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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:23

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:54

Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

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U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:12

With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.

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U.S. Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Fighters Near Haditha Dam

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:58

U.S. fighters and bombers carried out the attack in western Iraq's Anbar Province, trying to protect a key piece of Iraq's infrastructure.

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U.S. Launches New Airstrikes To Protect Iraqi Dam

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.

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In Kiev, A New Patriotism Cemented In Russia's Shadow

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Residents of the Ukrainian capital say the conflict has been devastating, yet has also helped forge a real sense of Ukrainian identity.

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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.

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For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to fishing guide Ryan Lambert about what's happening to his community.

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Will Apple Sell A Smart Wallet For Your Smartphone?

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Rumors are swirling about the unveiling of the newest iPhone this Tuesday. But will it be enough to keep Apple at the top of the pack? NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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Ex-Cia Operative: Isilamist Groups Virtually Impossible To Penetrate

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

This week marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with former CIA operative Robert Baer about how U.S. intelligence gathering has evolved in the aftermath.

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Volunteer Recap: Megaphones, Machetes And Unexpected Tears

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:03

At 4:30 a.m., medical student Ryan Klitgaard would wake up to a Nicaraguan newspaper vendor yelling through a megaphone. Then came a day of treating patients — and fending off dogs and chickens.

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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

Sun, 2014-09-07 02:47

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.

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Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

Sun, 2014-09-07 02:47

We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.

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China Gets Its First Taste Of Fine Art Photography

Sun, 2014-09-07 01:38

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.

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China Gets Its First Taste Of Fine Art Photography

Sun, 2014-09-07 01:38

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.

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U.S. Launches New Strikes Against Islamic State

Sun, 2014-09-07 01:23

Sunday's airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq targeted Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.

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In A Test Of The Cease-Fire, Ukraine Checkpoint Reportedly Destroyed

Sun, 2014-09-07 00:50

The cease-fire in Ukraine is barely two days old, but the relative peace was ruptured by steady overnight shelling near the port city of Mariupol.

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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Sat, 2014-09-06 13:00

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Dry California Braces As Wildfires Continue

Sat, 2014-09-06 12:29

A blaze in Mariposa County is one of many large fires burning in drought-stricken California. Officials say this weekend's conditions will make the danger even greater.

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Japan's Nishikori Beats Djokovic, Making History; Federer Falls To Cilic

Sat, 2014-09-06 12:15

Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final.

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