Smith | Texas Monthly | Oct 2015
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Croatia's Army On Alert As It Tries To Slow Border Crossings

Croatia has closed highways leading in from Serbia. And neighboring Hungary has started building a fence on its border with Croatia, in addition to two others along its borders.

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With Virtual Machines, Getting Hacked Doesn’t Have To Be That Bad

Using virtualization software, the same technology that powers much of so-called “cloud computing,” it’s possible for you to protect your system even as you visit websites that you’re not too sure about.

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Authorities Search For Another Possible Victim In Utah Flash Floods

A missing man's car was found badly battered in a flood plain and authorities say it was clear it got there as a result of surging flood waters.

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Friend of Dylann Roof, the Accused Charleston Church Shooter, Is Arrested

Joey Meek 21, was arrested Thursday by the FBI. He was notified in August he was under investigation for possible felonies related to his statements to investigators.

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Top FIFA Exec Suspended After Alleged World Cup Tickets Scheme

In the latest scandal to hit the world soccer governing body, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke has been put on leave amid allegations of a plot to profit personally from ticket sales.

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Federal Government To Pay Long-Overdue $940 Million To Native American Tribes

The government had contracted with the tribes to provide services but then didn't pay the agreed-upon price. The parties are settling a decades-old lawsuit over it.

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Terrence Howard's Dangerous Mind

“He’d gotten hold of this notion that one times one doesn’t equal one, but two. He began writing down his logic, in a language of his own devising that he calls Terryology. He wrote forward and backward, with both his right and left hands, sometimes using symbols he made up that look foreign, if not alien, to keep his ideas secret until they could be patented.”

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