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Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.
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Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

A few tense hours were marred by Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, but since then, things seem to be quiet.
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Northern Iraq Burdened With Military, Humanitarian Crises

Steve Inskeep talks to Tom Bowman about the U.S. thinking on the humanitarian crisis. David Greene gets an assessment of the U.S. military's re-engagement in Iraq from retired Gen. Michael Barbero.
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Israel, Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire Extension

Another temporary cease-fire is in effect between Israel and Hamas. Egypt's foreign minister is leading indirect talks and says the sides have agreed to a five-day extension.
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Mideast Tensions Force Arab-Israeli Writer To Leave Jerusalem

Sayed Kashua had assimilated into Israeli society as much as any Arab could. But last month, the Arab-Israeli writer packed up and left Israel. He tells Steve Inskeep why he left Jerusalem.
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In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.
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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.
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In Tense Ferguson, Mo., 2 Reporters Caught In Arrests

When SWAT officers swept through a McDonald's restaurant, they arrested not just locals, but journalists working for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, The Associated Press reports.
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Hagel Says Rescue Mission At Iraq's Mt. Sinjar Is No Longer Needed

Fewer Yazidis were on the mountain and they were in better condition than expected, Hagel says. The area has been under siege by militants. Robert Seigel discusses the decision with NPR's David Welna.
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Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq's Mount Sinjar Less Likely

A U.S. assessment team sent to the mountain concluded there were far fewer Yazidi refugees stranded there than previously thought, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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