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Tough Talks Involved In Growing Up Biracial, As Remembered By Son And Dad

Gerald Gray talks with his son Jarabi, who is deputy director of Youth Radio, about the first time they discussed their racial differences. Gerald is white, his wife is black and they raised their son to identify as black. As a teen, Jarabi wondered how that made his father feel.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Black Man In America Today?

NPR's Sam Sanders asked that question of black men in New York and Los Angeles, and he shares just a few of their answers here.
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Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State militants and could be a precursor to military strikes inside of Syria.
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Have U.S., Russia Policies Helped The Rise Of Islamist Extremists?

David Greene talks to George Mason University Professor Mark Katz, who believes both Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama's policies have helped to advance the Islamic State.
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In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth

The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.
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America's Middle East Scorecard: Many Interventions, Few Successes

U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?
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U.S. Weighs Its Option Dealing With Islamist Militants

The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants. The Islamic State controls parts of Iraq and Syria. How much can the U.S. really accomplish with airstrikes?
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U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

Peter Theo Curtis was released by Jabhat al-Nusra, known as the Nusra Front. Last week, American journalist James Foley was beheaded in Syria by the group which now calls itself the Islamic State.
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Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Apartment Building

Weekend airstrikes severely damaged several buildings in Gaza. On Sunday, an apartment tower in Gaza City was brought down. Israeli officials say Hamas had an operations room in the building.
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U.N. Appointee Examining Gaza War Criticized For Anti-Israel Remarks

The U.N. Human Rights Council named William Schabas to lead a fact-finding mission to determine whether Israel or Hamas committed war crimes. David Greene talks to Schabas about the group's mandate.

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