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  • 6:44pm Oct 07, 2016
    World News World News Health & Safety

    Poland Backs Down On Abortion Ban After Extraordinary Protests

    NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Justyna Pawlak, Reuters bureau chief for central and eastern Europe, about Poland backing down on a total abortion ban after an extraordinary protest. The current law, among the most restrictive in Europe, sees exceptions in cases of fetal anomaly, threat to mother's health and life or pregnancy from rape. This proposal would have completely banned abortion in the country, if not partly for the thousands who took to the streets in "black protests."
  • 6:44pm Oct 07, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    Supporters Hope Trump Bounces Back In Second Debate

    Even Donald Trump's biggest supporters are hoping he has a better performance Sunday than he did in the first presidential debate. Trump backers in Nevada, Arizona and Colorado offer advice to Trump ahead of this weekend's debate.
  • 6:44pm Oct 07, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    Candidates Face Challenges In Town Hall Style Debate

    Sunday's town hall debate presents Hillary Clinton with opportunities and perils. NPR explores why the town hall format is tricky for some candidates to navigate.
  • 6:44pm Oct 07, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    Week In Politics: Vice Presidential Debate

    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson, Washington editor of the National Review. They discuss the vice presidential debate and look at down ticket races.
  • 6:44pm Oct 07, 2016
    World News World News

    Colombian President Wins Nobel Peace Prize After Failed Peace Deal

    In a region of southern Colombia that suffered terribly during the 50-year war with leftist guerrillas, people were surprised the nation's president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His celebrated efforts to end the conflict were rejected by Colombian voters.
  • 6:01pm Oct 07, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    U.S. Formally Accuses Russia Of Hacking Democratic Party

    The U.S. publicly accused Russia of being behind the hacking of the Democratic Party, electoral meddling and other cyber-mischief, reflecting a major decision to openly "name and blame" Moscow.
  • 4:32pm Oct 07, 2016
    National National Health & Safety

    State Laws Build Momentum For First National Paid Family Leave Program

    Since California passed a statewide paid parental leave law, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York have followed suit. Other laws are in the works elsewhere around the country, and economist Aparna Mathur of the conservative American Enterprise Institute is among those who think these state laws could be a model for a national paid leave policy.