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Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

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Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.

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With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.

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The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

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'I Am Cait' Premieres As Reality Series With A Cause

NPR reviews the premiere of I Am Cait, E! network's new reality series in which Caitlyn Jenner introduces her female identity to her family and explores transgender issues.

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Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

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35 Women, 1 Story: Bill Cosby Accusers In 'New York Magazine'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Noreen Malone about her story in New York Magazine that names and shares personal stories of some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

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Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

The committee ended Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games on Monday. Mayor Martin Walsh had sought assurances that Boston taxpayers wouldn't be left with a major bill for hosting the games.

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Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls

The company will pay up to $105 million in fines for failing to fix recalled vehicles in a timely manner. The automaker also agreed to pay top trade-in value for many cars that were subject to recall.

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As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.

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China's Stock Market Suffers Largest Drop In 8 Years

China's main stock index, the Shanghai Composite Index, fell 8.5 percent Monday in the biggest percentage drop in eight years. The Chinese market had been making a comeback from a serious sell-off earlier this summer, but now much of that gain has been lost.

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South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic

In South Florida, the Haitian community is protesting the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

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GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

With just one week to go until the first official Republican presidential debate, candidates are vying for support and attention to secure one of the 10 slots on the debate stage.

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Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia

President Obama visited Ethiopia Monday on the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to that Horn of Africa nation. He spoke about human rights after a meeting with Ethiopia's prime minister.

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U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

The two nations hope to push self-declared Islamic State fighters out of a swath of Syrian territory. Turkey also called an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday on ISIS threats within its borders.

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