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Iraq Turmoil Reignites A Decade-Old Debate

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political correspondent Tamara Keith about the reaction to President Obama's decision to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.

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Will U.S. Military Advisors Be Enough To Secure Iraq?

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

President Obama says he'll send military advisers to Iraq, but not combat forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks to retired Army Col. Derek Harvey about whether that's enough to help regain stability.

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Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago SIgn

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.

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Report Of Drone Crashes A 'Record Of Calamity'

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

More than 400 U.S. military drones have been involved in major crashes around the world since 2001. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the news, which was revealed in a Washington Post investigation.

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Palestinian Hunger Strikers Begin 3rd Month Of Protest

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Scores of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody have been on a hunger strike for almost two months, trying to change the system that allowed them to be held without being charged.

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Shiites Step Up To Arm Against Sunni Militias

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:58

Iraqi security officials say Sunni militants have seized a Syrian border crossing in Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update on the situation from NPR's Alice Fordham in Baghdad.

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Presbyterians To Divest As Protest Against Israel

Sat, 2014-06-21 03:13

Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel

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In Search For Missing Teens, Israel Cracks Down On Hamas

Sat, 2014-06-21 01:19

The Israeli security forces are searching for three missing teenagers in the West Bank. In the process, the forces have also arrested more than 300 suspected militants.

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Presbyterians To Divest As Protest Against Israel

Fri, 2014-06-20 19:23

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians.

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CDC Says More Workers Potentially Exposed To Live Anthrax

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:55

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased to 86 the number of its personnel who it says may have been exposed to live anthrax at three labs in Atlanta.

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After Mosul's Fall, Iraqis Adjust To New Normal Under ISIS

Fri, 2014-06-20 13:44

Not all Sunnis are on board with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, even if they oppose the Iraqi government. One ranking Sunni cleric in northern Iraq hints at limits to the group's influence.

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Dust Clouds Big Bang Signal

Fri, 2014-06-20 13:35

A team claiming to have spied the earliest moments of the universe may have actually seen little more than galactic dust.

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GOP Lawmakers Confront IRS Chief Over Lost Emails

Fri, 2014-06-20 13:23

Commissioner John Koskinen got a frosty reception from Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee, who accused him of lying about computer crashes that he says account for the missing data.

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U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:57

Medical device company Medtronic is merging with another firm and moving its legal headquarters to Ireland. The move is a tax-saving strategy called "inversion," and it's growing more common.

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From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:49

Of the hundreds of migrants that U.S. border agents catch daily in the Rio Grande Valley, 20 percent are unaccompanied minors. Instead of catching lawbreakers, the agents say, they're baby-sitting.

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Syrian War Sparks A Spike In Worldwide Level Of Displaced People

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:36

On World Refugee Day, the United Nations' refugee agency is reporting that the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes grew to more than 50 million — a level unseen since World War II.

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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran faces a tough runoff election against challenger Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator. Mississippi voters will decide whether Cochran gets a chance at a seventh term.

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IRS Chief Tangles With Lawmakers Over Missing Emails

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee. He tells lawmakers how emails that possibly reveal scrutiny given to Tea Party groups vanished from IRS computers.

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VA Bill Was An Easy Sell, But Some Senators Still Feel Sticker Shock

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

A preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says that a Veterans Affairs bill recently passed by the Senate could cost $50 billion per year. No lawmaker wants to vote against veterans, but the price tag has a lot of lawmakers nervous.

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The Mystery Tweeter Inside ISIS

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

Jacob Siegel of The Daily Beast wrote about an insider with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who is documenting the militant group's squabbles online. Siegel speaks with host Robert Siegel about what he learned of life inside ISIS.

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