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American Journalist Freed After Nearly Two Years In Captivity

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

New England native Peter Theo Curtis was freed Sunday, after being held by Islamic militants in Syria since October 2012. Another American journalist, James Foley, was killed in Syria last week.

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Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.

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With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.

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Al-Qaida's Syrian Affiliate Frees U.S. Journalist Held Since 2012

Sun, 2014-08-24 10:41

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.

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Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Shot At West Hollywood Nightclub

Sun, 2014-08-24 09:26

The founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and Death Row Records is reportedly out of surgery after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

Sun, 2014-08-24 08:01

Peter Westmacott says that British officials, using sophisticated voice analysis, are close to identifying the Islamic State militant who beheaded the U.S. journalist.

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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

Sun, 2014-08-24 07:44

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

Sun, 2014-08-24 07:38

Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.

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3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Sun, 2014-08-24 06:18

Ferguson, Mo., was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.

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50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

Sun, 2014-08-24 05:57

In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

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Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

Sun, 2014-08-24 05:54

A parade featuring armored personnel carriers and beret-clad soldiers marks the 23rd anniversary since Kiev broke from Russia's orbit at the end of the Cold War.

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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

Sun, 2014-08-24 05:12

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.

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Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.

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University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

Students entering the University of New Hampshire will be required to complete an online seminar about sexual assault and are urged to talk with their parents about it before arriving on campus.

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Journalist: It's Not Islam That Inspires U.K.'s Young Jihadis

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

The killing of reporter James Foley has brought to light the trend of radicalized U.K. citizens going to fight in Syria and Iraq. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Huffington Post UK's Mehdi Hasan.

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Unity Leads The Polls In Scotland Independence Vote

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

On Sept. 18, Scotland votes on whether to break away from the U.K. Correspondent Ari Shapiro just returned from Scotland, and he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the state of the campaign.

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Obama Orders Review Of Military Equipment Sales To Police

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.

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In The Midst Of War, Ukraine Marks Its Independence

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

Ukraine marks 23 years of independence from the former Soviet Union on Sunday, but with a war going on in the east, there seems to be little for Ukrainians to celebrate.

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Strong Quake Causes Injuries, Damage, Outages In Northern Calif.

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:20

The 6.0-magnitude temblor causes nearly 90 injuries, widespread power and water outages and damaged buildings in the wine country just north of San Francisco.

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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

Sun, 2014-08-24 01:01

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.

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