National News

Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:58

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."

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A Modern Milestone: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion Views

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:19

The South Korean pop star is in rarified territory. The next most-popular video — Justin Bieber's "Baby" — has only 1.04 billion views.

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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:21

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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Afghan Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five detainees from Guantanamo.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday.

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Hagel Says China's Territorial Claims Are Destabilizing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:22

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a blunt warning to China, saying it will not ignore challenges against "fundamental principles of international order."

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Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:39

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.

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