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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Wed, 2014-06-25 23:15

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

Wed, 2014-06-25 20:03

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.

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North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen Comedy

Wed, 2014-06-25 16:49

The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience

Wed, 2014-06-25 15:38

The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.

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SOS Note, Prison ID Reportedly Found In Chinese-Made Pants

Wed, 2014-06-25 14:43

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.

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Election Season Defies Conventional Storylines

Wed, 2014-06-25 14:34

That story about the passing of the Old Guard? Or the one about the resurgence of the Tea Party? Not so fast, the voters still seem to be saying.

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Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

Wed, 2014-06-25 14:13

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.

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Angry At Shiite-Led Government, Sunnis Are Loath To Help Calm Iraq

Wed, 2014-06-25 13:53

Minority Sunnis are helping the militants sweeping Iraq's north and west. The support of ordinary Sunnis shows how difficult it will be to reverse the sectarian partition that's already happening.

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AP Calls It For Charles Rangel

Wed, 2014-06-25 13:38

The longtime New York Democratic congressman edged out challenger Adriano Espaillat in a rematch of their 2012 primary nail-biter.

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For A Spanish Princess, An Indictment On Laundering Charges

Wed, 2014-06-25 13:36

Spanish Princess Infanta Cristina has been charged with money laundering. She faces 11 years behind bars for allegedly embezzling public money through fake charities.

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Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Toxics

Wed, 2014-06-25 13:32

Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:40

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Utah's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision marks the first time that a federal appeals court ruled on the issue.

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Blow To Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:40

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals called marriage a fundamental right that shouldn't be determined at the ballot box. It marks the first time that a federal appeals court has ruled on the issue.

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Parsing The Numbers Of A Tuesday Packed With Primaries

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

Tuesday featured an extensive slew of primaries across the U.S. To learn more about the results, and what they mean for the midterm elections, Audie Cornish turns to NPR's Ron Elving for more.

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Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

In a result that came as a surprise to some observers, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the GOP nomination in Mississippi's Senate primary. The tight election, which also featured Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, came down to a runoff decided late Tuesday night.

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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Removing $765 Million Ceiling, NFL And Players Settle A Second Time

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

In January, a federal judge rejected a settlement reached by the National Football League and attorneys representing retired players. The $765 million settlement, which had briefly put an end to a lawsuit over players' concussions, was rejected as too low to cover all players and possible future injuries. On Wednesday, though, both parties agreed to revise the suit settlement by removing the monetary cap.

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ISIS Brings Business Acumen To Violent Jihad

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.

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Egyptian Court Deals Out Death Sentences To Nearly 200

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie. For more on the sentencing, and the charges of violence on which they were convicted, Melissa Block speaks with Ziad Abdel Tawab, the deputy director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

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In Landmark Case, High Court Issues Limits To Cellphone Searches

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to limit law enforcement's right to warrantless searches of cellphone data. While the court left the door open to such warrantless searches in some emergency situations, the decision largely spelled a victory for privacy advocates.

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