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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:50:00 -0500 
    Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT' 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:38:00 -0500 
    In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:01:00 -0500 
    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Replica Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:58:00 -0500 
    Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up; instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes's Ask A Native New Yorker column.

Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.

Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500 
    The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used? 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:52:00 -0500 
    A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

When Thanksgiving Was Weird 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:50:00 -0500 
    Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:49:00 -0500 
    Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:59:00 -0500 
    The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.
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