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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
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After Two Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.
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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.
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Tunisian Election Completes Its Transition To Democracy

Thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship in 2011. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.
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Anesthesia Miracle: No Power, No Oxygen Tanks, No Problem

Frustrated by anesthesia machines that conked out when the power faltered, Dr. Paul Fenton came up with a solution: The Universal Anesthesia Machine.
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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!
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Still Few Answers In Killing Of 43 Students In Mexico

Protests continue over the government's response to the apparent killing of 43 young students in Mexico. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Daniel Wilkinson about Mexico's record of human rights abuses.
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Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

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