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There apparently has been a military coup in Sudan

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French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to win a second presidential term. But he's got to beat out a list of contenders, including a new figure on the far-right. Rebecca Rosman is in Paris with the story.

Tens of thousands of people from Hong Kong have applied to live in Britain to escape Beijing's tightening authoritarian grip, and to take advantage of an open-door immigration policy by the U.K.

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And we're joined now by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. Surgeon General, welcome back to the program.

VIVEK MURTHY: Well, thank you so much Steve. It's nice to be with you again.

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Updated October 22, 2021 at 10:08 PM ET

For $3.5 million, you can roam the halls of the Los Angeles house where Freddie Krueger murdered his victims. You have until Halloween to make an offer.

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This next story takes us to Vienna, Austria, a place the Vienna Tourist Board would like you to visit. For the past couple of years, the tourist board struggled with its social media accounts.

Movie review: 'The French Dispatch'

Oct 22, 2021

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The new film "The French Dispatch" is kind of like seeing a classic issue of The New Yorker come to life. It's based on the colorful articles of a fictional magazine run by a grumpy but respectable editor, played by Bill Murray.

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President Biden was in Scranton, Pa., yesterday, his birthplace, promoting a domestic agenda that is struggling in Congress. Here's Sam Dunklau from our member station WITF.

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FDA officials authorize Moderna and J&J COVID vaccine boosters

Oct 21, 2021

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So Dr. Elizabeth Hawse is a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., and she is one of many pediatricians across the country getting ready for this moment. Good morning, Dr. Hawse.

ELIZABETH HAWSE: Good morning.

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Any new parent will confirm the soothing, somnolent effects of a car on tired, cranky infants.

That road noise works on adults, too. A Hong Kong tour company noticed patrons falling asleep on its buses, and recently launched a five-hour, 47-mile ride to nowhere.

The company, ulu tours, hopes riders will find it a snoozefest.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

New Zealand's equivalent of the 911 emergency number is 111.

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UNIDENTIFIED OPERATOR: This is police. Where is the emergency?

UNIDENTIFIED CHILD: Hi.

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About 46,000 public employees in New York City still are not vaccinated - many of them first responders. And city officials now say they have just 10 days to get the shots.

Here's NPR's Brian Mann.

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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada joins us next. She was part of a group of centrist Democrats who met with the president yesterday. Senator, welcome.

CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO: It's great to be with you, Steve.

Democrats say there is new momentum for a budget package

Oct 20, 2021

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Some elected officials in Detroit face a federal corruption probe just as an election approaches. This news is testing the public's faith in its elected leaders. WDET's Eli Newman reports.

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