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Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:25

The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.

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SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:12

To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.

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Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:52

After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.

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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:35

Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.

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What's The Matter With Wendy Davis?

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:22

The Texas state senator galvanized Democrats across the nation with her 11-hour filibuster to block restrictive abortion laws. Then she ran for governor — and got a big dose of political reality.

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In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:22

"I'm not predicting that it's entirely impossible that we would at any point act collaboratively with Iran," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff tells NPR.

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Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:57

Earlier this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated an advocate for female priesthood. This weekend, a Utah man who questioned church doctrine might face a similar fate.

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Lone Passenger Pigeon Escapes Pie Pan, Lands In Smithsonian

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:25

Passenger pigeons used to be the most abundant bird in North America. But hunters drove them to extinction, and by 1914, only one was left. A century later, that pigeon, named Martha, is on exhibit.

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Wave Of Guatemalan Migrant Children Presents Unique Challenges

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:23

Many indigenous Guatemalan children entering the U.S. alone speak little or no Spanish. This language barrier contributes to the complexity of the unfolding humanitarian crisis at the border.

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For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:07

Archbishop Emil Nona, the head of the Chaldean church in Mosul, Iraq, was out of town when ISIS captured his city. Now, he is going back to Mosul, as are some 50 Christian families. He knows the dangers, but he says he must tend his flock.

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Insurgents Draw Westerners To Battle In Iraq And Syria

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:07

Thousands of foreign fighters are joining the fighting in Iraq and Syria. According to U.S. intelligence officials, the flow of foreign fighters includes a hefty contingent from the West. Why are so many Westerners are going, and will they bring the violence they learned abroad back home?

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Ukraine's Latest Turn Toward EU Has Moscow Glowering

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:07

Ukraine's president has signed a historic trade and economic pact with the European Union, a move his predecessor rejected. The conflict that the first rejection sparked still simmers, with violence continuing in the country's east despite a shaky cease-fire.

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Bathrobes And Baby Carriers: The Stuff Of Manliness?

Fri, 2014-06-27 12:07

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji asked some guys about the objects that make them feel manly. We want to hear from you, too.

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The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:52

Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.

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Federal Panel Backs FluMist For Kids, But The Shot Isn't Dead Yet

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:07

The live vaccine nose spray protects children better, a federal panel says, but pediatricians aren't sold. They say it's too risky for the many children with asthma or compromised immunity.

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When Heat Stroke Strikes, Cool First, Transport Later

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:41

To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.

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USA Vs. Belgium: If The World Cup Were Played In Beer

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:33

If Tuesday's match were played in beer, it seems that everyone would win. Here's some analysis to shed light on what the U.S. and Belgium bring to the table.

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U.K. Loses Big Vote On The Future Of Europe — Now What?

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:48

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was furious when EU leaders voted to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. It raises questions about the U.K.'s future in the EU.

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A Doctor Tries To Save A 9-Year-Old Stricken With Ebola

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:08

The child was brought to a treatment center in the back of a pickup truck with his dying mother. Doctors knew his condition was dire. But they thought that maybe they could save him.

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White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet's Nest

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:14

When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.

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