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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.
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Ship Found From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition, Canada Says

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Watson, a Toronto Star columnist, about the discovery from the Franklin Expedition, which went missing 169 years ago while searching for the Northwest passage.
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Activists Worry Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Is Being Abused

More than a dozen people are on death row and many more are on trial under Pakistan's blasphemy law. Rights groups say the law is increasingly being used to persecute minorities and to settle scores.
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Moscow's Food Import Ban Means Higher Prices For Russians

Russia's response to Western sanctions designed to punish it for its aggression in Ukraine has been a ban on food imports from the U.S. and others. In Greece, farmers are suffering under Russia's ban.
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Author Of 'Trainspotting' Backs Scotland's Bid For Independence

Polls show that next week's referendum on whether to separate from the United Kingdom is too close to call. For a pro-independence view, Steve Inskeep talks to Scottish author Irvine Welsh.
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Mideast Region Reacts To Obama's Speech With Skepticism

In a prime-time speech Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. plans to "take out" the Islamic State "wherever they exist." Signaling a broadening of the American offensive so far.
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Fast-Moving Ebola Slows Down Liberia's Economy

Farmers are too frightened to tend their fields. Customers have stopped going to restaurants, bars and other shops. So now people in Liberia's "breadbasket" region are depending on food donations.
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The Alibaba Effect: How China's eBay Transformed Village Economics

At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100 percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.
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Transcript: President Obama On How U.S. Will Address Islamic State

The president delivered a prime-time televised address to the American people on his efforts to go after the group in Iraq and Syria.
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Obama Says U.S. Will 'Take Out' Islamic State 'Wherever They Exist'

Signaling a broadening of the American offensive to date, the president said he would not hesitate to order strikes inside Syria. "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven," Obama warned.

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