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How The Kurds Are Succeeding In Iraq

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Kurdish fighters have recaptured a strategic Syrian city from the so-called Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Joshua Landis at the University of Oklahoma about the Kurds' strategy.

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Hopes Fade As Yemen Peace Talks Falter

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Hisham Al-Omeisy, a Yemeni activist and analyst, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the failed peace talks in Geneva, and what life is like in Yemen's capital.

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:34

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, shares his thoughts on the shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Challenge: Life After An Earthquake

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:03

Aid workers have not been able to reach some of the remote parts of Nepal. So it's up to the villagers to rebuild their homes and their lives. And the clock is ticking. Monsoon season looms.

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For Ted Cruz, The Hard Part Comes Next

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:03

Despite rousing speeches to faith gatherings, the Texas senator hasn't shown yet that he can marry that energy with the hand-to-hand campaigning needed to win voters in Iowa and South Carolina.

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It's Hard For These Dads To Talk About Love ... But They Do

Sat, 2015-06-20 03:03

Three fathers in India talk about the struggle to express affection for their kids and how they feel about having daughters vs. sons.

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North Korea Announces Cure For MERS (As If)

Sat, 2015-06-20 01:44

The drug can also allegedly wipe out AIDS and TB and just about every other disease. The state-run media announced the news, so exaggeration is to be expected.

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North Korea Announces Cure For MERS (As If)

Sat, 2015-06-20 01:44

The drug can also allegedly wipe out AIDS and TB and just about every other disease. The state-run media announced the news, so exaggeration is to be expected.

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Tobacco Is Smokin' Again In Zimbabwe

Sat, 2015-06-20 01:39

Tobacco production took a nosedive after the economy collapsed and the government seized white-owned farms. A decade later, the industry is booming once more.

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Tobacco Is Smokin' Again In Zimbabwe

Sat, 2015-06-20 01:39

Tobacco production took a nosedive after the economy collapsed and the government seized white-owned farms. A decade later, the industry is booming once more.

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Courted By Candidates, Faith Voters Say They Want To Hear More

Sat, 2015-06-20 01:03

Attendees of the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference say they want to hear the candidates talk about higher education, defense and gun rights.

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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

Sat, 2015-06-20 01:03

Sanders grew up a city kid, dreaming of a life in the Green Mountain State. Now, a friend says, "I think he needs his fix of Vermont."

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Cat Wins 'Hero Dog' Award

Fri, 2015-06-19 16:57

Tara body-slammed the neighbors' dog to save her then-4-year-old owner. When a Los Angeles shelter prepared to present its annual trophy, no dog's heroics could match the cat's.

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Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

Fri, 2015-06-19 14:29

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.

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Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

Fri, 2015-06-19 14:20

It's Cameroon, closely trailed by Vietnam and India. Sugary fizzy drinks are making inroads in the developing world.

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Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Makes A Dent In Consumption, Study Claims

Fri, 2015-06-19 14:00

Few countries or cities have dared to try a "sin" tax on soda, so no one really knows if a tax would actually get people to drink less. Preliminary results suggest that the tax in Mexico is working.

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Predictably, Democrats, Republicans Don't Agree On Charleston Causes, Solutions

Fri, 2015-06-19 13:46

The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.

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Confederate Flag 'Has To Come Down' In S.C., NAACP Leader Says

Fri, 2015-06-19 13:40

Calling Wednesday's killing of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., a hate crime, the head of the NAACP says it's not appropriate for South Carolina to keep flying the Confederate flag.

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Police Investigating Whether Man Found Dead In London Fell From Plane

Fri, 2015-06-19 13:11

The man's body was found on a rooftop shortly after a flight from Johannesburg landed at Heathrow. Another man who stowed away was found hiding in that plane's undercarriage.

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Detroit's Iconic Fisher Building Up For Auction

Fri, 2015-06-19 12:53

An important part of Detroit's skyline is on the auction block — the 29-story Fisher Building. The bank foreclosed on it, and next week, it goes up for sale online.

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