As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda

One way to measure the growing turmoil in South Sudan is by the rapidly expanding refugee influx in neighboring Uganda.A crowd of refugees press into a food distribution area at Pagirinya Refugee Settlement, one of the newest camps built to accommodate the latest arrivals in northern Uganda, just across the border from South Sudan.Jonathan Taban, a father of six, explained that he's trying to see when he will receive food rations. He's been skipped twice now for a monthly allotment of grains,...
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Gotcha: Space Station Grabs Onto NASA's 5,100-Pound Cargo Craft

Astronauts used the International Space Station's robotic arm to grapple the Cygnus cargo spacecraft early Sunday morning, starting the process of bringing more than 5,100 pounds of supplies and research equipment aboard. The cargo's experiments include one thing astronauts normally avoid: fire."The new experiments include studies on fire in space, the effect of lighting on sleep and daily rhythms, collection of health-related data, and a new way to measure neutrons," NASA says.Aboard the...
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The final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrapped up last week, but a post-debate argument raged for days afterward: Is Trump saying "bigly" or "big-league"?

Many took to social media questioning what the Republican nominee could be saying.

Some even criticized him, saying bigly isn't a word.

The U.K. justice minister has pardoned thousands of gay men convicted under "gross indecency" laws, which made homosexuality illegal until 1967. Rachel Barnes, great-niece of Alan Turing, one of the most famous men convicted under the law, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the decision.

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(Airs 10/23, & 10/24) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill. On this week's show they talk about the Donald Trump’s claims that the media is conspiring against him, the role of a newspaper columnist, the newspaper that’s paying a price for endorsing Donald Trump, and much more.

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Code Blue Saratoga
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It seems an emergency shelter for the homeless will remain at its new location in Saratoga Springs this winter despite objections from neighbors.

Saed Karzoun read self-help books like Think and Grow Rich. He carefully studied the YouTube videos of motivational speakers like Les Brown.

All of it helped Karzoun style himself as a motivational speaker hoping to inspire his fellow Palestinians.

There isn't much optimism in the Palestinian territories these days. Unemployment is high. Morale is low. The peace process is frozen. Foreign aid to the Palestinians has dropped drastically in recent years. An independent Palestinian state is nowhere on the horizon.


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