An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

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As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, evangelical minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.

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Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

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A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.

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Milwaukee Case Considers Gun Dealer's Responsibility In Shootings

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the case considering whether a gun store should be held responsible for the shooting of two Milwaukee police.

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An Iran Deal Milestone That Tehran Wants To Play Down

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Sunday is the so-called "adoption day" for the nuclear deal with Iran. It's the day that Iran will begin sharply curtailing its nuclear program as part of the agreement reached this summer.

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Dutch Investigators Say Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Downed By Russian Missile

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A report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has been released in the Netherlands. The report says the plane was shot down by a Russian-built missile, but the question of who fired that missile will be determined by a separate criminal inquiry.

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Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

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Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

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Las Vegas' Slow Economic Recovery Serves As Democratic Debate Backdrop

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Las Vegas is hosting the first official debate between the Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday night. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Michael Finnegan of the Los Angeles Times about how the city's slow recovery from the recession may set the tone.

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Planned Parenthood To Stop Accepting Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue

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Planned Parenthood says it will no longer accept reimbursement for the cost of providing fetal tissue to researchers. The move is a response to sting videos and accusations that the organization unlawfully profits from such donations.

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'Playboy' Announces Decision To Stop Publishing Nude Photos

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Charlie Warzel of Buzzfeed about Playboy's decision to stop publishing nude photos as Internet pornography has brought pressure on the print industry.

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Russian Officials Challenge Dutch Report On Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

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Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Russia has offered a number of explanations — all of which attempt to shift blame away from Russia and its Ukrainian separatist allies.

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SABMiller Agrees In Principle To Merger With Anheuser-Busch InBev

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A titanic merger in the beer industry is brewing: Anheuser-Busch InBev offered more than $104 billion to win over the board of SABMiller. The behemoth will control about a third of the globe's beer production and about 70 percent of the market in the U.S. Now the question is whether regulators will allow the merger.

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'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

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The hit musical only closed six years ago, and now it's back, in a well-reviewed revival featuring hearing and deaf actors, who sing and sign during the performance.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

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The Supreme Court three years ago struck down mandatory life sentences in cases involving juvenile defendants. Should that ruling be applied retroactively to those sentenced to life long ago? NPR reports on a case with implications for many inmates nationwide who are serving such sentences.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Jinxes Houston Astros With Premature Tweet

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Superstitious Houston Astro fans can blame Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for their team's collapse Monday in the American League Division Series.

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University Of Louisville Men's Basketball Rocked By Escort Scandal

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University of Louisville is investigating claims that a former staffer hired escorts to have sex with basketball players and recruits. In a new book, Katina Powell claims she provided escort services to teenage recruits for four years.

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Bulgarian Film at the Easton Area Public Library – The Lesson

October 13, 2015 At Easton Area Public Library - Catherine Drake Meeting Room, lower level

Dorothy Day Commemoration documentary screening

October 13, 2015 At Pearn Auditorium in Brennan Hall; University of Scranton

Seneca Falls Bus Trip to National Women's Rights Historic Site

October 14, 2015 At Wyoming County Cultural Center/Dietrich Theater