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Obama Rules Out Ground Troops; What Else Can U.S. Do In Iraq?

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:11

President Obama said that he will help the Iraqi military break the momentum of the militants on the march to Baghdad. The Pentagon said that one possible option could include airstrikes. But the president said that any military help must include political solutions from the Iraqi government, which has helped fuel the unrest by failing to reach out to its Sunni minority.

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An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:02

Army Pvt. Danny Chen fatally shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011. The real-life tragedy has inspired a new production by Washington National Opera with a libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang.

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Tract Issued By Theologians Takes On Money In Politics

Fri, 2014-06-13 11:55

A group of 11 theologians has offered up a faith-based analysis of money's role in politics, pitting voices of the pulpit against the courtroom.

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ISIS: An Islamist Group Too Extreme Even For Al-Qaida

Fri, 2014-06-13 11:46

Al-Qaida said in February that it has no links with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But since then, ISIS has only gained ground — and members. It's now making inroads across Iraq.

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Man Exonerated By DNA Faces New Murder Charge

Fri, 2014-06-13 10:47

DNA evidence prompted the 2012 release of Andre Davis, who served 32 years on charges that he raped and killed a 3-year-old girl. Two years later, he's facing new murder charges.

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Ukrainian Forces Reportedly Regain Control Of Mariupol

Fri, 2014-06-13 10:02

Jubilant soldiers emerged from key government buildings after retaking them from pro-Russian forces, who seized control of the city last month.

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The World's Watching Soccer, But Basketball Is On The Barbershop's Brain

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:59

The most popular global sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off this week in Brazil. But the Barbershop guys are fired up about games closer to home: the NBA finals.

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Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:59

In remembrance of the life of actress and activist Ruby Dee, Tell Me More presents an encore broadcast of Michel Martin's 2007 interview with the legendary actress and activist.

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Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:58

President George H.W. Bush turned 90 this week. A new CNN documentary 41 On 41 speaks to 41 of his closest family and colleagues. Michel Martin learns more from Executive Producer Mary Kate Cary.

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Could Finland Teach The U.S. A Lesson On Guns?

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:57

Host Michel Martin looks at gun culture in the America and abroad, and asks two experts what the U.S. can learn from how other countries handle firearms.

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In One Map, The Dramatic Rise Of ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:41

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, was created just last year, but it has seized many towns and cities in both countries. Here's an animated map showing its gains since the start of 2013.

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Can A Female Politician Be Insulted Without It Being Sexist?

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:28

Debate is raging online about whether profane chants directed at President Dilma Rousseff during Brazil's World Cup match against Croatia were sexist.

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6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:19

The court is expected to render a decision that will determine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's guarantee that no-cost prescription contraception be part of most health insurance plans.

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Obama Rules Out Troops In Iraq But Says U.S. Is Weighing Other Options

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:18

The president said any action in Iraq will be "targeted and precise" but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis. The comments come as extremists seized control of parts of Iraq.

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Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:03

Women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, but they were hardly represented on stage and in games previewed at a big game industry trade event in Los Angeles.

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Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch

Fri, 2014-06-13 07:58

Sometimes NPR's foreign correspondents take a break from war and other serious business to enjoy daily life in their adopted cities. Here our Pakistan correspondent tries a 'miracle' drink.

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In A First, Afghanistan Is Set To Change Leaders At The Ballot Box

Fri, 2014-06-13 06:04

In a country shaped by warlords, Saturday's presidential election features two urbane men with doctorates vying to replace Hamid Karzai. Both want close U.S. relations, including a security deal.

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Crazy Bad Luck: It's Friday The 13th With A Full Moon

Fri, 2014-06-13 05:24

The next time this phenomenon will happen is Aug. 13, 2049.

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Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

Fri, 2014-06-13 04:38

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.

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Dancing On A Lark: Gov. Christie Struts His Stuff On 'Tonight Show'

Fri, 2014-06-13 04:22

The New Jersey governor showed the Evolution of Dad Dancing with Jimmy Fallon, the show's host.

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