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China Sentences Professor Accused Of Separatist Activities

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.
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Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.
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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.
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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.
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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.
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Modi Galvanizes Indian Diaspora On U.S. Visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rock star's welcome at Madison Square Garden over the weekend. Journalist Mitra Kalita is following his visit and speaks with Rachel Martin.
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Hong Kong Protests Pick Up Steam After Weekend Clashes With Police

Thousands of pro-democracy activists continued to occupy Hong Kong's business district on Monday, as protests stretched into a third day.
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Syrian Rebels Fear Assad Will Benefit From ISIS Airstrikes

The U.S. says it's not coordinating its attacks on ISIS with the Syrian regime. But opponents to Syrian President Bashar Assad worry that he's benefitting from the U.S. air campaign.
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Looting Antiquities, A Fundamental Part Of ISIS' Revenue Stream

ISIS is looting, destroying and illicitly trafficking antiquities out of Iraq and Syria. Rachel Martin talks with Michael Danti, a professor of archaeology at Boston University.

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