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Friday, October 19, 2018
- The TB That Afflicts Much Of The World Was Likely Spread By Europeans
A new study looks at how tuberculosis has traveled the world — and the lessons that can be learned about treatment of drug-resistant forms.
- Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record
It took less than 125 days — just over one-third of a year — for Jenny Graham to ride around the world, covering some 18,000 miles on her bike.
- U.N. Calls For End To 'Virginity Tests'
The tests are traumatic and unreliable, the United Nations said in a statement this week. In Afghanistan, there's a campaign to bring the practice to a halt.
- Spain Plans To Remove Franco's Remains From A Memorial, Angering His Supporters
More than four decades after his death, the dictator Francisco Franco remains a divisive figure. His tomb is situated at a memorial outside Madrid that has become a pilgrimage site of sorts.
- Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar After Attack That Killed Police Chief
The rest of the country will vote Saturday. But one journalist says that after a gunman pulled off a surprise attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."
- World Watches As More Details About The Khashoggi Case Come To Light
Steve Inskeep talks to Victoria Nuland, a veteran diplomat who served in the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, about the impact of the U.S. response to the Jamal Khashoggi case.
- Detained American Graduate Student Allowed To Study In Israel, Court Rules
Israel's Supreme Court said Lara Alqasem should be allowed to study in the country despite her past association with a student group that supports boycotting Israel.
- Mexico Ups Southern Border Security To Keep Out Migrant Caravan
Mexican riot police are guarding the southern border with Guatemala to prevent Honduran migrants from crossing en masse into Mexico. It's the latest caravan trying to make it to the U.S.
- Violence Delays Afghan Elections In Kandahar Province
Saturday was supposed to be an election day in Kandahar Province, but those elections are postponed a week. Steve Inskeep talks to Pam Constable of The Washington Post, about why the delay.
- Court Rules Detained American Must Be Allowed To Study In Israel
An American graduate student held at Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv for two weeks has been allowed to enter Israel to study, after winning her case at the country's supreme court.
- Examining The Close Ties Between Saudi Arabia And Silicon Valley
Steve Inskeep talks with writer Anand Giridharadas about the relationship between Silicon Valley and Saudi Arabia. The presumed killing of a Saudi journalist raises concerns about the investments.
- News Brief: Midterm Elections, Montana Rally, Afghan Election
There's a tight race in California's 48th Congressional District. President Trump praises a candidate who body-slammed a reporter in 2017. For candidates in Afghanistan, it's a life or death gamble.
- When Immigration Status Puts Couple's Life 'At Pause'
On their first date, Irakere Picon told Arianna Hermosillo that he was undocumented. He works as an immigration lawyer, and the couple, now married, face anxieties related to his status.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
- As Caravan Of Migrants Heads North, Trump Threatens To Close Southern U.S. Border
Hundreds of people have arrived at a Guatemalan town just across the border from Mexico. It's uncertain how Trump would block the group from crossing at a legal port of entry.
- Jamal Khashoggi's Last Column Before Disappearance Calls For Free Expression
The column's publication is "kind of an acknowledgement to ourselves ... that we don't have much hope that we're going to be able to edit this one with him," the Post editorial page editor told NPR.
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