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Young Indians And Pakistanis Rewrite Their Shared History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 09:59

When students from the two countries met in the U.S., they were surprised at how different their history lessons had been at home. So they put together a narrative that offers both versions.

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Kurds: U.S. Air Power Backing Operation To Retake Mosul Dam

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 06:42

Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken the area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.

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Kenya Shuts Borders To Ebola-Hit West African Countries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 05:37

The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.

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Ukraine Claims Gains On The Ground, As Rebels Down Warplane

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 04:52

The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.

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Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 04:03

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

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DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 04:01

The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.

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Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.

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'Times' Reporter In Iraq Recovering After Helicopter Crash

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.

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Power: Leaders In South Sudan Disengaged Despite Crisis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about her recent trip to South Sudan.

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Why This Ebola Outbreak Is Different Than Earlier Versions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

In 1976, Dr. David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine helped curb the first Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Yazidis In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.

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Another Front In Mideast Conflict: Fishing Rights In The Mediterranean

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

Israel forbids Gazan boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where the fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security; Palestinians say it's illegal.

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:29

Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:29

Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.

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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:25

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:25

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:24

The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before World War I began, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.

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Fake Cures For AIDS Have A Long And Dreadful History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:22

The latest claim was made in Egypt: Electromagnetism can detect the virus and "the Complete Cure Device" can wipe it out. It's not the first false promise — and probably not the last.

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Protesters And Police Clash In Ferguson, Mo.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 22:42

One person was shot and seven arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen was fatally shot last week by a white police officer.

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Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 13:12

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

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