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U.N. Warns Of 'Possible Massacre' In Northeastern Iraq

Sat, 2014-08-23 06:33

The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."

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Photo Released Of Chinese Fighter That Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane

Sat, 2014-08-23 05:13

Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese jet that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.

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Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

Sat, 2014-08-23 04:55

The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.

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Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid

Sat, 2014-08-23 04:12

Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.

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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.

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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:03

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Sat, 2014-08-23 01:37

The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

Fri, 2014-08-22 22:30

The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.

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Extreme Surrogacy: Man With 16 Infants Wants 10-15 More Per Year

Fri, 2014-08-22 19:39

Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case surrounding a 24-year-old Japanese businessman.

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In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:51

The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:25

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:09

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:51

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:43

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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