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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan

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Tunisian Election Complete's Its Transition To Democracy

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

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Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

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Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt, and white sneakers. The pace keeps getting faster.

Rodriguez is at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, taking part in a Marine Corp experiment to determine whether women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.

"A lot of people think that we can't do it," she says.

U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

KPLU News - 3 hours 19 min ago
The invisible world of the bathroom isn't pretty — unless you're a microbe.

When Thanksgiving Was Weird

KPLU News - 3 hours 20 min ago
Oddest thing: Thanksgiving in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween.

People – young and old – got all dressed up and staged costumed crawls through the streets. In Los Angeles, Chicago and other places around the country, newspapers ran stories of folks wearing elaborate masks and cloth veils. Thanksgiving mask balls were held in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Montesano, Wash.

As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

KPLU News - 3 hours 22 min ago
In 2008, Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham traveled with her then-partner from their home in Mississippi to San Francisco, a few months after gay marriage became legal in California. They'd been together for about a year and a half before they decided to get married.

After the ceremony, they went back to Mississippi, where they lived together. Then a year later, they decided to split up.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:59
Marion Barry, the fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling health issues. He was 78.

The four-term mayor, who was still serving his third term on the D.C.

Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:19
As a grand jury considers whether Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges over the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, many in the St. Louis suburb are calling for calm, even as they prepare for what could be a sharp public reaction to the jury's decision.

Saying "the grand jury is still gathering information," the St.

UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 13:01
Citing "great sorrow, great rage" and "great determination," University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says she's suspending all the school's fraternities until Jan. 9.

Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:25
Ebola is on the rise in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown.

Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:06
As Nigeria's military continues to battle Boko Haram fighters for control of towns and territory in the turbulent northeast, fearful residents are leaving — or being driven out of town.

Senators, Congressman Pile On To Call For Hanford Vapor Fix

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:52
 

For the third time this week, there are calls to protect workers from hazardous vapors at Hanford, this time from Washington’s congressional delegation.

Tech Week: Uber Under Fire, The Vision Behind Google's Lollipop

KPLU News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:47
Uber's public-relations nightmare dominated the week's technology news. A senior executive at the ride-sharing firm suggested that Uber should dig up dirt about media critics of the company.