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Oct. 1, 2016
One of the country's most expensive races for local office is in Arizona's Maricopa County where Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, has the toughest challenge of his career.
Oct. 1, 2016
The largest hospital in the rebel-held portion of the northern city, which had already suffered a strike earlier this week, was hit again by at least two barrel bombs Saturday, an aid agency says.
Oct. 1, 2016
Shimon Peres spent his final years as a grandfatherly figure, using social media to urge young Israelis toward his optimistic vision of peace. They liked him — but some were skeptical of his message.
Oct. 1, 2016
The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.
Oct. 1, 2016
Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
Oct. 1, 2016
Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.
Oct. 1, 2016
After weeks at a standstill, Congress wrapped up all the work it was supposed to do in September in just one day, from a veto override, to reaching a deal to keep government open through December 9th.
Oct. 1, 2016
At a time when some people just can't make it to synagogue, rabbis are taking the shofar (the hollowed out ram's horn once used to call Jews together) to the old and the young.
Oct. 1, 2016
Putting your foot in your mouth isn't just a political hazard, it can be an occupation. Esquire Editor at Large AJ Jacobs looks at the gaffes of the great and the good.
Oct. 1, 2016
In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.
Oct. 1, 2016
NPR's Tom Goldman speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about women's basketball semifinals, baseball wild-card games and the Ryder Cup in golf.
Oct. 1, 2016
Tens of thousands of prisoners across the United States staged a strike to protest working conditions last month. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Beth Schwartzapfel, who has been covering the strikes.
Oct. 1, 2016
For the latest in our "Let's Talk Politics" series NPR's Scott Simon talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz about this election year.
Oct. 1, 2016
Aleppo has seen more bloodshed this week in the wake of a failed ceasefire. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Financial Times correspondent Erika Solomon about how daily life goes on in that Syrian city.
Oct. 1, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Dr. Hardeep Singh about a study on patient-identification medical mix-ups.
Oct. 1, 2016
A Rabbi from the UK, whose parents fled Germany during WWII, is now applying for a German passport, following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Oct. 1, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bella Dinh-Zarr, Vice Chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board for the latest updates on Thursday's train crash.
Oct. 1, 2016
Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Senior Politics Editor Ron Elving about the week in politics. Trump headed to Twitter for a series of accusations, while the Clinton campaign described him as "unhinged."
Oct. 1, 2016
She wanted to promote exercise — and challenge the belief that women aren't as physically capable as men. So she jumped into a chilly, choppy lake.
Oct. 1, 2016

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