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Meet Nevada's 'Trump Of Pahrump'

9/23/2018
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Brothel owner Dennis Hof is running for Nevada state legislature. He says President Trump broke the mold and made someone like him, an "anti-establishment" candidate, palatable to voters.

Duration:00:05:56

How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother's Living Room Lab

9/22/2018
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"The language of type can be immensely clarifying," says author Merve Emre. In The Personality Brokers she describes how a mother-daughter duo started a multi-million dollar "people sorting" industry.

Duration:00:09:33

Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It

9/21/2018
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India is the world's biggest consumer of palm oil, a crop which threatens the country's water supply and is linked to deforestation. But the government faces little opposition to expand plantations.

Duration:00:04:11

Javier Cercas Uncovers The Truth Behind Spain's 'Impostor'

9/20/2018
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In his new book, The Impostor, Javier Cercas unravels the lies that created the life of Enric Marco — a man who for years portrayed himself as a Holocaust survivor and Spanish Civil War hero.

Duration:00:05:19

A Year After Deadly Mexico Quake, Corruption, Negligence And Forgotten Victims Remain

9/19/2018
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A massive earthquake in Mexico killed hundreds and displaced thousands a year ago today. A new report says corruption is behind much of the destruction.

Duration:00:04:11

Russia Blames Israel For Plane Shot Down By Syria

9/18/2018
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Russia blamed Israel after Syria downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, killing 15 people. Israel expressed condolences for those killed but in turn blamed Iran and Hezbollah guerrillas.

Duration:00:03:27

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Travels Across Generations And Genres

9/17/2018
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This German group delivers steel drum covers of Mary J. Blige, Mobb Deep, Gang Starr and more.

Duration:00:04:17

There's No Stopping Toronto's 'Uber-Raccoon'

9/16/2018
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Toronto is known for its raccoons' aggressive ability to get into garbage cans. The city spent millions trying to fight the gray menace — with mixed results.

Duration:00:04:33

Bill Cunningham: A Memoir Of Style On All Levels, High And Low

9/15/2018
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"The best fashion show is definitely on the street — always has been and always will be." Bill Cunningham

Duration:00:04:06

Bill Cunningham And 'Fashion Climbing'

9/13/2018
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Photographer Bill Cunningham democratized fashion by showing that style wasn't dependent on money or status in his photos for The New York Times. He died in 2016 but had secretly written a memoir.

Duration:00:04:06

Palestinian Refugees And The 'Right To Return'

9/12/2018
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The Trump administration recently announced it was no longer giving money to a program for Palestinian refugees. In cutting the funding, the U.S. shifted away from decades of policy.

Duration:00:05:43

In A Break From Recent Precedent, North Korean Anniversary Parade Features No ICBMs

9/9/2018
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly says of Sunday's parade, "If you were trying to decipher the messaging, it was maybe an effort not to antagonize."

Duration:00:03:04

Where Are The Most Viruses In An Airport? Hint: It's Probably Not The Toilet

9/8/2018
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Scientists looked for respiratory viruses on surfaces throughout an international airport.

Duration:00:03:02

Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

9/7/2018
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In late 2017, the South African city — hit by a historic drought — faced the possibility it would have to shut off its water supply within six months. A musical challenge helped avert that disaster.

Duration:00:03:53

Her Father Gave Her The Courage To Speak Out Against 'Honor Killings'

9/4/2018
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Khalida Brohi grew up in tribal Pakistan, where her 14-year-old cousin was murdered by an uncle after she refused an arranged marriage. Her new memoir is I Should Have Honor.

Duration:00:36:55

President Trump's Description of What's 'Fake' Is Expanding

9/2/2018
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Over the course of Trump's presidency there has been an upward trend in tweets declaring everything from news to books "fake" or "phony."

Duration:00:03:58

Insulin's High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

9/1/2018
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Alec Raeshawn Smith was 23 when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and 26 when he died. He couldn't afford $1,300 per month for his insulin and other diabetes supplies, so he tried to stretch the doses.

Duration:00:04:31

German Farmers Struck By Drought Fear Further Damage From Climate Change

8/31/2018
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High temperatures and a severe drought have hit food production in Germany and left many farmers there wondering what they can do to survive climate change.

Duration:00:04:37

Canadian Officials Say The Unwinding Of NAFTA Is Not Their Biggest Trade Concern

8/29/2018
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After reaching a new trade agreement with Mexico, the Trump administration is increasing pressure on Canada. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rona Ambrose, a member of Canada's NAFTA Advisory Council.

Duration:00:05:18

Venezuelans Are Continuing To Leave Their Country By Any Means Necessary

8/28/2018
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As hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and joblessness have worsened, Venezuelans are leaving in record numbers. Many South American countries have tightened their borders to stem the influx.

Duration:00:04:12