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Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:46

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.

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'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:36

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.

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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:28

The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?

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President's Task Force To Re-Examine How Police Interact With Public

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:26

Tensions between police and communities of color are grabbing the nation's attention — all the way up to the White House. The Obama administration has announced a new task force to tackle the problem.

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Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:24

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.

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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamon

Mon, 2014-12-15 23:22

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian émigré is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.

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2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

Mon, 2014-12-15 22:03

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Lou Reed, Bill Withers, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

Mon, 2014-12-15 15:26

The ride hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.

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The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:31

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

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Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:50

The central bank says the move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. The ruble is the world's worst-performing major currency this year.

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Chinese Man Cleared Of Rape, Murder 18 Years After His Execution

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:20

Chinese authorities offered a rare apology to the family of the 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia. Another man had confessed to the crime after his arrest in 2005.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: The Lessons He's Learned From Fighting Ebola

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:12

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."

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Sydney Residents Rally To Head Off Anti-Muslim Violence

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:12

Audie Cornish talks to Australian terrorism expert David Kilcullen about the relationship between the Australian government and Muslim communities.

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Nebraska Landowners Sit At The Heart Of Keystone Controversy

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:46

The Keystone XL pipeline has created a heated debate over climate change and energy independence. We visit York County, Neb., to speak to people for whom the pipeline could be a tangible reality.

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Sydney Siege Ends With Two Hostages And Gunman Dead

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

The siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia has ended with two hostages and the gunman dead. Police stormed the cafe in the early hours of the morning after a 16-hour standoff.

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There's No Place Like A Dorm Room, For The Holidays

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.

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150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapahoe are returning to the site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.

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The Distracting Problem With The Term 'Disruption'

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

Audie Cornish speaks to journalist Kevin Roose about the use of the term "disruption" in the tech industry.

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Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.

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Senate Set To Vote On Surgeon General Nominee

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

After months of delay, the Senate is poised to approve President Obama's choice to be the next surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. NPR's Mara Liasson tells us about Murthy and the controversy.

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