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The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

Sat, 2014-06-14 06:35

The group Invisible Children shot to fame after its video "Kony 2012" went viral. The success led to a backlash, and now the organization must redefine its mission and its future.

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Thousands In Iraq Offer To Fight Against Militant Offensive

Sat, 2014-06-14 05:41

A top Shiite cleric called on his followers to help fight Sunni insurgents. On Saturday, young Iraqis filled volunteer centers in Baghdad.

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50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:57

Thousands of civil rights activists descended upon Mississippi in 1964 to help register African-American voters. For many, the first stop was intensive training — including how to take a beating.

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Obama Takes A Trip To A Sioux Indian Reservation

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.

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Kurdish Forces Step In Behind Fleeing Iraqi Troops

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

After Iraqi troops fled, Kurdish forces moved in to northern Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon asks the region's foreign minister, Falah Mustafah Baktir, if this is a push for an independent Kurdish state.

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Cantor's Defeat Was Local, But Reverberations Are National

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a huge primary loss to a Tea Party candidate. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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Militants Advance Toward Iraq's Capital

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

President Obama ruled out sending in U.S. ground forces to Iraq, but vows to take action. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Jane Arraf as Islamic fighters push closer to Baghdad.

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Is ISIS Violence A Sign Of A Permanent Sunni-Shiite Rift?

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

The conflict in Iraq is rooted in long-running ethnic and religious divisions. Middle East analyst Phebe Marr tells NPR's Scott Simon why political reconciliation appears nearly impossible.

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After Isolation, Bergdahl Likely Faces A Long Recovery

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

The medical team helping Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reintegrate into the Army says he is learning to make all the daily decisions he was denied during his imprisonment by the Taliban.

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After Sending A Man To Prison, Judge Admits He Was Biased

Sat, 2014-06-14 04:03

Retired New York Judge Frank Barbaro says he wrongly convicted a white man for a 1999 murder of a black man. He explains to NPR's Scott Simon why he now wants the conviction thrown out.

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Ukraine Promises 'Adequate Response' After Rebels Shoot Down Plane

Sat, 2014-06-14 03:55

Separatists shot down a military transport plane, killing 49 people. This marks the deadliest day in the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels.

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The Anatomy Of A Dress Code

Sat, 2014-06-14 03:29

There are as many opinions on what's "appropriate" as there are threads hanging from those forbidden cutoffs.

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A San Francisco 'Painted Lady' Sells For $900K Under Asking Price

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:48

The largest and oldest house on San Francisco's oft-photographed "Postcard Row" had languished on the market since March.

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Unstealing Treasures: A Reverse Burglary

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:48

The American desert was once filled with hidden treasures — Native American baskets, pots — but no longer. They've been looted. Now, a reverse burglary. Time to return the loot.

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Tech Week: Snooping On Steve, Uber Battles, 3-D Nutella Printing

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:46

In this week's roundup, a federal court says warrantless cellphone tracking is unconstitutional and we look back on a weeklong series exploring just how much of our digital data is exposed.

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Despite Death Penalty Repeal, Conn. Hands Down A Death Sentence

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:45

Connecticut abolished capital punishment in 2012. But in May, a Connecticut judge sentenced Richard Roszkowski to death for three murders. The answer to the apparent contradiction is in the dates.

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Voting Underway In Afghan Runoff Election

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:24

Afghans are choosing between two former government ministers in a presidential election that will be the first transfer of power by ballot in Afghanistan's history.

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At World Cup, Patriotism Is More Than Jersey Deep

Fri, 2014-06-13 14:56

In a sea of national colors, one American soccer fan dons the red and white of the U.S. team. Even the youngest locals seem unimpressed.

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Cancer When You're Young Isn't Always 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Fri, 2014-06-13 14:25

We asked teenagers and young adults if the movie gets close to the reality of living through cancer. They said the loneliness, yes. The Hollywood hair, not so much.

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Tea Party Firebrand To Challenge McCarthy For Majority Leader

Fri, 2014-06-13 13:57

Rep. Raul Labrador, who was swept into Congress on the 2010 anti-establishment wave, is throwing his hat in the ring to replace Eric Cantor.

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