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Ben Carson, The Other Republican Outsider On The Rise

Ben Carson is rising in Iowa. He's drawn big crowds in the state and he's catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, the retired neurosurgeon has no background in elected office.

Professional Soccer Sets Welcoming Tone For Refugees In Germany

Last week, Bundesliga fans brought welcome banners to stadiums. Now soccer giant FC Bayern Munich is following suit, opening its heart and wallet to help refugees adjust to life in Germany.

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Colorado's Long-Lasting Birth Control Program For Teens May Not Last Long

Colorado's experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.

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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.

Here's What It's Like To Be A Syrian Refugee In Europe

Back in February, NPR published this look at Syrian refugees entering Europe. The crisis has only intensified since then and we are republishing the original story.

S.C. To Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof In Charleston Shooting

Roof has been charged with murdering nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina in June. He also faces federal hate crime charges.

He Had One Week To Make A Movie For The Slum Film Festival

The filmmaker is 21. He had to direct and star in a movie — his first movie, in fact. He was really, really stressed. Would he make the deadline?

Coast Guard: Tow Boat Collision On Mississippi Causes Oil Spill

River traffic was halted on a portion of the waterway after the accident near Paducah, Ky. The maximum size of the Wednesday evening spill of clarified slurry oil is thought to be 250,000 gallons.

Legionnaires' Outbreak Contained At Calif. Prison; New Cases In Illinois

Outbreaks reported across the country this summer are not related; it doesn't spread among people. Instead, it's spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.

Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep's weight reportedly dropped by half.

Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

September 3, 2015
MOREHEAD, KY - SEPTEMBER 2: Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, listens to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz as they speak with her about getting a marriage license at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)

Kim Davis was jailed for contempt after refusing to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Remembering Katrina Through Art

September 3, 2015
This is a photo from a series by Canadian photographer Isabelle Hayeur, who took pictures in Louisiana, New York and other places where water is both the lifebood of the place, but also the biggest threat. (Isabelle Hayeur)

An exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art marks the anniversary by going beyond images of the storm-damaged city.

Steve Almond’s Manifesto Against Football, Continued

September 3, 2015
Taiwan Jones #22 of the Oakland Raiders tries to catch the ball in the endzone while covered by Chris Clemons #29 of the Arizona Cardinals at Coliseum on August 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The author and lifelong football fan has written a new afterward to his controversial 2014 book “Against Football.”

Get Over Your Feelings: One Psychiatrist’s Message For A Better Life

September 2, 2015
The Bennetts' new book offers practical advice for everyday problems. (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

As he says, “Stop asking why you’ve got weaknesses and start preventing them from turning you into a jerk.”

Loss And Renewal Mark New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

September 2, 2015
A statue of Steve Gleason is seen outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 30, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

ESPN The Magazine has devoted an entire issue to a single writer and subject. Wright Thompson discusses his story “Beyond the Breach.”

Single Motherhood, And A Dad

September 2, 2015
How does a dad feel when a mom is called a "single mother"? (WLRN Youth Radio)

How does a dad feel when a mom is called a “single mother”? Teenager Diamond Russell brings us the story of her own mom and dad.

New Pew Study Looks At American Catholics

September 2, 2015
A man holds rosary beads, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Baton Rouge, La. (Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Among the findings: only about a third of U.S. Catholics view caring for the environment as an important part of their Catholic identity.

A Push To Make Flying Safer For People With Peanut Allergies

September 1, 2015
Peanuts on a napkin (Daniella Segura/Flickr)

A coalition of allergy organizations wants airlines to be required to carry EpiPens to treat someone who goes into anaphylactic shock.

Robert Redford On Aging, Curiosity And ‘A Walk In The Woods’

September 1, 2015
Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson in the film, "A Walk in the Woods." The movie comes out in U.S. theaters on Sept. 2, 2015. (Frank Masi, SMPSP/Broad Green Pictures via AP)

The 79-year-old Hollywood legend is out with a new film co-starring Nick Nolte, about hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Refugees Farm To Put Down Their Roots In Phoenix

September 1, 2015
Hussein and Shreen Alhamka came to the U.S. from Iraq a few years ago. With the help of their 12 kids, they grow more than 20 types of fruits and vegetables to sell at local markets. (Stina Sieg/KJZZ)

The program leases land for the refugees to grow fruits and vegetables from their homeland and sell them in their new community.

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

September 1, 2015
In this screen grab from a video posted on the Oakland A's Facebook page, Corey Reich (left) and catcher Stephen Vogt participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 19, 2015.

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

Listening Back To Our Conversation With Oliver Sacks

September 1, 2015
Oliver Sacks (Elena Seibert)

Oliver Sacks, celebrated neurologist and best-selling author, has died at 82. We’ll listen back to our remarkable 2013 interview with Oliver Sacks on life and aging.

Oliver Sacks Couldn't Cure Me, But He Gave Me So Much More

September 1, 2015
Molly Birnbaum: He gave me something far more important than answers -- he gave me time, unhurried, generous amounts of time. Oliver Sacks is pictured here at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival. The neurologist and writer died Sunday, August 30, 2015. He was 82. (Luigi Novi/ Wikimedia Commons)

He gave me something far more important than answers — he gave me time, unhurried, generous amounts of time.

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

August 31, 2015
Daniel James Brown is author of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

Annual Boston Tradition: Move-In For Thousands Of City’s College Students

August 31, 2015
On Monday, Kevin Weldon, a Boston University senior, lifts a suitcase into his pickup truck while helping friends relocate from Comm. Ave. to another apartment in Allston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Also descending on areas around campuses: city inspectors, seeking to ensure apartments are up to code.

Growers See Strong Apple-Picking Season In New England

August 30, 2015
McIntosh apples hang on a tree on Sunday at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass. Apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. (Steven Senne/AP)

According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year’s and 18 percent above the region’s five-year average.

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