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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including, prospects for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program improve with the release of a new report that found Iran’s nuclear expansion is slowing. Obama calls for patience in talks with Iran, while Israel remains opposed to U-S strategy. Another top Pakistani militant leader is killed. A U-S aircraft carrier arrives in the Philippines as relief workers struggle to get aid to victims after a devastating typhoon. Egyptian ties to Russia appear to be growing stronger.

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Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

Captain Citrus was sponsored by Florida's orange growers, whose profits are being hurt by disease and declining consumer demand for orange juice. They hope the comic character will boost sales.
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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
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Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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