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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

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 Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

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.
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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

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.
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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

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."
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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

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.
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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.
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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

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.
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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

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.
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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.
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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

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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