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A Cease-Fire In Name Alone

NPR's Scott Simon considers the breathtaking toll of the violence in Syria.
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6 Sensational Photos From A Global Contest With 230,000 Entries

From a man with his pet rooster in Bali to the victim of an acid attack in Iran, here are some of the featured images from the Sony World Photography Awards.
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Joining ISIS: It's Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume

Two ISIS fighters captured in Syria say they joined the militant group as a way to fight an oppressive regime. But it also provided friendship, and it didn't seem much more violent than other options.
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Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military?

Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.
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Ebola Carriers? Why The Virus Keeps Coming Back

A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.
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U.S. Releases Final Report On Deadly Hospital Attack In Afghanistan

The Pentagon released its final report into what it called the accidental destruction of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed more than 40 people. More than a dozen troops were disciplined, but none are facing courts-martial or other punishment beyond reprimands expected to end their careers.
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Senate Critics Question Legality Of Military Operation In Syria

Critics in the Senate charge that, of all the foreign forces operating in Syria today, the Russians are on the most solid legal ground. Damascus has invited Russia to make its deployment, whereas neither Congress nor Syria has ever explicitly authorized any American military involvement there.
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Hospital Bombings Highlight Challenges Health Care Providers Face In War Zones

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jonathan Whittall, head of humanitarian analysis for Doctors Without Borders, about how bombings of hospitals affect relief organizations in war zones.
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Pakistan's Army Chief Gains Power Under Democratic Rule

Pakistan has a democratically elected government, but the power of the army is growing and so is that of the man who runs it.
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Pentagon Report Says Airstrike On Afghan Hospital Wasn't A War Crime

The Pentagon's investigation says none of the military personnel involved knew they were attacking a hospital. It says the assault, which killed dozens of people, was caused by a series of errors.

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