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NPR Story
1:21 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Traveling With The O'Rourkes On 'Holidays In Heck'

Author P.J. O'Rourke fell in love with his horse, whom he dubbed "Trigger," on his ride through the Tian Shan Mountains. But that doesn't mean he loved the trip.
Adrian Dangar

After retiring as a war correspondent, P.J. O'Rourke decided to travel for pleasure, often with his family.

He went to some dream destinations — Disneyland with the family, Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, Italy's famed modern art exhibit Venice Biennale.

He also took some less conventional journeys — a horseback trek across a mountain in Kyrgyzstan, a voyage down China's Yangzte river, a couple's bird hunting trip.

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Politics
12:00 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Cain's Candidacy Changes The Politics Of Race

For the first time in history two black candidates, President Barack Obama and Herman Cain, may run against each other for the presidency. As it did three years ago, discussions of race and racism continue to play out around both campaigns.

Opinion
12:00 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Op-Ed: Iran Losing Pull In Iraq

Originally published on Mon November 14, 2011 10:51 am

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NEAL CONAN, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan.

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Europe
12:00 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Big Problems For The Big Italian Economy

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 1:22 pm

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Health
12:00 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Mosquitoes Engineered To Kill Their Own Kind

Reporting in Nature Biotechnology, researchers write of genetically engineering mosquitoes to pass lethal genes to their offspring, in hopes of crashing populations of one dengue-transmitting species. Science writer Bijal Trivedi talks about recent tests of the bugs, and the concerns of critics.

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