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Drinking Water From The Potomac River

Three-fourths of our region's drinking water comes from the Potomac, but there are new concerns about contaminants in the river. Kojo examines the challenges facing the source of our drinking water.

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The Science And Ethics Of Personal Genetic Testing

Personal genetic testing is getting cheaper and easier. But with more knowledge comes new questions, particularly when selecting trait for babies.

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Challenges For Saudi Arabia At Home And Abroad

Saudi Arabia is warning that its decades-old alliance with the U.S. is strained. At the same time, the country faces increasing domestic pressure over women’s rights. Diane and her guests discuss challenges for Saudi Arabia at home and abroad.

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'Shop-And-Get-Frisked' When You Spend $350 At Barneys

A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week's news.
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Saudi Female Activists To Get Behind The Wheel Again

On Saturday, Saudi activists are calling for a national "drive-in," encouraging women to break the country's ban on women driving. Many are not waiting for the start date. One female activist has a long history in this movement: Madiha Al Ajroush, who took part in the first driving protest in 1990.
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What Would It Take To Get Syrian Opposition To Peace Talks?

Syria's Western-backed opposition leaders still have not agreed to attend peace talks planned in Geneva next month. Steve Inskeep talks with Dr. Najib Ghadbian, the special representative to the United States for the Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition political group, about what would get them to the table.
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The Politics Hour - Oct 25, 2013

Jolene Ivey, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland, and John Bell, a Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

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Saudi Women Go For A Spin In Latest Challenge To Driving Ban

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that effectively bars women from driving. Women are making a renewed challenge to the ban by getting behind the wheel and posting videos in advance of a national drive-in set for Saturday.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Classified files show Pakistan secretly endorsed U.S. drone strikes. Saudi Arabia warns of a rift with the U.S. over Syria and Iran. And anger grows among European allies over alleged U.S. spying. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Contractors testify on the Hill about problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act website. Same-sex marriage becomes legal in New Jersey. And President Barack Obama renews calls for Congress to pass immigration reform. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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