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Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:23:29 -0400 
    Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.


The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:23:29 -0400 
    Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?


N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:23:00 -0400 
    Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.


U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Ammo, Medical Supplies To Kurds In Kobani 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:38:00 -0400 
    In an effort assist Kurdish forces in the Syrian border town, the U.S. military said Sunday the dropped supplies were meant to help resistance to Islamic State efforts to control Kobani.


Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:26:00 -0400 
    The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.


The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoon-gate' Lessons 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:24:00 -0400 
    The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?


Tennessee Holds Parents Accountable For Children Born Addicted 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:22:00 -0400 
    NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.


Texas Center Part Of New Effort To Detain Illegal Immigrants 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:22:00 -0400 
    Detaining, rather than releasing, migrants has become a controversial policy for the White House. NPR's John Burnett talks about his recent trip to a new family detention center site in Dilley, Texas.


Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:22:00 -0400 
    Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. That's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.


As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:42:00 -0400 
    Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.


Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections? 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:43:10 -0400 
    Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.


California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water' 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:43:10 -0400 
    Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.


DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:43:00 -0400 
    The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.


ISIS Threat Is 'Extremely Worrying' Says Counter-Insurgency Expert 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:43:00 -0400 
    A decade after the U.S. took control of Fallujah, America is at war again. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with former Lt. Col. John Nagl, whose counter-insurgency manual helped shape U.S. strategy in Iraq.


Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:03:13 -0400 
    Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.
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