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Commuter Train Derails In The Bronx

An early morning commuter train derailed in New York City on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63. Five cars went off the track as the train took a large curve in the Bronx burough of the city. Host Rachel Martin gets the latest from NPR's Jim Zarroli.
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N.Y. Train Derailment Kills 4

An early morning commuter train derailed in New York City on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63. Five cars went off the track as the train took a large curve in the Bronx burough of the city. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Joe Stepansky of the New York Daily News, who's at the scene.
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Palestinian Refugees On Losing Side Of UN Budget Crunch

The UN agency that supplies the basic needs for Palestinian refugees may not be able to meet December payroll for 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers across the Mideast. The agency serves an ever-increasing number of refugees, the descendants of the Palestinians uprooted in 1948.
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U.S. Offers To Destroy Some Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

The U.S. plans to destroy the chemicals at sea using a process called hydrolysis. The organization charged by the international community with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical stockpile said private companies will likely be contracted to neutralize some other weapons.
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U.S., Iran Working Hard To Convince Skeptics On Nuclear Deal

Both countries are trying to sell the agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program to hard-liners within their borders. Host Scott Simon talks with Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council, who believes that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be doing Iran a favor by criticizing the deal so harshly.
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Our Favorite Things

Host Peter Sagal asks our panelists to pick their favorite bits from recent shows, including A Wise Wedding Guest; A Baking Controversy; Hybrid Sexiness and PJ Stands Alone.
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Our Favorite Things, Continued

Kyrie O'Connor is thankful for Paula Poundstone; Peter is grateful for Not My Job guest Jack Gantos.
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More Favorite Things

Our favorite dance of 2013; our favorite underpants and our favorite saddle-riding director.
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New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

Unlike defendants in criminal trials, defendants in U.S. immigration courts aren't constitutionally entitled to an attorney. But New York City is piloting the nation's first government-funded public defender service for immigrants facing deportation.
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18 Sunnis Found Shot Dead In Iraq

The discovery is reminiscent of the period following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq when Sunni and Shiite death squads roamed the streets. More than 5,000 people have been killed this year, making it one of the deadliest years in Iraq since violence hit a peak in 2006-'07.

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