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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.
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For Iraqis, A Ramadan Filled With Fear And Uncertainty

It's typically a holy month of reflection for Muslims, but Iraqis face a bleak Ramadan this year. Extremists have taken over much of the country and show no sign of easing their fighting.
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For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.
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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

In 1994, star player Andres Escobar was killed just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Colombian-American journalist and novelist John Rojas about the crime.
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Sunni Extremist Group ISIS Declares New Islamic Caliphate

Some analysts says the move may signal the birth of a new era of transnational jihadism. ISIS also announced a name change: It will now be known simply as The Islamic State.
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In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon'

Narendra Modi became prime minister just a month ago. He had a big agenda, but has yet to launch any major programs. But the tech-savvy leader has racked up 5 million Twitter followers.
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In Paris, Training Wheels For The Littlest Riders

Paris streets are often too dangerous for kids to learn to ride, and most parents have no room to store bikes in their apartments. So the city has started renting bikes for the smallest Parisians.
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Iraqi Military Launches Offensive Against Insurgents In Tikrit

The city was the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. The government was trying to retake territory from Sunni insurgents.
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Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

Sunni militants were originally welcomed when they rolled into the Iraqi city of Mosul, but now there's a power struggle between the local tribes, Sunnis and Saddam Hussein's former Baathist party.
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Muslim Refugees In Greece Make Do Without A Mosque

Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Athens find themselves in the only major EU capital without a formal mosque. Muslims are celebrating Ramadan at a time when xenophobia in Greece is on the rise.

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