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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
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Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.
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Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.
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Ukraine Crisis Casts Long Shadow Over NATO Summit

The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.
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Ukrainian City Braces For Increasingly Lopsided Fight

Russian-backed fighters are reportedly preparing to launch an assault on the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with armored Russian columns crossing the border into Ukraine.
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A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.
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U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

American and other forces have launched an offensive to aid the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.
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Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

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