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Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:00:02 -0400

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The Next U.S. President Can Expect Weakened, But Still Lethal ISIS

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:00:02 -0400

The Pentagon is predicting big victories soon over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Even if that happens, the next U.S. leader will have figure out how to deal with a weakened, but still dangerous group.

Reports: AT&T Will Buy Time Warner For More Than $80 Billion

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:48:00 -0400

AT&T has agreed to terms with Time Warner to buy the media giant for more than $80 billion, according to both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

Japanese Climber Junko Tabei, First Woman To Conquer Mount Everest, Dies At 77

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:57:00 -0400

"We were told we should be raising children instead," Junko Tabei said of the all-female expedition she helped lead on Everest in 1975.

At Least 70 Die In Train Derailment In Cameroon; Hundreds Injured

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:22:00 -0400

Travelers had crowded onto the train because a section of the main road between Cameroon's two largest cities had collapsed.

U.S. Parents Are Sweating And Hustling To Pay For Child Care

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:09:02 -0400

Kids may be little. But the cost of paying for someone to take care of them is really big. Stressed-out parents are pinching pennies, driving for Uber and putting off saving and having more kids .

Iraqi Forces Shaken by ISIS Resistance in Fight For Mosul

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:49:00 -0400

In the first week of an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the effort is slow and fraught with danger. While officials say the operation is on track, citizens who've witnessed the casualties disagree.

As Military Moving Costs Rise, It's Difficult For Officials To Keep Track

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:24 -0400

The military spends $4.3 billion a year to move troops from one assignment to another, but the Pentagon doesn't keep very good data on how it spends that money and why.

Anne Carson's Poetry Collection 'Float' In Unconventional Medium To Suit The Message

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Anne Carson's book of poems come in a clear plastic box where they 'float,' which is also the title of her new collection. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the poet about her work.

As Baseball Teams Close In On Championship, History Overshadows Cleveland And Chicago

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Will the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers to advance to the World Series? Will the Cleveland Indians bring home the city's second championship this year? Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

Clinton Strategy: Is It Worth Reaching For Traditionally Republican States?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bill Burton, former National Press Secretary for the Obama '08 Presidential Campaign, about whether Hillary Clinton should pursue votes in these states to build on her lead.

MetLife Splits With Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang To Adapt To Current Insurance Market

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Metlife is firing Snoopy. The insurance company is saying goodbye to Snoopy and the Peanuts characters as its mascots, ending a three decade relationship.

Voice Actors Strike Against Video Game Companies

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

The strike of the SAG-AFTRA union went into effect Friday after failed negotiations between the union's voice actors and video game employers, particularly over compensation and secrecy.

Election 2016: The Consequences Of Early Voting

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Early voting is underway in 37 states and the District of Columbia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to James Huffman, Dean Emeritus at the Lewis and Clark Law School, about the downsides of early voting.

What A Phillipines Realignment With China Could Mean For U.S. Relations In Asia

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Sports Writer Mitch Albom On 2016 Election

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports writer and philanthropist Mitch Albom about his orphanage in Haiti, the presidential candidates, and finding inspiration during an election year.