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Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 21:00

Those relying on the federal government's safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

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Istanbul police detain 36 suspected Islamic State militants

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:58
Turkey’s official news agency says Istanbul police have detained 36 people as alleged members of the Islamic State group.
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2 Myanmar photojournalists freed on bail in Bangladesh

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:58
Bangladesh police say two Myanmar photojournalists arrested while covering a massive influx of Rohingya refugees from their country have been released on bail, but that they can’t leave the country because the charges against them have yet to be dropped.
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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:58
A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group’s campaign against West German authorities has returned home.
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10 photos from Bangladesh camps, 10 stories of desperation

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:58
More than 400,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have poured into Bangladesh since the latest wave of violence exploded in their nearby home of Myanmar last month. The crisis has drawn global condemnation, with the United Nations and human rights groups calling on Myanmar to end what they describe as a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing.
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One of Italy's major parties just held a primary election. But the results are a secret.

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:58
The Five Star Movement, or M5S, the anti-establishment party founded by TV comedian Beppe Grillo, is currently leading in opinion polls. This means that the winner of the primaries has a good chance of becoming Italy’s next prime minister, when general elections are held next Spring — which raises serious concerns about the opacity of the vote.
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Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:11

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change.

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Is Tegel Airport To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Question, For Berlin

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 20:00

On Sunday — the same day as the German national election — Berliners will vote on whether to keep their city airport when a new one opens just south. Tegel Airport has fierce defenders — and critics.

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ACLU Sues Michigan After Same-Sex Couples Seeking To Adopt Are Rejected

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 19:46

The ACLU is challenging a Michigan practice that allows private child-placing agencies contracted by the state to deny services based on religious objections.

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In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 19:01

The poster tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as an equalizer in modern-day German elections. But some of today's messaging has been provocative to the point of causing offense.

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Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 19:00

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

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Spain saves 64 migrants from 2 boats crossing Mediterranean

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 64 migrants from two small boats trying to make a perilous sea crossing from Africa to Europe.
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Duterte says he became local millionaire due to inheritance

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
The Philippine president says he became a local millionaire at a young age due to inheritance but reiterated he has no unexplained wealth as alleged by his leading critic.
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China’s official Xinhua News Agency says a magnitude-3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
China’s official Xinhua News Agency says a magnitude-3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea.
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Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.
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Early count puts Bill English ahead in New Zealand election

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
Early vote counts on Saturday night in New Zealand’s general election showed Prime Minister Bill English’s National Party ahead but not by enough to form a government without help from other parties.
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How German politics became a beacon of stability compared with the United States

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
Some are even worried that there might be too much stability in German politics.
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With sharp words and stealth strikes, Israel sends a message to Hezbollah and U.S.

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:29
Israel is flexing its military muscles as it attempts to curb expansion by Iran and Hezbollah.
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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 18:18

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2017-09-23 17:20

The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

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