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What No Strategy On The Islamic State Means For The Region

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 03:30

Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States' counterterrorism strategy.

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Fiancée Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 03:30

Mohammed Fahmy is among three Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt on terrorism charges. His fiancée continues to plan their wedding, even as the case languishes.

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Russian Incursion Continues In Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 03:30

Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 18:22

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 16:27

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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