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Texas Pulls Out Of Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

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Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement means that aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.

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Big Wings, Bigger Dreams: A Sleepover In The Space Shuttle's Shadow

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Sleepovers at the National Air and Space Museum's huge annex near Washington, D.C., offer a real-life night at the Smithsonian.

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

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

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From Miss Universe to Monica Lewinsky, Trump Flirts With A Risky Line Of Attack

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Throughout the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has accused her opponent, Donald Trump of being sexist. The Trump campaign has responded in ways that may seem counter-intuitive.

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

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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.

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'Power Poses' Co-Author: 'I Do Not Believe The Effects Are Real'

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NPR's Scott Simon talks to behavioral scientist Uri Simonsohn about how one of the scientists behind 2010 research on 'power poses' is distancing herself from that work.

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Despite The Odds, Syrian Activist Keeps Basement Schools Running In Aleppo

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Marcell Shehwaro recently stopped by the United Nations to plead her case for intervention in Syria. But she's still operating schools out of the basement in opposition-held parts of Aleppo.

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

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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.

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Peace Corps Volunteer Is As Strong As Legendary Horse Of Kyrgyzstan

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She wanted to promote exercise — and challenge the belief that women aren't as physically capable as men. So she jumped into a chilly, choppy lake.

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What Was 'A Blog Supreme'?

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A history of NPR's jazz thing, and a goodbye, from its editor.

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A Photographer Gets Old — Over And Over — In 'The Many Sad Fates'

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Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.

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Aleppo Daily Life In Failed Ceasefire: Scarce Supplies, Information Apps As Lifelines

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Aleppo has seen more bloodshed this week in the wake of a failed ceasefire. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Financial Times correspondent Erika Solomon about how daily life goes on in that Syrian city.

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An Act Of Kindness, From One Immigrant To Another

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Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee who had recently arrived in Ontario. And when the bride next door's zipper broke at the last minute, he came to her rescue.

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

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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.

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Authors Talk Politics: Junot Diaz On Election 2016

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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.

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The largest hospital in the rebel-held portion of the northern city, which had already suffered a strike earlier...

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