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How Far Will President Obama Go?

The president has spent most of his tenure scaling back the U.S. military role in the Middle East. Now he appears poised to broaden an operation that will bring with it substantial risks.

How Could A Doctor's Death From Ebola Possibly Be 'Good'?

He giggled, he swore, he was afraid of Ebola. This summer, he was infected by a patient he treated. Two colleagues remember Dr. Samuel Brisbane's good life — and reflect on the idea of a good death.

Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region

Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country's restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.
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Q&A: Investigating The Unaccompanied Minors Crisis At Its Source

As part of WAMU's ongoing coverage of the unaccompanied minors crisis, reporter Armando Trull is on a fact-finding mission to El Salvador. Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey gets updates on his reporting.


Kerry Seeks Iraq's Support On Move Against Islamic State

The secretary of state's visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama's speech tonight to outline a plan to combat the militant group.

German Waiter Trained To Carry 27 Beer Steins

Oliver Struempfel set a reputed world record for carrying beer. Video shows him pressing the 27 steins together in one great two-tiered mass.

Every Briton Will Be Affected If Scots Secede, British Journalist Says

A referendum will be held next week on whether Scotland should break away from the U.K. Steve Inskeep talks to British journalist Jonathan Freedland about why he doesn't want Scotland to leave.

Shakey Cease-Fire Manages To Hold In Ukraine

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is largely holding, but the mood in the capital Kiev is cautious. Each side accuses the other of sporadic shelling.

Google Sets Out To Repair Its Image In Europe

Google is the latest in a string of American technology companies that has run into roadblocks in Europe. Steve Inskeep learns more from Danny Hakim of The New York Times.

Dogged By Controversy, A Jewish Sect Is On The Move Again

Members of Lev Tahor left Canada with trail of allegations of child abuse. Then leaders of the Guatemalan village where they settled asked them to leave. The sect is again looking for a new home.