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3:57pm

Mon September 9, 2013
NPR Story

Skateboarders Mobilize As Art Center Tries To Reclaim Cavern

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:20 pm

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In medieval times, the south bank of the River Thames in London was full of seedy theaters, brothels and scoundrels. But centuries later, it has become one of the world's finest centers for the arts. Recent plans to expand the arts center has revealed a uniquely, contemporary conflict. As NPR's Philip Reeves reports, this conflict is reviving grassroots activism in Britain's capital.

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3:57pm

Mon September 9, 2013
NPR Story

Loser In Moscow Mayoral Election The One That's Made News

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 4:20 pm

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2:23pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Planet Money

The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 12:59 am

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Erin Ford graduated from the University of Texas two years ago with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Recruiters came to campus to woo her. She got a paid summer internship, which turned into a full-time job after she graduated. Now, at age 24, she makes $110,000 a year.

Michael Gardner just graduated from City College in New York with a degree in psychology. He applied for more than 100 jobs, had trouble getting interviews and worked at Home Depot to make ends meet.

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5:32pm

Sun September 8, 2013
The U.S. Response To Syria

How Could A Drought Spark A Civil War?

Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010.
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The background of the Syrian conflict can seem obscure to outsiders, but the spark that started it all is often traced back to the city of Dara'a, in February of 2011.

A group of young people writing Arab Spring protest slogans on a wall are arrested and beaten.

"When that news broke there was a massive demonstration on the street, and that was the first spark one can call of the Syrian uprising," Nayan Chanda tells NPR's Jacki Lyden.

But long before a single shot was fired in Syria, there was drought in Dara'a, laying the groundwork for social unrest.

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4:33pm

Sun September 8, 2013
Animals

Hired Hog Trapper Has Three Years To Clean Out Dallas

Originally published on Sun September 8, 2013 5:26 pm

Feral hogs were once just a rural problem in Texas, but now they threaten to turn city parks into sties.
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Texas has a pig problem.

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