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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.
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Former Ambassador: It's Not Too Late To Arm Syrian Rebels

Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.
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What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.
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Free Syrian Army Struggles To Maintain Control In Two-Front War

Robert Siegel speaks with Noah Bonsey, senior Syria analyst for the International Crisis Group, about the state of the Free Syrian Army.
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Border Crossings Slow But Immigration Courts Still Face Backlog

Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, talks to Robert Siegel about how the flood of young migrants has changed the way courts prioritize immigration cases.
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Ian Paisley Was 'Powerful In The Pulpit' And On Political Platforms

In Northern Ireland, preacher and politician Ian Paisley died on Friday. Robert Siegel speaks with Paisley's biographer, Ed Moloney, about his legacy.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.
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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.
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10 Arrested In Pakistan Over 2012 Attack On Malala Yousafzai

The army says the men were ordered by the Pakistani Taliban to kill the teenager who has stood against extremist attempts to prevent girls from attending school.
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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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