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Reporting from El Salvador: The Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

Kojo chats with WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull, who traveled to El Salvador to report on the other side of the crisis posed by waves of undocumented minors migrating from Central America to the United States.

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Lawmakers Increase Pressure On Obama To Deal With ISIS

After a second video was released this week of the beheading of an American journalist, lawmakers of all stripes are pressuring the administration to do more in what feels to many like a quickly unraveling situation.
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Charter Plane Carrying Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

A senior State Department official says the flight from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan was rerouted because of a "bureaucratic issue." The State Department says the plane has now landed in Dubai.
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Will Al-Qaida Find Followers In India?

The Islamist group has established a new franchise in a country with 176 million Muslims. But al-Qaida could find it hard to recruit in India, according to many analysts.
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Murder Charges Dredge Memories Of Dark Era In Chile

Three more people have been charged in connection with the 1973 murder of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Luis Andres Henao, Chile correspondent for the Associated Press, explains the situation.
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At NATO Summit, U.S. And Europe Ready New Sanctions Against Russia

President Obama and other NATO leaders are returning from Wales, after two days there spent discussing the future of the organization. The summit touched on topics that ranged from Ukraine to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence

After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.
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Turboprop Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaican Coast

The private plane left Rochester, N.Y. at 8:45 a.m. EDT and lost contact with air traffic controllers at 10 a.m. EDT. Fighter jets intercepted it, but broke off when the plane entered Cuban airspace.
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As The Gaza Strip Calms Down, The West Bank Heats Up

The shooting has stopped in Gaza, but the Israelis and Palestinians are now at odds over a large chunk of West Bank land where Israel plans to build more homes for settlers.
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The Latest Word From WHO On Experimental Ebola Therapies

Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. Some could be available for use as early as November, if they prove to be safe.

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