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Iranian General Reportedly Killed By ISIS Sniper In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 07:36

Brigadier Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the brutal Iran-Iraq was in the 1980s, was killed while training Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen, Iran says.

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Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 05:43

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ended, 13,500 will remain in support roles.

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Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 05:29

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.

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Fleeing To Dismal Swamp, Slaves And Outcasts Found Freedom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 05:18

Most Americans know about the Underground Railroad, which allowed Southern slaves to escape to the North. But some slaves stayed in the South, hidden in a place where they could resist enslavement.

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Hundreds Being Evacuated From Burning Ferry In Adriatic Sea

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 04:44

The Norman Atlantic, with about 500 passengers and crew aboard, was en route from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Itlay.

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Albright On The U.N.: 'If It Didn't Exist, We Would Invent It'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about some of the challenges facing the United Nations in a difficult 70th year.

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To Deal With Hostile Congress, Obama Can Look To History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

President Obama will face opposition in 2015 in both the House and Senate. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to historian Michael Beschloss about how Obama will or will not work with the 114th Congress.

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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing With 162 Aboard

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

An AirAsia plane disappeared over the Java Sea. The plane took off from Indonesia's second-largest city and was headed to Singapore.

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Argentinian Orangutan May Be Free To Enjoy Some Privacy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a moment to note that Sandra, a shy Orangutan in Argentina, has been granted some legal rights that will allow her some freedom.

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German Protesters Express Their 'Defensive Nationalism'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

More than 17,000 protesters have marched in Dresden, Germany, protesting what they call the Islamification of Europe. Linda Wertheimer talks to Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Zeit.

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How To Pitch A Hamburgers In A War Zone

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Even as Ukraine remains in a military and financial crisis after the upheavals of 2014, Ukrainian business owners are trying to drum up interest from Western investors.

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Economist: This Recovery Is Broad-Based And Stable

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

As 2014 comes to a close, the economy is looking up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics about the economic picture for 2015, and why he's feeling optimistic.

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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.

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Military Children

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 03:37

Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military. And yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us, especially their education.

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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:36

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:36

When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.

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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:35

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.

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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 19:50

Search and rescue operations are underway for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore.

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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 19:50

Search and rescue operations are underway for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore.

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AirAsia Passenger Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 19:03

An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, officials said.

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