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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

The pontiff will meet with six survivors Monday. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue of sex abuse by priests.

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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.

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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:03

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sun, 2014-07-06 01:16

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Sat, 2014-07-05 13:14

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.

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American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

Sat, 2014-07-05 13:05

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.

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Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

Sat, 2014-07-05 13:04

Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.

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Shootout Victory Sends Netherlands To World Cup Semifinals

Sat, 2014-07-05 10:46

Netherlands finally ended Costa Rica's impressive run at the World Cup, but it wasn't without a fight. They will face Argentina in the semifinals, who defeated Belgium 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

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