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Israeli Military Program Highlights Benefits and Pitfalls Of Monitoring Social Media

A new Israeli effort monitors the social media posts of Palestinians to prevent violence. But the story of one woman arrested after posting a poem raises questions about the approach.

Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America's History Of Discrimination

In the early 20th century, the federal government categorized neighborhoods, based largely on race, to determine mortgage eligibility. A new site combines the maps — and their revealing backstories.

Storm-Weary Philippines Slammed By Powerful Super Typhoon

Super Typhoon Haima pounded the coast of the Philippines late Wednesday, and aid groups say they are preparing for possible wide-scale damage.

Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect In Yemen

The 72-hour pause in hostilities was brokered by the United Nations in an effort to allow humanitarian workers to deliver badly needed aid.

Amid A Struggling Economy, Cuban Real Estate Is Booming

Havana apartments with a Caribbean view run in the hundreds of thousands. Some houses are being sold for as much as $1 million. The real estate rush is on.

With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time

Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit.
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Where And How The U.S. Military Is Fighting Islamist Insurgencies

There are 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Some are on the front lines in the battle to re-take Mosul from the Islamic State in what could be a grueling campaign. A look at where and how U.S. troops are deployed in the fight against Islamist insurgencies.


David Petraeus On The Complexities Of Re-Taking And Stabilizing Mosul

The fight to regain Mosul from ISIS could take weeks or longer. Steve Inskeep talks to retired General David Petraeus about what Iraqi forces are contending with in Iraq's second largest city.

French Officials Will Try Again To Dismantle Refugee Camp

U.K. officials accepted another small group of young people from a refugee camp in the northern French port city of Calais. A French court ruled the government can proceed with demolishing the camp.

Should Mosul Residents Flee The Fighting Or Hunker Down And Wait It Out?

Steve Inskeep talks to Filippo Grandi, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, about whether it's safer for people to stay in Mosul as Iraqi forces try to wrest control of the city from ISIS.