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'I'm Just For Animals': The Veterinarian Who Rescues Animals From Conflict Zones

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 08:01

Dr. Amir Khalil has led rescue operations and created sanctuaries around the world for 20 years. In April, he embarked on his biggest mission: saving animals from a struggling zoo in the Gaza Strip.

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Jim Mattis: 'Nations With Allies Thrive, Nations Without Allies Wither'

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 07:44

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stresses the importance of allies in an interview with NPR. He also criticizes shifting U.S. policies during the wars of the past 18 years.

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'All We Can Do Is Keep Going,' Resident Says At Vigil For Texas Shooting Victims

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 07:05

A mass shooting in the West Texas city of Odessa has spread fear and sadness. But residents are also ready to begin healing.

Where Each Democratic Candidate Stands In The Presidential Race In 100 Words

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 07:00

Despite missteps on the campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to retain support among key Democratic voter groups, but Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren aren't far behind.

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What You Need To Know About Fake Video, Audio And The 2020 Election

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 07:00

While "deepfakes" or other manipulated digital material could appear to show events that never happened, their existence also gives politicians the opportunity to cast doubt on reality.

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Student Strike Is Next Evolution Of Hong Kong Protests

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:29

It's the first day of fall semester in Hong Kong, but many students are not in classes — they're on strike, calling on Hong Kong's chief executive to listen to their demands.

Hurricane Dorian Hits The Bahamas

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:08

Rachel Martin speaks with CNN's Patrick Oppmann reporting from Freeport in the Bahamas, and Bahamanian Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands talks about rescue and recovery during the Category 5 storm.

Submarine Hobbyists Help Researchers On Montana's Flathead Lake

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:00

Submarine hobbyists are helping scientists in Montana do environmental research on the state's lakes. Researchers couldn't otherwise afford to rent subs, and it gives the hobbyists a sense of purpose.

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The Latest On Hurricane Dorian And Its Path

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 05:45

The latest on Hurricane Dorian's damage and where it's headed.

Millennial And Gen-X Travelers: Need Another Measles Shot?

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 05:45

Americans born in the '70s and '80s may not be immune to measles, health officials say. If you're traveling to a country or region having an outbreak, consider a second dose of vaccine before you go.

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Astros Ace Justin Verlander Throws Third No-Hitter Of His Career

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 17:16

With his third ever no-hitter, Verlander joined an elite group of just six other major league pitchers with three or more no-hitters under their belt.

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With Winds Of 180 MPH, Hurricane Dorian Bears Down On Bahamas As A Category 5 Storm

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 12:37

Dorian is hitting the Bahamas as "the strongest hurricane in modern records" to hit the archipelago, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Death Toll From Shootings In West Texas Rises To 8

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 11:37

At least 18 remain injured, including a 17-month-old girl, following the shooting rampage that began after state troopers attempted to pull over a vehicle Saturday on a Texas interstate.

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Hurricane Dorian Bears Down On The Bahamas

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 11:22

As the Category 5 storm approaches the Bahamas, NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Marsh Harbour resident Bill Albury about conditions there.

For Trans Women, Silicone 'Pumping' Can Be A Blessing And A Curse

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:35

"Pumping" refers to silicone injections, a kind of underground plastic surgery. Turning to pumping has been a reality for transgender women — especially trans women of color — for decades.

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9 Months After Salvadoran Woman Took Refuge In Maryland Church, She Still Can't Leave

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:20

NPR's Leila Fadel first met Rosa Gutierrez Lopez in January, after she sought refuge at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. If she leaves the property, she risks being deported to El Salvador.

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The Pope Walks Into An Elevator. He Gets Stuck For 25 Minutes.

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:12

Thousands of gatherers on Sunday in St Peter's Square were anxiously waiting for Pope Francis to show up for his weekly address, which usually starts, like clockwork, exactly at noon.

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'Mondays Dark': A Las Vegas Show For And About The Local Community

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 09:43

More than 2 million people call greater Las Vegas home, locals say visitors miss its hidden gems. Such as this night of entertainment — not your typical Vegas show. Proceeds go to area charities.

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A New Bloodsucking Leech Species Found Hiding Outside Washington, D.C.

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 08:36

Smithsonian researcher Anna Phillips led the recent discovery of the new medicinal species. Its superficial similarities to a North American leech species helped prevent its detection before.

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'Just Ask!' Says Sonia Sotomayor. She Knows What It's Like To Feel Different

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 08:21

We're all different and that's good, says the U.S. Supreme Court justice. Her new children's book about embracing diversity portrays kids of all abilities working together to create a gorgeous garden.

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