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What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.
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Tensions Rise As Syrian Kurds Flee ISIS Advance

The Islamic State recently launched an offensive that sent a wave of Kurdish refugees into Turkey from Syria. Deborah Amos reports from southern Turkey on the chaos on the border.
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Kurdish Refugees Join Huge Numbers Of Displaced Syrians

The Syrian refugee flood in southern Turkey this weekend is just the latest in a larger crisis in the region. NPR's Melissa Block and Robert Siegel go over the numbers.
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Secret Service And Security Breaches

Shortly after President Barack Obama and his family left the White House aboard Marine One on Friday evening, a fence jumper armed with a knife made it all the way through the front door of the residence before the Secret Service intercepted him in the North Portico. We consider the state of security at the White House and the balance between security and public access in a city filled with government buildings.

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Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.
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Turkey Sees Influx Of Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Thousands of terrified Kurds are fleeing ISIS and seeking refuge in Turkey. Some 100,000 people have moved across the border in the last two days. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to correspondent Deb Amos.
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Libya Still Hampered By Violence And Political Unrest

Along with the violence, the political landscape is also chaotic in Libya. Mary Fitzgerald from The Irish Times speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the militias and Libya's embattled parliament.
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Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

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