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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.

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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jordanians now support the military campaign against the self-declared Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions at home.

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Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

Monday, February 23, 2015

After a pilot was burned alive by the Islamic State, Jordanians have become much more supportive of its role in the war against the extremist group.

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Cold Casing: The Mystery Of The Long-Lost Winchester Rifle

Monday, January 19, 2015

For archaeologist Eva Jensen, a happenstance find in Nevada has turned into an in-depth quest. Since stumbling across a Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882, she and other researchers have been seeking to unravel the mysteries behind it.

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In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

Friday, October 31, 2014

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.

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Former NPR Head Remembered For His Humor, Love Of Baseball.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Robert Siegel offers his personal memories of former NPR President Frank Mankiewicz, who died Thursday at age 90. Mankiewicz was also remembered for being Sen. Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign manager.

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Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.

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Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

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What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.

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Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.

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Former FBI Director To Investigate NFL's Handling Of Ray Rice Case

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Former FBI director Robert Mueller III will lead the investigation into how the NFL handled the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Many have criticized the league for not acquiring an elevator security video made public this week by the website TMZ. In it, Rice throws a punch that left his then-fiance unconscious.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to geographer David Salisbury about his friend Edwin Chota. Chota — the Peruvian activist who advocated that land that was being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups — was murdered deep in the Amazon jungle on Sept. 1. The murder was not reported until this week because of the remote location.

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President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a prime-time address on Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to frame the threat posed by the Islamic State and outline his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group." The speech comes as domestic public opinion on intervention has changed markedly in the wake of the beheading of two American journalists.

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Airline Social Media 'Command Centers' Direct Complaint Traffic

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Southwest Airlines has joined a growing number of airlines that are hiring social media "first responders" to help with customer relations.

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Back In Session, Congress Faces Budget Bill, ISIS Threat

Monday, September 08, 2014

Congress was back in town on Monday for a two-week sprint before the midterm elections. On the schedule: pass a budget bill so the government doesn't shut down again, decide the fate of the agency that helps businesses finance U.S.-exported goods and figure out what to do about ISIS.

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Letters: The Burning Of Washington

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about our recent reenactment of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.

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Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.

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