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September 20, 2014 | KERA · Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP’s survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · Now that Scotland has voted to stay in the U.K., attention is turning to another separatist movement. Emboldened by the peaceful Scottish referendum, Catalans are planning a vote in November.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · Under the country’s three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · As a kid, Scottish soul singer Paolo Nutini fell in love with male harmony groups like The Drifters. He says the fragility on those old recordings inspired the sound of his new album, Caustic Love.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week’s Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · The legendary crooner and pop superstar have a natural chemistry on their new collaborative album, which might introduce a new generation of pop fans to the world of jazz.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · But flutist Yukie Ota didn’t let a little insect throw her off her game at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.
 

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September 13, 2014 | NPR · A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
 

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September 13, 2014 | NPR · The president’s proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
 

 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · The country’s presidential election, which has been disputed for months, may finally be coming to an end. The two candidates are expected to sign a deal tomorrow that would create a unity government.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here’s a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls “a pattern of misinformation and misdirection” by the team and the NFL.
 

Arts & Life

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · Gail Sheehy is famous for her in-depth profiles of influential people, as well as her 1976 book on common adult life crises. Now she turns her eye inward, in her new memoir Daring: My Passages.
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we’ve decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · As a little girl, Anne Sinclair knew Pablo Picasso. She talks with NPR’s Scott Simon about why she didn’t want the master to paint her picture, and her new memoir, My Grandfather’s Gallery.
 

Music

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer says her new album, JHUD, has more energy than her previous ballad-heavy albums, and expresses more of her “everyday person.”
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · A certain someone hates the word “songstress.” What else should be abolished from music writing?
 

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September 20, 2014 | NPR · As a kid, Scottish soul singer Paolo Nutini fell in love with male harmony groups like The Drifters. He says the fragility on those old recordings inspired the sound of his new album, Caustic Love.
 

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