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Britain's Cameron Calls On Schools To Help Stop Extremist Recruitment

Sat, 2015-02-21 12:55

The prime minister's remarks follow the disappearance this week of three British girls who are believed to have flown to Turkey with the intent of joining the self-declared Islamic State.

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After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Sat, 2015-02-21 12:09

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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WATCH: Shipping Around The World In 1:40

Sat, 2015-02-21 11:09

A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.

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Court Blocks White House 'No-Release' Detention Policy

Sat, 2015-02-21 07:19

The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S.

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Police Are Learning To Accept Civilian Oversight, But Distrust Lingers

Sat, 2015-02-21 06:18

More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.

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Fire In Dubai Skyscraper Forces Evacuation Of Residents

Sat, 2015-02-21 05:32

No one was killed in the blaze at the 86-story Torch Tower that began early in the morning in the United Arab Emirates. It was extinguished within a few hours.

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Defense Secretary Carter Hints At Slowing U.S. Exit From Afghanistan

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:21

Ashton Carter, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, said he was there to assess the situation on the ground and indicated that a "rethinking" of the U.S. troop withdrawal timetable was possible.

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Zambian Prosecutor Drops Charges In Case Against Himself

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

It may sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but this isn't fiction. Zambia's top prosecutor dropped his own corruption charges and set himself free. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the case.

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Agreement Reached In Ports Labor Dispute

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

West Coast ports and the dockworker's union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.

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Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.

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Looming Presidiental Race Divides National Governors Group

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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Argentines Riveted By A Real-Life Spine-Chiller

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The shooting death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has all the hallmarks of a thriller. It has provided rich material for the conspiracy-minded in Argentina.

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Latest Ukraine Cease-Fire Ends Before It Begins

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

The cease-fire that was supposed to halt fighting between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government has not taken hold. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder.

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Apple Must Think Different On Cars, Or Join Ranks Of Failed New Brands

Sat, 2015-02-21 04:03

Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.

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Hammered And Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?

Sat, 2015-02-21 03:03

Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.

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Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

Sat, 2015-02-21 01:29

Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.

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Indonesia's President: Fan Of Megadeth, Defender Of Death Penalty

Sat, 2015-02-21 01:29

Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.

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Korean Tailors Try To Keep The Lunar New Year Hanbok Ritual Alive

Sat, 2015-02-21 01:14

A new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.

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Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

Sat, 2015-02-21 01:12

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.

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West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Deal

Fri, 2015-02-20 17:38

Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.

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