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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:46

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 15:34

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

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Women Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 12:54

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.

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Chlorine Gas Leak In Chicago Disrupts 'Furries' Convention

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 12:22

At least 19 guests were treated and released at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, where several thousand people, many dressed as animal characters, were attending the annual Midwest FurFest convention.

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Syria Says Israeli Warplanes Strike Targets Near Damascus

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 10:41

The Syrian Observatory says the airstrikes appeared to target Hezbollah arms shipments.

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Washington Post Reporter, Detained For Months In Iran, Is Charged

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 08:45

Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's Tehran bureau chief, was arrested in July, but the Iranian government has so far declined to say why.

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U.S. Reportedly Unaware Of Second Hostage Ahead Of Failed Rescue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 05:54

When U.S. Navy SEALs raided an al-Qaida hideout in a failed bid to rescue American Luke Somers, they didn't know that South African Pierre Korkie was also being held there.

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6 Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay, U.S. Says

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 04:51

Four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian were released to the South American country early today as part of a deal to reduce the inmate population at the controversial prison.

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Protests Over Police Killings Turn Violent In Berkeley, Calif.

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 04:05

At least two officers were injured trying to quell vandalism and looting among demonstrators protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and chokehold victim Eric Gardner.

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Police In Other Communities Are Consumed By Ferguson

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to high- and low-ranked police officers for their views on Ferguson, New York, body cameras, and why they think there's such a divide between police and communities of color.

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Rolling Stone 'Blurred The Lines' In Its Campus Rape Story

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Emily Renda, who handles sexual misconduct response and prevention at the University of Virginia, about the fallout from the retraction of a Rolling Stone article.

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Red Cross Finances Called Into Question

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

For years, the American Red Cross has said that 91 percent of donations go to help victims of disasters. The only problem? It's not true. This story originally aired Dec. 4 on All Things Considered.

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For Iran, The Trend Lines All Seem To Point In The Wrong Direction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Many Iranians were upbeat when Hassan Rouhani was elected last year. But much of that optimism has faded due to the nuclear talks that are dragging and a bleak economic outlook.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Tech Upgrade

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Stephen Hawking has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years — until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.

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Mideast Conflicts Converve In Once-Quiet Turkish City

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Robin Wright, of the Wilson Center, about her recent trip to Gaziantep, Turkey, a city that brings together Syrian rebels, U.S. aid workers, and suspected ISIS militants.

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GOP Unseats Landrieu In Louisiana

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

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Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

As Congress wraps up for the year, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about Congress's agenda.

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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Liberians have been through a lot. A long devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

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In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 02:31

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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