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U.S. Planes Continue To Drop Food, Water For Trapped Yazidis

For the second day, U.S. forces dropped aid to a community trapped by Islamist forces. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mitchell Prothero, correspondent for McClatchy, about the latest from Irbil.
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Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.
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Obama: Iraq Must Have Legitimate Government To Combat Insurgency

Speaking at the White House, the president says the humanitarian and military problems in the country are "a long-term project."
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Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road

When construction made his trip to town take 10 times longer, a businessman made a deal with a local farmer over a pint at the pub and built a private toll road.
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Israel Intensifies Airstrikes In Wake Of Gaza Cease-Fire

Dozens of targets have been hit since the 3-day truce ended on Friday, while Hamas has launched 70 rockets into Israel.
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For A Proper Pretzel Crust, Count On Chemistry And Memories

The key to getting a good soft pretzel to brown properly is to dip it in a lye solution, the same stuff that's used to make soap. But a German mom insists it takes much more than that.
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You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.
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Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law

Lenira de Oliveira and her boyfriend were on trial for murder. Then an astonishing piece of evidence was submitted in their defense: a letter from the victim, as communicated to a medium.
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Hagel The Salesman Makes A Trip To India

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in India. The visit is part of a broader U.S. strategy to strengthen alliances in Asia and the Pacific.
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Hate Crimes Against Jews On The Rise In Europe

Some Europeans say anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with correspondents Eleanor Beardsley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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