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A Forgotten Referendum On The Union Of Scots And English

In 2011, there was a vote on closing the version of Wikipedia written in the Scottish language variety, Scots. The episode reminds us how language intersects with politics and class.
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Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militants. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Deb Amos from the border about the crisis.
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U.S., Iraqi Militias Join In Uneasy Alliance

Shiite militias that once fought bitterly against U.S. forces in Iraq are now the beneficiaries of American airstrikes against the Islamic State. But there's distrust all around.
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Germany Decides Not To Arm Syrian Rebels

Germany has chosen not to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. NPR's Arun Rath talks to German Ambassador to the United States Peter Wittig about what led to the decision.
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Dozens Of ISIS Hostages Freed And Sent To Turkey

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State released 49 hostages, most of them Turkish. NPR's Arun Rath talks to NPR Middle East Correspondent Deborah Amos about what the release signals.
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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.
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Who's Bill This Time

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Divided We Fall, Here We Go Again, and UTunes
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Panel Round One

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Lane Violation.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories involving a fanny pack, only one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Oh, Canada; The Stench of Politics; Hoppy Graduation

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