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Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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WQXR Blog

Musicians from the Middle East Unite through Music

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Four musicians from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra tell Jeff Spurgeon how they seek to overcome national and ethnic differences
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The Takeaway

45 Million Americans Live Below the Poverty Line

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new Census report finds that 45.3 million people are still living below the poverty line. After the recession, it looks like there's been recovery for some, but not for all.

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The Takeaway

West Africa Looks to U.S. In Fight Against Ebola

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

President Obama has pledged up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help fight Ebola in West Africa. How will the mission work?

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The Takeaway

America's Game of Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's been 13 years since the September 11th attacks, but terrorism remains one of the foremost threats facing the United States. How should the U.S. balance privacy and civil liberties?

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House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.

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Morning Edition

Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.

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Morning Edition

Congress Gets Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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Morning Edition

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America's Game of Risk, Paper Vs. Plasma, and A New 'King Lear'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores the balancing act between security and privacy, the stagnant poverty rate, the new fight against Ebola, a modern Shakespeare tale, and more.                   

All Things Considered

Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.

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Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey answered questions about the president’s strategy for combating ISIS militants.

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Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's Bring Your Own Bag Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For some, a plastic bag is the most beautiful thing ever seen. For others, it’s superfluous litter, and a campaign is underway this week to push for reusable bag use.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How the New Republic Has Mattered

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Republic editor Franklin Foer discusses the magazine's 100th birthday, and the new book that compiles some of the most important essays and authors that have graced its pages.

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The Takeaway

Scottish Actor James McAvoy on Independence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Actor and Scotland native James McAvoy talks about his feelings on Scottish independence, and shares his perspective on what it means for the future of his homeland. 

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The Takeaway

Scotland the Brave? Paying The Price for Independence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The stakes are high for Scotland, whose voters will decide in two days whether or not to split from England—for good. Here’s what a separation would mean for both sides.

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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

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