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Document In South Carolina, Sanders Discusses Race, Courts Black Voters
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew big crowds again this weekend, but they may not be the right kind of crowd if he hopes to win South Carolina's primary.
Document Tianjin Tragedy Is A Painful Reflection Of How China Largely Works
A massive explosion in Tianjin, China killed more than 100 people earlier this month. Correspondent Frank Langfitt says the country's corruption and a lack of accountability have endangered lives.
Document Ravages Of Heroin Addiction Haunt Friends, Families And Whole Towns
Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.
Document Ben Lecomte Swam Across The Atlantic; Next He Tries The Pacific
In 1998, Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean. The 47-year-old athlete is planning another historic plunge — this time swimming across the ocean on the other side of the country.
Document Hard To Categorize: Joseph C. Phillips' Album 'Changing Same' Is Out Tuesday
Joseph C. Phillips Jr. creates music that sounds classical, funky and sometimes cinematic. He deconstructs his compositions for NPR's Rachel Martin.
Document Police In Macedonia Fire Stun Grenades At Refugees Who Storm Border
Thousands of migrants broke through police lines and crossed the border from Greece into Macedonia, hoping to continue northward to new lives in northern Europe. Macedonian police fired stun grenades.
Document Rape Case Raises Troubling Issues At St. Paul's School, Sociologist Says
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sociologist Michael Kimmel about the male culture at prep schools that may contribute to sexual assaults, like a recent alleged rape at the elite St. Paul's School.
Document New York City Struggles To Keep Up With High Homeless Numbers
The number of people sleeping in New York's shelters has been slow to fall after hitting a record high of 59,000 last year. Advocates for the homeless say more New Yorkers are living on the streets.
Document 'Science Of Mom': Scientist Sorts Through Studies So Parents Don't Have To
Alice Callahan uses her background in nutritional biology and fetal physiology to help new parents tell fact from fiction in her new book <em>The Science of Mom</em>. She gives tips to NPR's Rachel Martin.
Document Pasaquan, Eccentric Artist's Georgia Home, Gets A Sprucing Up
Tucked away in rural southwest Georgia, a phantasmagorical home is under restoration. The compound, named Pasaquon, is the life's work of visionary artist Eddie Owens Martin.
Document Southern Poverty Law Center Remembers Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond
Mourners turned out in Montgomery, Ala., to remember civil rights pioneer Julian Bond, who died Aug. 15. In 1971, he became the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery.
Document German College Student Ditches Apartment To Ride The Rails
NPR's Rachel Martin reports on a young woman who has given up her home and is spending a year living on trains, criss-crossing Germany. She plans to turn her experience into a college thesis.
Document Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly
Only 1 percent of Italians have celiac disease, similar to the rest of the world. But since gluten is everywhere, there's high public awareness about it and more than 4,000 gluten-free eateries.
Document Alex Potter's Photos Bear Witness To Yemen's Civil War
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Alex Potter, a young American photographer in Yemen's largest city Sanaa. She is bearing witness to the terrible human toll of Yemen's civil war.
Document In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale &mdash; And They're Going Cheap
As Spaniards migrate from villages to cities for work, education and access to health care, rural hamlets are ending up on the auction block. Foreigners are in the market for these properties.

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