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U.S. Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Fighters Near Haditha Dam

U.S. fighters and bombers carried out the attack in western Iraq's Anbar Province, trying to protect a key piece of Iraq's infrastructure.
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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.
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In Kiev, A New Patriotism Cemented In Russia's Shadow

Residents of the Ukrainian capital say the conflict has been devastating, yet has also helped forge a real sense of Ukrainian identity.
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Volunteer Recap: Megaphones, Machetes And Unexpected Tears

At 4:30 a.m., medical student Ryan Klitgaard would wake up to a Nicaraguan newspaper vendor yelling through a megaphone. Then came a day of treating patients — and fending off dogs and chickens.
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China Gets Its First Taste Of Fine Art Photography

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
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In A Test Of The Cease-Fire, Ukraine Checkpoint Reportedly Destroyed

The cease-fire in Ukraine is barely two days old, but the relative peace was ruptured by steady overnight shelling near the port city of Mariupol.
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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Japan's Nishikori Beats Djokovic, Making History; Federer Falls To Cilic

Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final.
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Former IS Hostage Says Museum Shooting Suspect Was His Jailer

Before now, the former hostages have avoided disclosing details about their captors' identity, out of fears that Westerners still being held by the Islamic State could face retaliation.
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Fears Of Sectarian Violence Grow In Baghdad

As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.

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