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Michel Martin Recaps #BeyondFerguson

Steve Inskeep talks to Michel Martin about the community conversation covering race and law enforcement that was held Thursday night in Ferguson, Mo. There was also a Twitter chat at #BeyondFerguson.
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For Islamic State, Hitting The U.S. May Not Be A Top Priority

Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.
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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.
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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.
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Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria

Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.
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Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
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When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket

The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
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Court Rules For FedEx Drivers In Suit Over Job Classification

A federal appeals court in Oregon ruled FedEx Ground misclassified more than 2,000 drivers in California as independent contractors. There could be back claims for unpaid wages and benefits.
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How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.

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