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Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

Sat, 2014-08-16 11:15

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."

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Who's A Citizen? The Question Dividing The Island Of Hispaniola

Sat, 2014-08-16 10:33

The Dominican Republic issued a ruling last year that would render stateless many residents of Haitian origin. The government has revised its position, but the fate of many Haitians still isn't clear.

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Thousands Of Anti-Government Protesters March In Pakistan

Sat, 2014-08-16 08:42

The demonstrators allege election fraud by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and are demanding he step down. The political instability has prompted fears of a possible army coup.

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War Takes Heavy Toll On Residents Of Eastern Ukraine

Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

As heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, civilians are trying to flee the fighting, and both Ukraine and Russia claim to be trying to send food, water and other supplies to help them.

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

Sat, 2014-08-16 07:02

Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.

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Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

Sat, 2014-08-16 06:39

Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.

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What's Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

Sat, 2014-08-16 05:56

The indictment stems from the Texas governor's veto of funding for a public integrity office after the Democratic head of the office was arrested for drunk driving.

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New York State Couple Charged In Abduction Of Amish Girls

Sat, 2014-08-16 04:54

Authorities say that the oldest of the girls, who turned up 24 hours after they were reportedly kidnapped, provided crucial information that led to the couple's arrest.

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U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Pound Area Near Mosul Dam

Sat, 2014-08-16 04:19

The airstrikes come as at least 80 men from the religious minority were reportedly executed by militants for refusing to convert to Islam.

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Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.

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Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges

Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting

Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

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Arab Bank On Trial For Allegedly Funding Hamas

Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

In New York, a Jordanian bank is being sued by victims of terrorism who say the bank sent money to terrorists. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the New York Times's Jessica Silver-Greenberg about the case.

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

Sat, 2014-08-16 03:53

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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Ebola Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The Outbreak?

Sat, 2014-08-16 01:31

The virus has been in the headlines since March, but both in Africa and the rest of the world, there's a lot of confusion. Take our Ebola quiz to see if you've kept up with all the twists and turns.

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Fresh Tensions Flare In Ferguson, Mo., With More Tear Gas, Looting

Sat, 2014-08-16 00:58

A 24-hour period of calm broke early Saturday when police returned to the streets in riot gear and some protesters looted stores and broke car windows. Other demonstrators helped restore calm.

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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power

Fri, 2014-08-15 16:01

A grand jury in Austin, Texas, has indicted Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abusing his official powers. For more on the indictment, Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted On Abuse-Of-Power Charges

Fri, 2014-08-15 15:15

An ethics complaint was opened last year after the governor vetoed funding for state public corruption prosecutors. Perry had said he would carry out the veto unless a district attorney resigned.

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Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola

Fri, 2014-08-15 13:24

The WHO has called for donations to help contain the outbreak. But money is just the first step. The challenges run from finding the right staff to prepping neighboring countries just in case.

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Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:57

New information was released Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but the answers have prompted still more questions.

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