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Sagging Pants And The Long History Of 'Dangerous' Street Fashion

For adults, "sagging" has long been a marker of slovenliness or something more sinister. But the style might just be the latest iteration of fashion freighted with some old anxieties.
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Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.
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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.
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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.
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Sometimes Suspects Make It Too Easy For Authorities

In Boston, a convicted felon, who isn't supposed to have weapons, posted photos of himself with guns on Twiter. A Fla. man fell asleep while apparently robbing a house. He slept as police took photos.
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Fifth Graders' Onion Crop Is Missing, Apparently Stolen

The class planted 100 onions in June and planned to harvest them this month. But when the students returned for the new school year, the onions were gone.
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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.
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Congress Will Eventually Vote On Force Against Islamist Militants

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.
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La. Shrimpers Complain Low Prices Aren't Worth Their Effort

Hundreds of Louisiana shrimping boats are docked this week, their nets dry. Shrimpers want more money for their catch. Current prices barely allow them to cover their fuel bills.
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Jazz Arranger Gerald Wilson Dies At 96

Bandleader, composer and arranger Gerald Wilson died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Wilson's career stretched from the swing era of the 1930s into the 21st century.

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