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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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Russian Military Vehicles Reportedly Move Into Ukraine

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, as government and separatist forces still fight for control of the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Thousands of people are converging on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, for a protest rally against the government. The protesters began their 300-mile march in Lahore, led by Imran Khan, who believes he was robbed of last year's election by voting fraud. Meanwhile, a populist cleric is leading a separate march on the capital.

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With A Friendlier Face, LAPD Avoids The Worst Of Ferguson's Woes

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

In Los Angeles, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday night. While many black members of the community were angered by the killing, it hasn't sparked the same outcry as in Ferguson, Mo. Frank Stoltze of KPCC says that's because the Los Angeles Police Department has sought to build relationships with the neighborhood.

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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Rick Barton, a top State Department official, says sometimes the U.S. has to take risks in diplomacy. Citing his own frustrations, he says that the Obama administration has yet to come up with a real strategy to resolve the war in Syria and isolate jihadi fighters.

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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

In LA, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday. While it angered many black members of the community, it hasn't sparked the same unrest as in Ferguson, Mo.

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Baseball Owners Call Up Commissioner Bud Selig's Relief

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league's commissioner. Manfred is the sport's 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.

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Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.

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