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Iraq Executes 36 Accused Of Slaying More Than A Thousand Iraqi Soldiers

They were accused of carrying out the 2014 ISIS massacre of over a thousand Iraqi troops. The U.N. discouraged fast-tracking the executions, saying torture may have been used to extract confessions.
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Kenya's Kipchoge Wins Marathon; American Galen Rupp Third

Eliud Kipchoge pulled away from a crowded field with about nine miles to go and finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest competitor on the streets of Rio.
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U.S. Army Soldier Wins Olympic Silver, Loses Silver, Gets Silver Back

Paul Chelimo ran the race of his life in the 5,000 meters and finished second. Then he was disqualified. Then he was reinstated. It was a strange race for a runner with an unusual backstory.
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Olympic Moments: The Highlights And Lowlights From Rio

Here are the athletes who struck an emotional chord, some for better, some for worse, at the Rio games that end on Sunday.
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The Journalist Who Blew The Whistle On Russia's Alleged State-Run Doping Program

More than 100 Russian athletes were banned from the Rio Olympics. Rachel Martin speaks to German TV journalist Hajo Seppelt, who helped break the story of the program in Russia in a documentary.
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Brother Of Omran Daqneesh, Bloodied Syrian Boy In Viral Image, Has Died

Images of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, stunned after he was pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, have resonated worldwide. Activists say his brother was injured in the same airstrike and later died.
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How Japan Is Dealing With Impacts Of Supporting The Oldest Population In The World

Nearly 27 percent of the people in the country are 65 or older. NPR's Ina Jaffe visited Japan and tells Rachel Martin what she learned about why the population is aging.
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At Least 50 Killed, 90 Wounded In Turkey Wedding Bombing

There's been another bloody attack in Turkey. Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding near the Syrian border. NPR's Peter Kenyon joins Rachel Martin with the latest.
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Brazil Men's Soccer Redeem Loss To Germany For Olympic Gold In Penalty Kick Shootout

For two years, the humiliating loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup semi-final haunted the men's soccer team of Brazil. Saturday night, they played Germany again, and this time, it went Brazil's way.
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The Rio Summer Olympics Wrap up Sunday Night

Many doubted whether the city, suffering unprecedented political and economic upheaval, could host such a large event. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro tells Rachel Martin how it all played out.

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