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Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 07:54

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.

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Shelling In Donetsk Rocks Cease-Fire In Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 06:27

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is being tested, with intense fighting reported near the airport in Donetsk Saturday and Sunday. An NPR team in that city was forced to flee the shelling.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 06:26

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 05:52

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 04:57

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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North Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:58

Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., had entered North Korea on a tourist visa. The country says he sought to be thrown in jail to investigate human rights issues.

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Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

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As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

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Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

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Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.

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Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Esther Okaya is one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. New efforts to fight the condition include a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:03

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:27

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:27

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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Pageant Contestant Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:21

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:17

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

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It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:17

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 14:38

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 12:36

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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