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With Eyes On Europe, Iraqis Line Up To Leave Baghdad

1 hour 26 min ago

Terrified of frequent suicide attacks and barrel bombings and fed up with a plummeting economy, Iraqis are leaving the country by the thousands.

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Supporters Of Jailed Kentucky Clerk To Hold Prayer Rally

1 hour 30 min ago

Kim Davis was put behind bars earlier this week for refusing to comply with a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Japan Reopens Town Shuttered By Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

3 hours 6 min ago

The town of Naraha, which had 7,400 residents, was evacuated in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered the release of radiation at the power plant.

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Congress Faces A Crazy-Busy September

3 hours 12 min ago

When Congress returns from summer recess Tuesday, it will tackle the Iran nuclear deal, but that won't be its only big issue. NPR's Scott Simon gets the details from correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Migrants Arrive In Austria, Germany After Being Bused To Border

4 hours 7 min ago

The refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have been blocked for days from leaving Hungary.

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Why Are 22 People Running For President?

4 hours 15 min ago

Only one person can win the presidency in 2016, and some of those running have scant chance of victory. So why are they in the race? Many hope luck is on their side, but some might have other goals.

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Will The Fed Raise Rates, Or Keep The (Little) Economic Party Going?

4 hours 20 min ago

Friday's decent but unspectacular jobs report didn't answer the question of whether the Fed is about to raise interest rates. But even if the Fed finally takes the plunge, it will do so very gradually.

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Busloads Of Refugees Arrive At Austria's Border

4 hours 20 min ago

Hundreds of migrants began walking from Budapest to the Austrian border on Friday after becoming frustrated by Hungary's closing of rail links towards Germany. Meanwhile, Austria and Germany announced that they would allow migrants into their countries.

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Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archeologists

4 hours 20 min ago

The National Park Service is developing ways to increase diversity. One initiative is the Urban Archeology Corps. Teens in Virginia recently got their hands dirty exploring a little-known chapter of African-American history.

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In Russia, Weddings Can Be Dangerous Affairs

4 hours 20 min ago

Police in Adygea, Russia, are creating special police detail for wedding parties, where guests celebrate by shooting guns in the air and driving recklessly.

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Murders On The Rise In Major U.S. Cities

4 hours 20 min ago

Milwaukee is at the top of the list violent cities, with a 76 percent increase in homicides. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.

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With Clerk In Jail, Kentucky County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

4 hours 20 min ago

People in Rowan County, Ky., got marriage licenses Friday for the first time in two months.The county clerk there was jailed after she defied the Supreme Court to issue licenses to same-sex couples.

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Check Out Life Spans Around The World — And Likely Years Of Ill Health

5 hours 18 min ago

A new study looks at how long people live in 188 countries — and how they fare. Regardless of whether you're in a rich or poor nation, you'll probably face health issues for one-eighth of your life.

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These Are The People Who Haul Our Food Across America

5 hours 18 min ago

Farmers, chefs and small-batch producers get a lot of praise these days. Truckers are rarely mentioned — yet most of the food that ends up on our dinner tables depends on their labor.

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After Houston Officer Shooting, Political Leaders Dig Into Obama

7 hours 18 min ago

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said police are "feeling the assault from the president." Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said "there doesn't seen to be the unqualified and universal support" for police officers.

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Austrians Applaud As Busloads Of Syrian Refugees Cross Border

Fri, 2015-09-04 22:53

More than 1,000 weary Syrian refugees were greeted with food and applause at the Austrian border after arriving by busloads from a long, chaotic journey through Hungary.

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For Family Of Drowned Syrian Boy, 'There Was No Other Hope,' Uncle Says

Fri, 2015-09-04 18:50

Rocco Logozzo talks about his nephew, Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach after a failed voyage from Turkey to Greece, and about the regret he and his wife feel for funding the trip.

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Aretha Franklin Blocks Premiere Of Concert Film 'Amazing Grace'

Fri, 2015-09-04 16:33

A documentary about Franklin's famous 1972 live album Amazing Grace has suffered years of delays due to technical and legal challenges.

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Deputy Goforth Is Mourned And Buried In Houston

Fri, 2015-09-04 14:28

Lt. Roland De Los Santos said that Ryan Goforth, 5, and his father had bought matching Captain America T-shirts — and that while Ryan has his on today, "underneath his uniform, so does Darren."

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An Image Of A Child Can Change The Way We See The World

Fri, 2015-09-04 14:09

The photograph of the 3-year-old Syrian refugee who died is part of a long tradition: an iconic picture that shows a child at the mercy of tragedy.

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