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Merrit Kennedy

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Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

Friday, August 26, 2016

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.

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Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order

Friday, August 26, 2016

Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.

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After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rebels agreed to hand over control of the city to the government in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.

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A Happy Ending For An Australian Ultramarathoner And Chinese Stray Dog

Thursday, August 25, 2016

"This day is one of the best days of my life," Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.

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Beginning Of The End? Impeachment Trial Opens For Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

Thursday, August 25, 2016

It's the final phase of a long process that could potentially remove her from office over alleged fiscal mismanagement. And every indication suggests she will indeed be impeached.

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Syrian Conjoined Twins Die While Waiting For Lifesaving Surgery

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The newborns were evacuated from a rebel stronghold to the capital, Damascus, after lengthy negotiations earlier this month. Today, they died of heart failure as they awaited surgery.

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Attack At American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul Kills 7 Students

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gunmen attacked the heavily fortified campus in the capital on Wednesday evening. At least 13 people died before Afghan forces killed the attackers.

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Turkey Launches Airstrikes, Artillery Fire In Cross-Border Incursion Into Syria

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Turkey's offensive is the largest military mission of its kind in the Syria conflict to date. It was intended to clear ISIS militants from territory along the border.

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Louisiana Takes Stock Of The Damage After Devastating Flooding

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The state is entering recovery mode after the flooding killed 13 people and damaged at least 60,000 homes across 20 parishes. It's expected to take months and the governor says the state needs help.

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Iraq Executes 36 Accused Of Slaying More Than A Thousand Iraqi Soldiers

Sunday, August 21, 2016

They were accused of carrying out the 2014 ISIS massacre of over a thousand Iraqi troops. The U.N. discouraged fast-tracking the executions, saying torture may have been used to extract confessions.

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Lou Pearlman, Boy Band Manager And Ponzi Schemer, Dies In Prison

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lou Pearlman, the impresario behind boy band giants such as the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence tied to a $300 million Ponzi scheme.

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Brother Of Omran Daqneesh, Bloodied Syrian Boy In Viral Image, Has Died

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Images of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, stunned after he was pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, have resonated worldwide. Activists say his brother was injured in the same airstrike and later died.

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PHOTOS: Welcome To The World's 'Highest And Longest' Glass-Bottomed Bridge

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The bridge is elegantly stretched between two peaks in China, where visitors can gaze under their feet at the canyon — a vertigo-inducing 328 yards below.

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A Month After Turkey's Failed Coup, Taking Stock Of A Sweeping Purge

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Since a failed coup attempt just over a month ago, Turkey's government has launched a sweeping purge that has impacted tens of thousands over a wide cross section of Turkish society.

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'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel came upon the bright purple creature with giant eyes. It may look like a cartoon character, but it's real. It's also pretty tough, a researcher says.

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PHOTOS: Firefighters Gain Ground On California's Blue Cut Wildfire

Saturday, August 20, 2016

It could still take weeks to contain the raging blaze in Southern California, which has destroyed nearly 100 homes and put more than 80,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders.

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#NPRreads: Gotta Catch These Reads This Weekend

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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Amid Tribe's Protest, Construction Of Oil Pipeline In N. Dakota Halts — For Now

Friday, August 19, 2016

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says a crude oil pipeline set to span from North Dakota to Illinois could contaminate their drinking water and sacred lands.

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Doctors Without Borders Evacuates Teams From Hospitals In North Yemen

Friday, August 19, 2016

The group deemed six facilities "unsafe" after a hospital was hit by a Saudi-led- coalition airstrike and said it has lost confidence in the coalition's "ability to prevent such fatal attacks."

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Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rising sea levels have eroded Shishmaref for many years. Now, the Inupiat Eskimo village has voted to move. One resident told NPR that it's a matter of protecting their unique community.

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