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PRI's The World

Iraqi-American rapper TIMZ faces his hardest task yet — writing about ISIS

Thursday, August 07, 2014

There are more than five million Iraqis living outside Iraq — immigrants and, increasingly, refugees. From all over the world, they're watching helplessly as their country is coming under new attack by the Islamist extremist group ISIS. Now, an Iraqi American rapper is using his voice to tell the world what's happening.

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The Takeaway

The Watchmen at The White House

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.

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PRI's The World

From Russia-US relations to global terrorism, nuclear insecurity is as big a threat as ever

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Just under a year ago US and Russian signed an accord that would facilitate continued collaboration of US and Russian scientists on nuclear energy and safety. That accord has been put on ice in light of recent events in the Ukraine.

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PRI's The World

This American has been held in Pakistan for three years. His daughter wants him home

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Warren Weinstein worked for USAID in Pakistan before he was abducted by unknown men. He has been held since 2011 by men thought to be members of al-Qaeda. As the third anniversary of his kidnapping approaches, his daughter wants to see him back home.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Makes Its Move

Monday, June 30, 2014

In an announcement on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, the extremist Sunni militant group has declared itself a sovereign state in Iraq and Syria. Is this a turning point in the crisis, or just a stunt?

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The Takeaway

Iraqi Prime Minister Rebukes U.S. Calls For Change

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has dismissed the idea of forming a new, more inclusive government. Maliki's stance is a direct rebuke to Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been pushing for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by ISIS.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Special Operations Forces and the Terrorist Threat in Africa

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How the United States’ special forces are approaching extremist organizations like Boko Haram in Africa.

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The Takeaway

The World's Richest Jihadi Group

Monday, June 23, 2014

Business is booming as the Sunni militants of ISIS loot banks, traffic weapons, and most recently, capture an oil refinery. How did the group get such deep pockets? And will they keep getting deeper? 

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The Takeaway

Connecting the Dots: Iraq, Syria and ISIS

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. is watching from afar as threats continue to destabilize much of the Middle East. As the border between Iraq and Syria becomes evermore porous, and armed militants take control of northwest Iraq, The Takeaway examines the Syrian conflict's influence in Iraq, Iran and Israel.

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The Takeaway

Iraq War Vets Reflect as the Nation Unravels

Friday, June 20, 2014

Diplomats, policy experts, and advisors have all weighed in on the unraveling of Iraq, but if there's anyone who has most acutely felt the anguish of the collapse of democracy in Iraq this week, it's the men and women who were on the front lines of the Iraq War.

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WNYC News

Big Real Estate Jittery Over Future of Terrorism Insurance

Friday, June 20, 2014

Many commercial building owners and developers are worried about the future of a little-known federal insurance program it considers indispensable.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Isis pushes Iraq to the brink

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Isis pushes Iraq to the brink

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The Takeaway

The New Politics of Benghazi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Obama Administration will set a new precedent with the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the attacks in Benghazi. Instead of trying him at Guantánamo Bay, a Washington, D.C. judge will hear the case. The decision is igniting new political tensions.

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The Takeaway

Should the U.S. Look to Iran for Help with Iraq?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My enemy's enemy is my friend? It's a line that's pervaded discussions about the possibility of the U.S. and Iran teaming up to address a rapidly destabilizing Iraq. Hillary Mann Leverett, co-author of "Going To Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran," weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Confronting the Ghosts of a War Not Past

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

America's fingerprints are everywhere, and the U.S. is again facing questions about its responsibility to a country it invaded in 2003. But does the blame game help? What role, if any, should America take now?

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The Takeaway

Christiane Amanpour: 'The End of Iraq'

Monday, June 16, 2014

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN, and Kenneth Pollack, a former former CIA intelligence analyst.

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The Takeaway

America's Legacy in Iraq Is Unravelling

Friday, June 13, 2014

As an Al Qaeda splinter group rapidly advances and continues to topple city after city in Iraq, many are wondering where the region is heading and what kind of action, if any, the United States needs take.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Struggles for Iraq, the World Cup, and a Teen Dad's Future

Friday, June 13, 2014

1. America's Legacy in Iraq Begins to Unravel | 2. Bosnia Heads to the World Cup for the First Time Since Independence | 3. A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

The Takeaway

Is Iraq Still America's Problem?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Just hours after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul—Iraq's second largest city—members of the Al Qaeda offshoot advanced to Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Trials of War, The Sounds of Brazil, and a Test of Conservatism

Thursday, June 12, 2014

1. Is Iraq Still America's Problem? | 2. Sebastian Junger on Sgt. Bergdahl, His Latest Film, and the Trials of War | 3. A Brazilian Soundtrack for the World Cup | 4. The Cult Following & Tribalism of CrossFit