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Turmoil At The Top Raises The Specter Of A Coup In Baghdad

Vivian Salama of the Associated Press joins Melissa Block to talk about the latest developments in Iraq — including a power struggle in Baghdad and the U.S. response to dangers facing Kurdish and Yazidi peoples.
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WATCH: Rescue Mission In Iraq Leaves Everyone Onboard In Tears

New footage shows dramatic operations to help people stranded in mountains in northern Iraq. As people flee militants, the Pentagon says its airstrikes have slowed but not stopped the Islamic State.
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Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President

The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who the winner is or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a firsthand look at the slow-motion vote count.
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In Nicaragua, Explaining A Complicated Peace

NPR's Eyder Peralta is on the road in Nicaragua for the next two weeks, using our tumblr to try to explain why this country has remained peaceful while its neighbors are besieged by violent crime.
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No Roads Lead To Iquitos But This Med Student Is Glad He Made The Trip

He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.
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Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table

From church basements to food festivals, community food sharing is a tradition that carries meaning far beyond fold-out tables. As neighborhood demographics change, dishes with more ethnic appeal have appeared alongside the ubiquitous...

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Trial Of Alleged German Autobahn Shooter Begins

The suspect is accused of firing more than 700 shots at other vehicles on German highways over five years. A three-judge panel will determine if he should face attempted murder charges.
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New Leader Of Iraq Is Nominated, But Maliki Insists He'll Stay In Office

"Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination," the White House says.
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Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.
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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

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