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Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools

In combating militants, one weapon is cutting off the groups' funding from charities or outside donors. But the "Islamic State" gets its money from other means and may be immune to U.S. techniques.
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Washington Pot Shops Open Doors, A Moment 2 Years In The Making

Washington state's first recreational pot shops open for business Tuesday. The Northwest News Network's Austin Jenkins reports on the lengthy process to get to the day's store openings.
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In Battle Over Gaza, A Slow Build-up Shows No Signs Of Ending

Israel stepped up its air assault on the Gaza Strip. Unlike air strikes in the past, Israel has tempered its initial show of force, but the situation appears to be steadily intensifying.
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For Prison Reform Critics, Jail Cells Spell Hope To Kick Addiction

Prison populations are falling in most of the U.S., as politicians in both parties agree too many people are being locked up. But there are pockets of resistance to reform, including one in Louisiana.
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Miami Stores Enjoy Thriving Business From Cuban Shoppers

The city has become a shopping destination for Cubans who come looking for goods unavailable or too expensive to buy at home, now that Cuba has lifted travel restrictions.
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Case Against Benghazi Suspect Is Complex, Justice Department Says

The assistant U.S. attorney says the government has begun sharing sensitive documents with defense attorneys. It's a bid to stop the clock on Ahmed Abu Khattala's request for a speedy trial.
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Is Age The New Frontier Of Voting Rights?

College students in North Carolina say the state's new voter ID law violates their right to vote based on age. They're challenging the law in court. Host Michel Martin learns more about the case.
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Israel Expands Attacks On Hamas In Gaza

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.
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Last Rebel Stronghold In Syria May Fall To Government Troops

Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.
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First Trial Begins For A Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges saying he cooperated with authorities.

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