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After Thousands Of Missions, Air Force To Cut Drone Flights

Sat, 2015-06-20 13:29

The Air Force plans to reduce drone flights due to a shortage of pilots. NPR's Arun Rath talks with New York Times reporter Dave Philipps about why the military is having trouble attracting and keeping drone operators.

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Prophet Muhammad Cartoons To Be Broadcast On Dutch TV

Sat, 2015-06-20 12:19

A far-right politician who gave a speech at a Dallas area event attacked last month for featuring a Muhammad drawing contest, said the images will be aired on Wednesday.

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Photos Of Dylann Roof, Racist Manifesto Surface On Website

Sat, 2015-06-20 09:22

The photos on the site, titled "The Last Rhodesian," appear to be authentic and an unsigned text refers to the Trayvon Martin case and details the author's attitudes toward various ethnic groups.

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Anti-Austerity Marchers Rally In London Calling For End To Cuts

Sat, 2015-06-20 08:11

Tens of thousands turned out in the capital and other U.K. cities vowing it was the start of a campaign to force the Conservative government to reverse deep spending cuts.

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Greece Pledges New Proposal To Resolve Debt Crisis

Sat, 2015-06-20 06:37

The European Central Bank gave Greece an emergency loan of more than $2 billion on Friday to stave off collapse, but a June 30 deadline looms for payment on the next installment of an IMF loan.

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At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

Sat, 2015-06-20 05:33

He may have lost, but Napoleon still holds a fascination for thousands of re-enacters, who came to Belgium this week to eat, sleep and wage mock war in the manner of the 1815 battle of Waterloo.

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Bin Laden Son Asked U.S. For Father's Death Certificate, Wikileaks Says

Sat, 2015-06-20 05:08

The website has begun the release of 500,000 documents it says related to Saudi Arabian diplomatic communications. Among them was the request from Abdullah bin Laden.

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South Korea, Thailand Report No New MERS Cases

Sat, 2015-06-20 04:35

The number of cases in South Korea has remained steady at 166 for more than two weeks, but the death of a 63-year-old man brought to 25 the number of deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers

Sat, 2015-06-20 04:15

The popularity of antlers as rustic décor is threatening deer and elk in the Pacific Northwest. The animals can naturally shed antlers, but some people harass or kill animals to get at prized racks.

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Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Take On The Big Tourist Chains

Sat, 2015-06-20 04:09

Off the beaten tourist paths, neighborhood tapas bars are part of Spain's charm, but many are being forced out by rising rents. A tour group hopes to save them by helping travelers find them.

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Store Helps Students Find The Right Instrumental Fit

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Putting up with the squawks and squeaks of elementary school band takes patience. A Michigan music store is helping kids stick it out by making sure they choose the right instrument.

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'Hate Won't Win': Shock and Mourning In Charleston

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

After an emotional day in Charleston, the city remembers victims of a mass shooting with an evening prayer vigil. It comes after a dramatic hearing where the suspect made a first court appearance.

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Citing Abuse, Haitian Immigrants Flee Dominican Republic

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

The deadline has passed for illegal immigrants in the Dominican Republic to begin the process to get regularized or to get out of the country. Authorities say most illegal immigrants will be deported.

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Criminal Justice Professor Considers Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

More details are emerging about Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Northeastern University professor James Fox.

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How The Kurds Are Succeeding In Iraq

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Kurdish fighters have recaptured a strategic Syrian city from the so-called Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Joshua Landis at the University of Oklahoma about the Kurds' strategy.

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Hopes Fade As Yemen Peace Talks Falter

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Hisham Al-Omeisy, a Yemeni activist and analyst, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the failed peace talks in Geneva, and what life is like in Yemen's capital.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Challenge: Life After An Earthquake

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:03

Aid workers have not been able to reach some of the remote parts of Nepal. So it's up to the villagers to rebuild their homes and their lives. And the clock is ticking. Monsoon season looms.

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For Ted Cruz, The Hard Part Comes Next

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:03

Despite rousing speeches to faith gatherings, the Texas senator hasn't shown yet that he can marry that energy with the hand-to-hand campaigning needed to win voters in Iowa and South Carolina.

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It's Hard For These Dads To Talk About Love ... But They Do

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:03

Three fathers in India talk about the struggle to express affection for their kids and how they feel about having daughters vs. sons.

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