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A noon Monday deadline for President Robert Mugabe to voluntarily step down has come and gone with no word whether the longtime strongman of Zimbabwe will comply. Parliament has promised to initiate impeachment proceedings to remove him.

Alabama Republicans And Roy Moore

Nov 19, 2017

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Examining Russian Disinformation

Nov 19, 2017

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How do you dance when you can't feel your legs?

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UNIDENTIFIED SINGER: (Singing) Everybody dance now.

Kebabs, tikka masala, biryani, naan – these Indian dishes are well-known worldwide. But, you may soon see a new Indian dessert joining their ranks at your favorite Indian shops and restaurant.

Rosogolla, a round confection made with cottage cheese and sugar syrup, is a relatively cheap popular sweet treat in India, says Madhumita Saha, an opinion writer for World Is One News (WION).

"It's as good as baklava," she says.

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Time now for the Call-In. This week we asked you for your stories about living on a hundred-thousand dollars a year.

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KRIS WATERIS: Hi, my name is Kris Wateris (ph).

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Women around the country have been speaking out in what seems like a deluge of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against men in positions of power.

The floodgates opened with a New York Times story about sexual harassment accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has since been accused of raping multiple women and is now being investigated by multiple police agencies.

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes

Nov 5, 2017

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One of the world's richest people is under arrest in Saudi Arabia. He's one of the 11 princes arrested in what the kingdom is calling a corruption sweep. H.A. Hellyer is with the Atlantic Council, and he joins me now from Cairo. Good morning.

HA HELLYER: Good morning.

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No one knows exactly what was in the floodwaters in Texas that came after Hurricane Harvey. That's raised some questions about food safety after a flood. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports on the confusion about what to do with crops and farm fields that sat underwater for days.

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The Call-In: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Oct 22, 2017

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This is the Call-In. Every day seems to bring more accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. We wanted to hear your stories about harassment in the workplace.

BARBARA JAPIDEN: My name is Barbara Japiden (ph).

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Preliminary results show Austrian voters have given the right-leaning party of their 31-year-old foreign minister a mandate to form the next government, but not enough to run Austria without partnering with another party.

Sebastian Kurz, who is likely to become the next Austrian chancellor, would be Europe's youngest leader. The popular foreign minister is said to be an avid hiker and windsurfer.

President Trump made his view of the North American Free Trade Agreement very clear during the presidential election. He called NAFTA "the worst trade deal in ... the history of this country." And Trump blamed NAFTA for the loss of millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs.

His administration is in the midst of renegotiating the free trade deal with Canada and Mexico, and that is making many U.S. farmers and ranchers nervous.

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Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in late September, and nearly all the island is still without power. In remote parts of the island, some communities are just now digging out from the storm's destruction.

'Ask A Muslim Anything'

Oct 8, 2017

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America is going through a difficult time where people seem more divided than ever. One man, a Lebanese-American and a Muslim, is hoping to change that dynamic one conversation at a time. Anthony Brooks of member station WBUR has our story.

What's Behind The Jump In STD Rates

Oct 8, 2017

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The Boom In Political Podcasting

Oct 8, 2017

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