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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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The Calamity Of The 'Clam,' Every Musician's Headache

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As part of an All Things Considered series on trade lingo, music producer Don Was explains the word "clam" — a mistake made by a musical performer.
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As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.
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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
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Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.
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When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.
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Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.
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Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.
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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
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The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
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There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.
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It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
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Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.
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Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.
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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.
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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."
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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.
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Kiev Claims Russia Has Sights Set On New Eastern Ukrainian City

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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