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Iowa's Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner can be a game changer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about how the presidential hopefuls faired.
Oct. 25, 2015
The volunteers, who have come from as far away as Australia, have set up a makeshift kitchen, where they cook thousands of hot meals and shuttle them to refugee camps.
Oct. 25, 2015
Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And many psychiatric researchers think inflammation may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses.
Oct. 25, 2015
It's a tough life for many of the Syrian kids who are now refugees in Lebanon: working in the fields up to 14 hours a day instead of going to school.
Oct. 25, 2015
Medical school applications have gone way up in the past few decades. But one group of applicants has not grown: black men.
Oct. 24, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry has helped forge an agreement between Israel and Jordan, in an effort to defuse violence between Israelis and Palestinians over the past few weeks.
Oct. 24, 2015
The Democrats running for president are in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, one of the marquee events leading up to January's Iowa caucus.
Oct. 24, 2015
How are great teachers created? Practice, practice, practice, says Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.
Oct. 24, 2015
Residents of the west coast of Mexico are assessing the damage from Hurricane Patricia on Saturday. The storm hit late Friday night but lost some of its record-breaking strength as it made landfall.
Oct. 24, 2015
Donald Trump is slated to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, which could put local stations in a tough spot, trying to balance candidates' air time. Meanwhile, Latino groups are condemning the move.
Oct. 24, 2015
The Irish-American actress, known for her cascading red hair and sea-green eyes and who often starred opposite John Wayne, passed away at her home in Boise, Idaho, Saturday.
Oct. 24, 2015
President Obama has directed the Education Department to help states cut back on tests that don't help students learn.
Oct. 24, 2015
Vice President Ahmed Adheeb was arrested as he came back from a conference in China. He is suspected of playing a role in a speedboat explosion targeting the president.
Oct. 24, 2015
Gen. John Campbell also appointed an Army general to investigate the U.S. airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders hospital. The organization is asking for an independent investigation.
Oct. 24, 2015
Inflation of 25 percent and hedge funds pushing for payment on bonds are problems the next president will face.
Oct. 24, 2015
Congress always finds a way to swerve away from the brink just as the country nears default on its bonds. But this time, political turmoil may be increasing the danger that Congress won't act in time.
Oct. 24, 2015
Almost nowhere in the country is President Obama less popular than in West Virginia. Despite winning there twice, that fact still reveals the problems Democrats have with winning rural, white voters.
Oct. 24, 2015
John Kerry keeps plugging away at two intractable conflicts — Israel/Palestine and Syria. His latest diplomacy takes him to Amman, Jordan.
Oct. 24, 2015
Host Scott Simon talks World Series (that'd be baseball) with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
Oct. 24, 2015
Tens of thousands of migrants are surging through the Balkans and landing on Austria's doorstep, on the border of Slovenia. They're fleeing war and poverty.
Oct. 24, 2015

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