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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

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Cameron Makes Last Minute Appeal For Unity In Scotland

Monday, September 15, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Scotland on Monday in a last minute effort to persuade Scots to vote for unity in this week's referendum.

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Cameron And The Queen Speak Out On Scotland's Independence Vote

Monday, September 15, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots not to vote out of frustration, saying, "If you don't like me, I won't be here forever."

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500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

Monday, September 15, 2014

The International Organization for Migration says the incident took place last week when smugglers rammed a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees hoping to reach European waters.

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European Scientists Choose Site For Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

Monday, September 15, 2014

After a decade-long journey to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the ESA says it has found the best spot for a planned November landing.

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Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, which is still defended by Kiev's forces.

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Monday, September 15, 2014

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

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Morning Edition

More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.

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Morning Edition

The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

Monday, September 15, 2014

The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.

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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

Sunday, September 14, 2014

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.

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Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.

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Shelling In Donetsk Rocks Cease-Fire In Ukraine

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is being tested, with intense fighting reported near the airport in Donetsk Saturday and Sunday. An NPR team in that city was forced to flee the shelling.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today 27 countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture. The Tuscan town of Pitigliano is one of the sites involved: it's home to few Jews today, but once housed a thriving Jewish community.

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Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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PRI's The World

Meet the young women of ISIS — on the social web

Friday, September 12, 2014

Buzzfeed reporter Ellie Hall got a disturbing look at the online world of young women — often from the West — who claim to be members of the Islamic militant group known as ISIS. They go to the Middle East to be married, raise young Jihadists and spread propaganda on social networks.

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All Things Considered

Ian Paisley Was 'Powerful In The Pulpit' And On Political Platforms

Friday, September 12, 2014

In Northern Ireland, preacher and politician Ian Paisley died on Friday. Robert Siegel speaks with Paisley's biographer, Ed Moloney, about his legacy.

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PRI's The World

Catalans march for an independence vote of their own

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of Catalan nationalists and their supporters rallied in the streets of Barcelona Thursday to celebrate the vote for independence from Spain they have organized in November. But unlike in Britain, which supports the Scottish referendum, the vote in Catalonia is opposed by Spain. In fact, Madrid says it won't take place.

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