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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.
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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.
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Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guility In Girlfriend's Shooting Death

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to BBC reporter Audrey Brown about the Oscar Pistorius trial. On Thursday, a South African judge said the former Olympian is not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, but said he was negligent in her shooting. Pistorius could still be convicted of culpable homicide.
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Obama's ISIS Plan A 'Sunni Awakening: Part Two'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Obama administration's strategy for combating the Islamic State relies on ground forces provided by Iraq and Syria because the White House says it will not send U.S. combat troops. In Iraq, that means trying to win back Sunnis in areas where the group controls territory. Something similar happened during the Iraq war: it was called the Sunni Awakening.
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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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Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.
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U.S. Marks 13 Years Since Sept. 11 Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, memorials were held in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
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Yemen May Not Offer Best Model For Obama's ISIS Plan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, tells Robert Siegel that President Obama chose a flawed model when he compared the effort to defeat ISIS to U.S. attacks against suspected terrorists in Yemen.
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Music Review: Sunny Sweeney's 'Provoked'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney's Cinderella story started in a Texas bar, where she was discovered and signed by a Nashville record label. She hit the Billboard charts with her major label debut, but her personal life fell apart in the meantime. Sweeney tells her story on her latest album, Provoked.
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In Catalonia, Thousands March For Independence From Spain

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Catalans took to the streets on their national day on Thursday, demanding independence from Spain. The wealthy northeast region of Catalonia has its own language and culture.
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Fossil Of 'Jaggermeryx' Found Namesake In Another Stone

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scientists have named an extinct pig-like creature with big lips after Mick Jagger. Their findings will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Paleontology.
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Kerry Faces Tall Order In Organizing Regional Coalition Against ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday trying to wrangle a coalition against ISIS from a group of nations that have trouble uniting on anything — Qatar, Egypt, Turkey and others.
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Rand Paul: U.S. Must Be More Realistic In Foreign Policy Approach

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Senate Republican from Kentucky responds to President Obama's strategy for fighting the Islamic State, saying the commander-in-chief is "going about it in the wrong way."
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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.
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As A U.S. War Winds Down, Afghans Look For A Way Out

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Applications are soaring for a special U.S. visa program for Afghans. But many applicants don't qualify and are trying to bluff, bribe or buy their way in.
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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.
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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Explores An American Family's Demons

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a new PBS documentary series, Burns turns his lens to Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how each triumphed over adversity.
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Nonesuch At 50: A Record Label Without Borders

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It began as a small classical label selling records at modest prices. A half-century later, it issues albums from big names in a spectrum of contemporary music from all parts of the globe.
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Nepal Struggles To Help Villages Washed Away In Floods

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of families are living in schools, empty buildings and open fields after massive flooding. Although there's money to help, many are still without food, water and a dry place to sleep.
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