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Last Build Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400

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Hurricane Matthew Looms As A Category 4 Storm

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400

Hurricane conditions could hit Jamaica and Haiti by Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Sunday, The National Hurricane Center says.

#NPRreads: Two Looks At America — And One Look At America's Pastime

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:43:00 -0400

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading.

A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:12:00 -0400

One of the country's most expensive races for local office is in Arizona's Maricopa County where Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, has the toughest challenge of his career.

Intense New Airstrikes Reported In Aleppo; Fewer Than 30 Doctors Remain In City

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:08:00 -0400

The largest hospital in the rebel-held portion of the northern city, which had already suffered a strike earlier this week, was hit again by at least two barrel bombs Saturday, an aid agency says.

How Effective Was Shimon Peres' Social Media Push For Peace?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:24:00 -0400

Shimon Peres spent his final years as a grandfatherly figure, using social media to urge young Israelis toward his optimistic vision of peace. They liked him — but some were skeptical of his message.

October Can Be Frightful For Investors. Will Politics Make It Scarier?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:00:29 -0400

The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.

This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:17 -0400

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.

How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:17 -0400

Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.

Congress Wraps Up One Month's Work In One Day To Keep Government Running

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:16 -0400

After weeks at a standstill, Congress wrapped up all the work it was supposed to do in September in just one day, from a veto override, to reaching a deal to keep government open through December 9th.

As Tight-Knit Jewish Communities Splinter, Shofar Takes Synagogue To The People

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

At a time when some people just can't make it to synagogue, rabbis are taking the shofar (the hollowed out ram's horn once used to call Jews together) to the old and the young.

When Presidents' Words Are Amplified, Scrutinized And Become '-Isms'

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

Putting your foot in your mouth isn't just a political hazard, it can be an occupation. Esquire Editor at Large AJ Jacobs looks at the gaffes of the great and the good.

Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Weiner Song Writer, Dies At 87

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.

The Latest In Sports

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

NPR's Tom Goldman speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about women's basketball semifinals, baseball wild-card games and the Ryder Cup in golf.

Prisoners Organize Countrywide Strike To Demand Better Working, Living Conditions

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

Tens of thousands of prisoners across the United States staged a strike to protest working conditions last month. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Beth Schwartzapfel, who has been covering the strikes.

Authors Talk Politics: Junot Diaz On Election 2016

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400

For the latest in our "Let's Talk Politics" series NPR's Scott Simon talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz about this election year.