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Landfill Fire Threatens Nuclear Waste Site Outside St. Louis

There's no barrier between the underground chemical reaction and nearby radioactive waste. Federal, state and local officials disagree about the danger it poses; residents are confused and concerned.
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Presidential Debate Quandary: What's At Stake For Networks And Candidates?

Republican presidential candidates are in a fury over the way debates have run this year. They are negotiating independent of the party with TV networks, making fairly specific editorial demands.
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Give A Donation, Ask For Naming Rights

In New York, a billionaire couple asked that a college be renamed in their honor after they donated $20 million to the school. One expert says the request reflects a new trend among the megarich.
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If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.
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Families React To NPR's Reporting Of Secret Mustard Gas Testing

The World War II military experiments exposed more than 60,000 American troops. But because the testing was classified, many family members of veterans never learned the details of what happened.
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The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

General Assembly offers high-tech training face to face. Google and the Department of Education are paying attention.
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Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily and attend church regularly is declining.
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TransCanada Puts U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold

The company building the controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has suspended its permit application while waiting for approval on its preferred route through Nebraska.
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Rival GOP Campaigns Launch Power Plays In Debate Negotiations

Jeb Bush is resetting his campaign, and the GOP candidates agree that the party isn't in charge when it comes to debate negotiations. NPR explores what it all means for the 2016 race.
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In 'The Diplomat,' Filmmaker David Holbrooke Recalls Late Father's Career

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with filmmaker David Holbrooke about his new documentary, The Diplomat, exploring the life of his late father, the renowned diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

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