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Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to give special attention to the poor and the abandoned. He does so in a pronouncement called "Rejoice And Be Glad." Here's NPR's Tom Gjelten.

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For Quaker Podcast, Silence Is Golden

Apr 9, 2018

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One year after a United Airlines passenger was violently dragged off a plane for refusing to be bumped, United and most other airlines have dramatically reduced their rates of bumping passengers from overbooked flights.

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When it comes to U.S. military power, President Trump has said time and again that he likes to keep people guessing.

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Movie Review: 'A Quiet Place'

Apr 6, 2018

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There is a movie opening today that caught our eyes and - well, and also our ears because of this sound.

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This morning, China is vowing to fight the United States to the finish if the Trump administration continues to escalate what is becoming increasingly like a trade war.

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Cat Is Stranded In Tree, Refuses Rescue

Apr 6, 2018

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The Pentagon And The President

Apr 6, 2018

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President Trump is ready to bring U.S. troops home from Syria, he says.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We were very successful against ISIS. We'll be successful against anybody militarily. But sometimes it's time to come back home.

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He goes by Walmart kid or yodeling boy.

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MASON RAMSEY: (Yodeling) ...Sigh, oh, Lord. That last long...

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As China and the United States continue to lob threats over new import tariffs, farmers in the Midwest are already adjusting to the first shots in what could become a trade war.

China imposed new tariffs on pork this week, pressuring producers who already are barely making ends meet, and now the two countries have released lists for the next group of products each would hit if disputes over intellectual property and other issues aren't resolved.

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