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Independence Chat Abounds Inside Inverness Pub

As Scots vote on whether to become an independent country, Melissa Block checks in with the patrons of Nellie Dean's, a popular pub just a short walk from two polling places in Inverness.
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Islamic State Fight Will Take Time, Diplomacy

Melissa Block talks to former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin about the level of threat the self-described Islamic State poses to the United States.
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Kurds: U.S. Fight Against ISIS Requires Ground Forces

Robert Siegel talks with Fuad Hussein, chief staff to the president of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq, about what's needed to fight ISIS and if the government in Baghdad is up to the task.
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Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.
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Ukrainian President Lobbies Washington For Money, Arms Support

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday. He's seeking more U.S. support as he struggles to end a Russian-backed separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine.
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U.S. Leans On Egypt For Support In Fighting Islamic State Militants

It's an "I told you so" moment for Egyptian leaders, who have been trying to get the world on board with their crackdown on their opponents in the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Anti-Terror Raids In Australia Targeted Islamic Extremists

Police carried out the raids in Sydney early Thursday morning. They came in the aftermath of intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning killings in Australia.
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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
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Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

Marina Silva grew up deep in the Amazon and says Brazil must do more to protect its natural riches. But environmentalists have doubts about what she can do, given the powerful agrobusiness interests.
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New Islamic State Video Purports To Show Kidnapped British Journalist

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.

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