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With Iraq In Turmoil, Kirkuk's Leader Says Region Is Calm

Friday, June 13, 2014

After Iraq's national security forces abandoned Kirkuk, Kurdish fighters dug in to defend their home. For more on the matter, Melissa Block turns to Najmaldin Karim, the governor of Kirkuk province.
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A Tip From Ben Stiller: On Set, A 'Chicken' Is Not What It Seems

Friday, June 13, 2014

To kick off the series "Trade Lingo," the actor decodes terms distinctive to filmmaking. He shares the meanings behind such cryptic phrases as "10-100" and "chicken in the gate."
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A Campus Dilemma: Sure, 'No' Means 'No,' But Exactly What Means 'Yes'?

Friday, June 13, 2014

There are about as many definitions of consent as there are colleges — a problem for schools grappling with how to handle sexual assault. Turns out the easy part is covering what's not consensual.
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For Mexico, Action On The Pitch Means Stillness In The Streets

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mexico took to the field on the second day of the World Cup, and the nation shut down to watch. Nearly everyone, from vendors to politicians, took the day off to watch their team beat Cameroon 1-to-0.
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How Do You Win A World Cup Game Without Even Playing? Ask A Fan

Friday, June 13, 2014

The World Cup has arrived in Brazil and with it a legion of superstitions and rituals that people practice in the belief it will help their team win. Fans have some very creative practices.
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Letters: The World Cup And The Stanley Cup

Friday, June 13, 2014

Melissa Block makes a few corrections to stories that aired recently, including one about past World Cup matches, and reads a listener's letter about "Doc" Emrick.
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Week In Politics: The Fall Of Mosul And The Defeat Of Eric Cantor

Friday, June 13, 2014

Regular political commentator David Brooks of The New York Times speaks with Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation about Iraq's disintegration and ramifications of Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat.
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Even Amid Onslaught, Hints That Violence In Iraq Could Escalate

Friday, June 13, 2014

NPR's Alice Fordham speaks to Melissa Block about the extremist militant onslaught in Iraq, as well as the possibility of escalating violence there.
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Cantor's Defeat Brings An End To Prickly Relationship With Obama

Friday, June 13, 2014

As the dust settles on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, some have begun to reflect on his relationship with President Obama. From the very start, it was a prickly one, with divisions only deepening throughout Obama's time in office.
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U.S. Coal Companies Ride Exports To Booming Business

Friday, June 13, 2014

One might expect the U.S. coal industry to be reeling from the glut of low-cost natural gas and the regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, coal companies are doing a booming business in exports to Europe and Asia.
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Obama Rules Out Ground Troops; What Else Can U.S. Do In Iraq?

Friday, June 13, 2014

President Obama said that he will help the Iraqi military break the momentum of the militants on the march to Baghdad. The Pentagon said that one possible option could include airstrikes. But the president said that any military help must include political solutions from the Iraqi government, which has helped fuel the unrest by failing to reach out to its Sunni minority.
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One Drought Solution Is A Riddle: How Do You Make Water Run Uphill?

Friday, June 13, 2014

California's severe drought is inspiring some creative thinking. In order to get water to Central Valley farms, Lauren Sommer of KQED reports that water districts are proposing to move water uphill by reversing the flow of the California Aqueduct.
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As Bergdahl Touches Down In Texas, Reintegration Begins

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in the U.S. The former Taliban prisoner is now undergoing treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
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Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism

Friday, June 13, 2014

When a popular Afghan journalist was killed shortly before the April election, his colleagues stopped reporting Taliban statements and downplayed violence on election day.
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An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Friday, June 13, 2014

Army Pvt. Danny Chen fatally shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011. The real-life tragedy has inspired a new production by the Washington National Opera with a libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang.
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It's A Summer Sequel Spectacular With 'Dragon' And 'Jump Street'

Friday, June 13, 2014

There are 16 movie sequels coming out this summer. Critic Bob Mondello singles out two that handle sequel-hood in vastly different (but successful) ways: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street.
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For These Inner-City Dads, Fatherhood Comes With Homework

Friday, June 13, 2014

For Father's Day, we visited a class in West Baltimore that teaches parenting skills to dads, many of whom grew up in poverty and spent time in and out of the criminal justice system.
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Ruby Dee: An Actress Who Marched On Washington And Onto The Screen

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Born Ruby Ann Wallace, she grew up writing poetry in Harlem and went on to become a playwright, activist, journalist and one of the most prominent actresses of her time. She died Wednesday at 91.
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POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

Thursday, June 12, 2014

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.
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Once A GOP Pillar, Chamber Of Commerce Is Now A Lightning Rod

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce says it tried to help Eric Cantor in his primary campaign, but Cantor refused the offer.
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