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September 3, 2015 | NPR · Ben Carson is rising in Iowa. He’s drawn big crowds in the state and he’s catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, the retired neurosurgeon has no background in elected office.
 

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September 3, 2015 | NPR · Last week, Bundesliga fans brought welcome banners to stadiums. Now soccer giant FC Bayern Munich is following suit, opening its heart and wallet to help refugees adjust to life in Germany.
 

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September 3, 2015 | NPR · Colorado’s experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.
 

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September 3, 2015 | NPR · The filmmaker is 21. He had to direct and star in a movie — his first movie, in fact. He was really, really stressed. Would he make the deadline?
 

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September 3, 2015 | FA · It has been called the new “um” or “like,” but linguist Geoff Nunberg says starting sentences with “so” isn’t a new trend. People have been doing it for years. We’re just noticing it more now.
 

September 3, 2015 | NPR · Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will get a kick out of Wayward, a graphic novel series that takes the magical-teens-battling-evil-monsters trope and transplants it to a lovingly-rendered Tokyo.
 

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September 3, 2015 | NPR · Intricate animation from the film suits this song, which simultaneously uplifts, encourages, chastises and mourns.
 

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September 3, 2015 | NPR · Giving punk the glam it so desperately needs, the duo lights a stick of dynamite under a wistful song to shred away the sadness.
 

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September 3, 2015 | NPR · Guest DJ and Latitudes writer Anastasia Tsioulcas joins Alt.Latino for some globe-trotting recommendations.
 

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