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Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S.

NPR - 9/21/2014 2:00 PM - World

John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.

Mission To Study Mars' Climate Set To Enter Red Planet's Orbit

NPR - 9/21/2014 2:00 PM - Space

Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, arriving Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago. It may help explain Earth's climate changes too.

Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

NPR - 9/21/2014 1:50 PM - The Two-Way

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

NPR - 9/21/2014 1:44 PM - The Two-Way

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

NPR - 9/21/2014 12:12 PM - The Two-Way

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

For Oktoberfest-Goers In Munich, A Parade And A Party

NPR - 9/21/2014 10:46 AM - The Two-Way

Munich kicked off this year's Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, beer prices are above 10 euros per liter.