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Airstrikes Hit ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

The facilities, captured by Islamic State militants earlier this year, are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.
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Liberian Expatriates In Atlanta Join Together To Fight Ebola

A community of about 20,000 Liberians lives around Atlanta. "We all know family, friends, neighbors that are falling victim" to the epidemic back home, one man says. He's collecting supplies to help.
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Ground Forces Needed To Play A Role In Strategy Against ISIS

Steve Inskeep talks to Michele Flournoy, a former Pentagon official during President Obama's first term, about the American-led strategy, and what will be needed to ensure success.
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U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS' Oil Refineries

Pentagon officials say airstrikes targeted mobile oil refineries being used by militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The group uses the money from the refineries to fund its operations.
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Captive Journalists Become Brutal Tool For Terror Campaigns

The kidnapping of journalists in conflict zones by insurgent groups is on the upswing. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Simon, executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
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U.N. Security Council Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

In a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.
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Worsening Ebola Crisis Elevates Sierra Leone's State Of Emergency

A three-day national lockdown ended on Sunday, but police are setting up more checkpoints along the roads. And, three new districts — home to tens of thousands of people — were put under quarantine.
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Why India Is Fascinated With Astrology

Non-believers dismiss it as superstition, but the ancient art of reading astrological charts is considered a super science by its practitioners. Some won't go out of the house without a consultation.
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Prominent Muslim Sheik Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence

Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah is considered one of the most influential Muslims in the world. As a respected scholar, he has issued edicts to explain why groups such as the Islamic State have it wrong.
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Second Round Of Air Strikes In Syria Target Oil Assets

The U.S. launched another round of airstrikes inside Syria on Wednesday, again targeting the group known as the Islamic State.

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