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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.

Latest Headlines

Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.


Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.


U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.


The Puzzle And The Pea

Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.


Police Peg Preschool Pumpkin Pilferers

NPR's Lynn Neary ponders the plunder of a preschool pumpkin patch.


Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.


Gaming Expert: Destiny Is Good, But 'There's Not Much There'

The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.


'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music

We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.


USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.


As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.



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