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Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week — from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine.NPR's Jackie Northam is on the trip and talks with All Things Considered.

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Guilty Verdicts Claim 3 More Reporters, As Egyptian Courts Roll On

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

An Egyptian court issued its verdict in the trial of three journalists from the Al Jazeera English network. Though evidence of their alleged crimes was never presented in court, two of the journalists were slapped with seven-year sentences and one with a ten-year sentence. The decision has been met with international condemnation.

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Maliki's Power Base Crumbles As Iraq Slips Into Chaos

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

The Iraqi prime minister once boasted that he brought stability to the country, but as Iraq looks more like a Sunni vs. Shiite battlefield, critics say Nouri al-Maliki's policies have led to the mess.

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World's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Clears Syria

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons has announced that Syria has handed over the last of its declared chemical weapons stockpile. Despite the milestone, what questions remain about chemical weapons in Syria?

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EPA Gets A Win From Supreme Court On Global Warming Emissions — Mostly

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

The court's 7-2 decision gave the EPA the right to regulate greenhouse gases. But in a separate 5-4 vote, the justices curbed the agency's attempt to rework one section of the Clean Air Act.

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In 'Drone Memo,' A Step Toward Transparency On Targeting Americans

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

On Monday, a federal court made public a long-secret memo that lays out the Obama administration's legal justification for killing an American citizen in a drone strike. The memo, which concerns the 2011 killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki, says that the man presented an imminent threat to the United States.

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Along Iraq-Syria Border, Two Key Crossings Fall To Insurgents

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

Ned Parker, the Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters, speaks with Melissa Block about the ways in which the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has moved to take control of the border between the two countries.

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After The Fall, A Young Man Chronicles His Life With Multiple Sclerosis

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:04

Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 25. He has applied his skills as a documentary filmmaker to show what it's like to quickly lose the ability to walk.

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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's Extra Long Cheeseburger

Mon, 2014-06-23 11:35

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Burger King Extra Long BBQ Cheeseburger. It's like a regular BBQ Cheeseburger, but longer.

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Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops Immunity

Mon, 2014-06-23 11:31

Back in 2011, Iraq refused to grant American troops immunity, so the U.S. pulled out leaving no residual forces.

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Beijing: Hong Kong Democracy Referendum 'An Illegal Farce'

Mon, 2014-06-23 11:11

State-run media have denounced the unofficial vote organized by pro-democracy activists. So far, more than 700,000 people have cast ballots.

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Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

Mon, 2014-06-23 10:11

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Mon, 2014-06-23 09:38

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:59

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.

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Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:54

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.

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Top Malaysian Court Upholds Ruling On Who Can Use 'Allah'

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

A lower court decided last year that only Muslims can use the word to describe God. But the government now says the ruling applied only to the Catholic newspaper that brought the case.

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Christian Woman Escapes Death In Sudan Over Conversion

Mon, 2014-06-23 08:01

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, says she was raised an Orthodox Christian after being born to a Muslim father. A court ordered her release Monday, throwing out a death sentence.

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U.S. Court Releases Obama Administration's 'Drone Memo'

Mon, 2014-06-23 07:19

The memo explains the administration's legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.

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Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal Exhibit

Mon, 2014-06-23 07:06

Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo after the exhibit was shuttered due to budget issues.

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Chemical Weapons Watchdog Ships Last Declared Chemicals Out Of Syria

Mon, 2014-06-23 07:05

Nine months after the mission started, the last remaining chemicals that had been identified for removal from Syria were loaded on a Danish ship. The OPCW called it a "major landmark."

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