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Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

We recently asked our audience to share their travel nightmares. NPR's Peter Breslow tells his own harrowing story — as a New Jersey boy who had everything go wrong on his South American expedition.

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From 'Brexit' To Trump, Nationalist Movements Gain Momentum Around World

There are deep parallels between Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the "Brexit" movement and nationalist parties across Europe.

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The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

The day after Solicitor General Donald Verrilli announced he was stepping down, he sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg to reflect on his five years as the government's chief advocate.

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What Of London's 'Beautiful Idiots And Brilliant Lunatics,' Post-'Brexit'?

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We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn
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The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

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Murderabilia: 'Whitey' Bulger Items Go Up For Auction

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Novelist Chris Cleave On 'Brexit': 'We've Just Shot Ourselves In Both Feet'

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TSA PreCheck Applications Soar Amid Long Lines At Airports

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Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

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