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Jackie Northam

Jackie Northam appears in the following:

Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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The Districts On World Cafe

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

Monday, August 18, 2014

With a shaky cease-fire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the monthlong war with Hamas will cost.

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Monday, August 18, 2014

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire Extension

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another temporary cease-fire is in effect between Israel and Hamas. Egypt's foreign minister is leading indirect talks and says the sides have agreed to a five-day extension.

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Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cross-border attacks continued over the weekend between Israel and Gaza as talks aimed to end the fighting appeared to stall in Cairo.

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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Saturday, August 09, 2014

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.

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Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.

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Following 3-Day Truce, Rocket Fire Resumes In Gaza

Friday, August 08, 2014

Gaza militants renewed rocket fire on Israel after a three-day truce expired on Friday. Israel fired back. Negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for the coastal strip hit a deadlock.

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White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Obama administration is slapping stronger sanctions on Russia. The sanctions — which target key sectors of the Russian economy, including finance and defense — come as a response to Moscow's alleged involvement in Ukraine. The move comes on the same day that the European Union announced sanctions of its own.

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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Accused Of Shooting Down Malaysia Jetliner

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ukraine charges pro-Russian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 people aboard. It blames Russia for supplying the weapons to do it. The rebels deny downing the aircraft.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.

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For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

Thursday, July 03, 2014

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

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Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Iraq on his week-long mission to try to hold the country together. He's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.

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Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Monday, June 23, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week — from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine.NPR's Jackie Northam is on the trip and talks with All Things Considered.

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Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines

Monday, June 23, 2014

As Sunni Militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities.

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Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

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