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U.S. Considers Taking To Air To Aid Iraqis Marooned On Mountaintop

The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.
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Iraq's Widening War Imperils A Religious Minority

The Yazidis are an ancient religious sect concentrated in a remote corner of Iraq. They've been thrust into the spotlight of Iraq's nasty conflict, with thousands taking refuge in barren mountains.
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Young, Idealistic And Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.
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The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General

The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.
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Italy Unexpectedly Slips Into Recession

The move raises concerns about the health of the European economy overall. This is the third time the third-largest economy in the European Union has been in recession since 2008.
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Russia Ban Threatens U.S., European Agriculture Products

Following Western sanctions, Russia has ordered a ban or limits on some imports from the U.S. and Europe. David Greene talks to Kathrin Hille, the Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times.
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Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.
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Officials Fear Ebola Will Spread Across Nigeria

David Greene talks to Yinka Ibukun, a reporter based in Lagos, about the latest developments. Many of the medical personnel who treated a traveler from Liberia with Ebola have now gotten the disease.
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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.
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As Ebola Spreads in Nigeria, Debate About Experimental Drugs Grows

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has climbed above 900. In response, the World Health Organization will look into whether it's ethical to use experimental medicines in the outbreak.

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