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Ferguson Pastor: 'This Is Not A Race Issue ... This Is A Human Issue'

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is just one mile from where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Johnson explains what he's hearing from protesters.
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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.
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Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

The longtime leader has bowed to pressure to quit his post and endorse his nominated successor. The White House commended the announcement.
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Kurdish Province Struggles To Cope With Waves Of Iraqi Refugees

Farhad Atrushi, the governor of the Iraqi province of Duhok, joins Robert Siegel to speak about the refugees now flooding his predominantly Kurdish city.
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Obama Says Siege Of Mount Sinjar Is Broken, But Crisis Persists

U.S. military officials have decided that Mount Sinjar doesn't require immediate evacuation, but people across northern Iraq are still seeking refuge. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is meeting the man trying to replace him.
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Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.
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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.
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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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