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His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the region after Trump quickly began withdrawing forces from northeastern Syria earlier this month.
Oct. 20, 2019
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Images by photographer Néha Hirve document how activists squatting in the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest are fighting an energy company's encroachment.
Oct. 20, 2019
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Is it an animal? A type of fungi? No, it's "the blob." The amorphous "slime mold" may not have a nervous system, but it's the star of a new exhibit at the Paris zoo.
Oct. 20, 2019
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Stung by a series of recent scandals, the prime minister is locked in a virtual tie with Andrew Scheer of the opposition Conservative Party ahead of Monday's election.
Oct. 20, 2019
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While most Republican attorneys general embrace Purdue Pharma's structured bankruptcy plan, all but two Democratic attorneys general reject it. "This is a moral issue for them," one expert says.
Oct. 20, 2019
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The overall percentage of Americans who support tougher gun laws is on the rise, even as the partisan divide remains stark, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Oct. 20, 2019
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When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."
Oct. 20, 2019
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NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.
Oct. 20, 2019
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The new sitcom is about a white, middle-aged Detroiter who falls head over heels for a Nigerian nurse. We asked a couple of Nigerian viewers what they think of the show.
Oct. 20, 2019
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Blaming "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility" as the reason for his reversal, the president said he will consider other sites for next year's meeting of international leaders.
Oct. 19, 2019
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Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. "When we're talking about Donald Trump, we are losing to Donald Trump, even if it's in the context of talking about impeaching him."
Oct. 19, 2019
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In an interview with NPR, the congresswoman said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is "far larger than a presidential campaign."
Oct. 19, 2019
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Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.
Oct. 19, 2019
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Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies.
Oct. 19, 2019
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In compliance with the Letwin Amendment, approved 322 to 306 on Saturday, a reluctant Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the EU requesting an extension to the Oct. 31 no-deal deadline.
Oct. 19, 2019

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