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Egyptian Judge Confirms Death Sentence Of More Than 180

The same judge had originally sentenced 683 people to the death penalty. The defendants, mostly supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, were accused of attacking a police station.
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Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal

Pressure is increasing for a deal over limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Negotiators have one month until the current temporary agreement will expire.
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Having An Army Might Be Practical, But It's Not Obligatory

There are currently 23 countries in the world that don't maintain an army, and they seem to get by just fine.
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Revelers Greet The Midsummer Sunrise At Stonehenge

New-agers, pagans and modern-day Druids began the longest day of the year with songs, dance and yoga at the ancient stones on Salisbury Plain.
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Russia Puts Its Troops On 'Full Combat Alert'

The move is seen as another show of force by Russia as tensions with Ukraine continue to mount. It comes after reports of violence spilling over into the Russian-Ukraine border.
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Will U.S. Military Advisers Be Enough To Secure Iraq?

President Obama says he'll send military advisers to Iraq, but not combat forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks to retired Army Col. Derek Harvey about whether that's enough to help regain stability.
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Iraq Turmoil Reignites A Decade-Old Debate

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political correspondent Tamara Keith about the reaction to President Obama's decision to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.
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Palestinians Continue Hunger Strike Against Israeli Detention Policy

More than 300 Palestinians have been arrested following the abduction of three Israeli teens. For two months prisoners have been protesting Israel's practice of detaining people without charging them.
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Sunni Militants Seize Border Post On Iraq-Syria Frontier

In addition to the gain by Sunni fighters, there has also been a show of force by Shiite-led militants. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update on the situation from NPR's Alice Fordham in Baghdad.
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In Search For Missing Teens, Israel Cracks Down On Hamas

The Israeli security forces are searching for three missing teenagers in the West Bank. In the process, the forces have also arrested more than 300 suspected militants.

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