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Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse

The pontiff will meet with six survivors Monday. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue of sex abuse by priests.
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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.
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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.
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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.
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Court System Not Equipped For Deluge Of Underage Immigrants

This week Congress held a hearing to discuss the influx of unaccompanied children at the border. Ramon Garcia, a county judge in the Rio Grande Valley, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the problem.
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Down Two Key Players, Brazilians Worry About World Cup Prospects

Despite Brazil's win against Colombia in the quarterfinals, fans aren't entirely sure they can win the tournament. One key player is out for an injury; another for racking up too many penalties.
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Islamic State Releases Video It Claims Shows Leader Preaching

The extremist Sunni group released a video it says shows their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first public appearance, giving the Friday sermon at a mosque in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
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American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.
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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside.

There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.

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