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GOP Candidates Hit The Campaign Trail After 2nd Debate

One day after the GOP presidential candidates met for a debate, frontrunner Donald Trump headed to New Hampshire. He is holding a town hall meeting Thursday evening.
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As Grapefruit Withers Away, Americans Lose Touch With The Superfood

Wither the grapefruit? Back in its heyday, the average American ate almost 25 pounds of it a year; now, that number is closer to 5. So, why aren't we eating grapefruit anymore? We look for answers.
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What Happens When You Get Your Period In Space?

Scientists spent decades arguing that women weren't suited for space travel because of menstruation. Even now, a lot of us are wondering how astronauts manage that time of the month.

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Federal Government To Pay Long-Overdue $940 Million To Native American Tribes

The government had contracted with the tribes to provide services but then didn't pay the agreed-upon price. The parties are settling a decades-old lawsuit over it.
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What Is Donald Trump's Appeal To Voters? He Represents Their Anger.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bush's chief media strategist, about Donald Trump's style and substance.
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GM To Pay $900 Million To Settle Criminal Case Over Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to an ignition switch defect, which was tied to the deaths of at least 124 people. No GM executives were charged.
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Pope's U.S. Visit Spurs Catholic Support For Criminal Justice Reform

Catholic officials in the U.S. weigh in with support for changes to the criminal justice system, citing Pope Francis' advocacy for prisoners. The Pope will visit a prison in Pennsylvania this month.
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Fed Cites Global Concerns In Vote To Leave Interest Rates Unchanged

Citing concerns about developments overseas, the Federal Reserve voted to leave interest rates unchanged Thursday. Many had expected the Fed to raise the federal funds rate by a quarter-point.
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Federal Reserve Decides Not To Raise Interest Rates

The U.S. Federal Reserve has decided not to raise interest rates, despite the fact that the economy has been gaining strength. Economist Megan Greene has advice for how to handle the decision.
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Russian Aid To Syrian Regime Designed To Shift Focus From Ukraine

Russia's stepped up aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad puts the U.S. in an awkward spot. For years, the U.S. has argued Assad can't be part of a solution to the war. But it hasn't been able to convince Russia of that.

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