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Dozens of people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country's election commission announced it would postpone the presidential election, and protests turned violent Monday and Tuesday according to Human Rights Watch.

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Some of Donald Trump’s supporters living in Israel don’t want to take any chances. They see the Jewish State as a potentially important battleground in the US election. 

If the choice in November comes down to a tight contest in a state like Florida or Ohio, they want to grab every possible vote they can to put the Republican nominee over the top. 

Activists for Trump have opened several campaign offices in Israel, including what is said to be the first-ever campaign office for a US presidential candidate in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

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The day after Sept. 11, 2001, Rana Singh Sodhi and his older brother, Balbir, were out running some errands in and around Phoenix. Rana remembers that they started getting harassed.

“People yell to us, using [the] F-word, and ‘Go back to your country!’” he recalls.

But they were in their country. The brothers had immigrated to the US more than a decade before.

The Sodhis belong to the Sikh faith. In Sikhism, men don't cut their hair; they wear it in turbans and have beards. And Rana says, after 9/11, the Sikh men he knew were all having similar problems.

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Political scientist David McClennan has noticed something unusual at Trump rallies in North Carolina this election cycle. “It’s loud, raucous crowds, but you don’t see people who appear to be current or former military.”

As the three US presidential debates near, will the moderators finally ask a question concerning issues that affect women, who make up more than half the electorate?  

Thus far, the presidential campaign has rolled out like a reality TV show — with undue media interest on optics, hair styles, large border walls and Pneumonia Truthers. Voters are clamoring for more substantive discussion, and smarter questions that reflect all voters. That includes questions about women. 

Chaos in Congo after elections are postponed

Sep 20, 2016
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There's been a second day of violent unrest in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, in central Africa. Dozens have died.

Unrest erupted after authorities announced a delay of the presidential elections.

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Adeline Sire

We all know Paris can be romantic, but it can also be — noisy.

Vehicles of all kinds clog the narrow congested streets, which makes scooters and motorbikes some of the best ways to get around.

Every day, 120,000 of them crisscross the city. 

Now a startup is adding some clean, quiet ones to the mix: electric scooters.

Vincent Bustarret of CityScoot explains the company’s system doesn’t use any dedicated stations for its fleet.

It's a puzzling image — with a crime story behind it.

Women in colorful saris — hot pink, highlighter yellow, teal and royal blue — snake up a dusty gray quarry, carrying baskets of coal over their heads. It's early in the morning; they're stealing from the mine before officials come in for the day.

More than 850 people were accidentally granted U.S. citizenship despite being from countries with a history of immigration fraud or that raised national security concerns.

All 858 people had been previously ordered removed from the country. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General says bad fingerprint records are to blame.

NPR's Brian Naylor reports:

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Row upon row of collapsed concrete apartment buildings — this seems to be one of the most common images of the destruction caused by Syria's war.

It's what the streets look like in Homs, a city in western Syria where Marwa al-Sabouni lives.

She's a young architect, born and raised there. And she's done a lot of thinking about the buildings Syrians live in, and how architecture might have fueled the civil war.

Saudi Arabia is such an influential player in the oil industry that any action it takes — or is rumored to take — can sway global markets. So it's not surprising there's a lot of speculation about whether its massive state oil company, Saudi Aramco, is trying to buy a refinery in Texas.

Climate change is just the latest of many threats to the traditional culture of the pastoralist Maasai people of East Africa. But for many, it's the one that's finally forcing them to abandon their old ways, as repeated bouts of extreme weather lead them to give up their cattle.


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How should the US be addressing eating disorders?

Sep 20, 2016
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More than 30 million Americans — women and men, children and adults — grapple with eating disorders.

These complex illnesses, which include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, severely undermine health and cost lives. Hosted by The World's Carol Hills, The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted a live panel discussion Tuesday, September 20, 2016, that explored the many dimensions to eating disorders, including their biological bases, risk factors and treatment options.

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