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5 Things You Should Know About Jason Chaffetz 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:55:00 -0400 
    The Utah congressman who's challenging House GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is praised for sticking to his core principles and derided for

What's Next For The Trans-Pacific Trade Deal? 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:56:00 -0400 
    The U.S. and Pacific Rim countries reached agreement Monday on an ambitious pact that cuts trade barriers, sets new labor and environmental standards and protects intellectual property rights.

'This Is Not Over,' S.C. Governor Says Of Historic Rain And Flooding 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:21:00 -0400 
    Faced with devastating floods, officials are urging people to stay home and off the roads. Gov. Nikki Haley says she spoke with President Obama about federal help Monday morning.

Record Rains Leave Parts Of South Carolina's Capital Under Water 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:42:00 -0400 
    Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., talks with Renee Montagne about the flooding that has crippled his city. On Sunday, almost 7 inches of rain fell, the most ever recorded in the city's history.

U.S., Other Nations Reach Agreement On Trans-Pacific Partnership 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:25:00 -0400 
    A long process to ease trading between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.

U.S. Settles Claims Against BP Over Deepwater Horizon Spill For $20 Billion 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:59:00 -0400 
    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch calls the deal "the largest settlement with a single entity in American history."

Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Some colleges give big discounts based on family income. Some don't. Play with Planet Money's interactive graphic to see the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.

Work On Parasite Diseases Earns Nobel Prize For Medicine 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:30:00 -0400 
    The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. Among the three winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University, for his work on the roundworm parasite.

Father Believes Oregon Shooting Victim Saved His Daughter's Life 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:06:00 -0400 
    Lacey Scroggins, 18, was in class in Roseburg when a gunman burst in and started shooting. Her father, Randy, a pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, recounts how Lacey says she survived.

The Supreme Court's New Term: Here's What To Watch 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:02:00 -0400 
    The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.

Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like 
  Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:28:00 -0400 
    It's hard to predict how quickly a woman's fertility will decline and if she'll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.

Breaking Down The Race For The Speaker's Gavel 
  Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:12:29 -0400 
    The competition for speaker of the House turned competitive on Sunday. Senior editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what this could mean for the leadership in Congress.

Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker 
  Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:12:29 -0400 
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

Doctors Without Borders Director: U.S.-Allied Forces To Blame For Attack 
  Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:12:29 -0400 
    The international medical aid group Doctors Without Borders is blaming U.S-allied forces for a deadly attack on one of its hospitals in Afghanistan.

Pope's Visit Brings Focus To Tenuous Intersection Of Faith And Politics 
  Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:12:00 -0400 
    Many Americans are reassessing Pope Francis' triumphant U.S. tour because of his meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.
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