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Japanese River Levee Fails; Flooding Spurs Evacuation Order For 130,000

Video footage from the town of Joso, northeast of Tokyo, shows helicopters being used to pluck people from balconies and rooftops as muddy water rages beneath them.

Wake Up To Sounds Of Daybreak Around The World

Morning Edition listeners shared their morning sounds with us — from the Guatemalan countryside to a child's bedroom in Istanbul, Turkey.

Migrants Enter Denmark, Determined To Reach Sweden

Denmark has been trying to dissuade refugees from crossing its borders. But an estimated 3,000 have entered the country since Sunday, and some Danes are helping them make their way to Sweden.

House Republicans Change Strategy On Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress returned to Washington for what was supposed to be a meaty debate on the Iran nuclear deal. But that plan has been hijacked by wrangling over a debate process in both chambers of Congress.

Budapest's Medical School Graduates Return To Hungary To Help Migrants

Some Budapest medical school graduates — doctors from Turkey and Iran — have returned to help colleagues from their alma mater treat refugees at the city's main train station.

Israelis Question Netanyahu's Failed Approach To Squelch Iran Nuclear Deal

With the Iran agreement almost sure to win U.S. congressional approval, Israelis are considering whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed in his efforts to stop the deal from getting traction.

Sen. Klobuchar Calls On U.S. To Do More For Syrian Refugees

Since Syria's conflict began 4 years ago, the U.S. has taken in 1,500 refugees. That number could grow to 8,000 by the end of 2016. Renee Montagne talks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, about her ideas.

More Iraqis Are Leaving Baghdad For A New Life In Europe

Iraqi violence isn't new, but now there's a perception of an opportunity in Europe for an alternative and many are seizing it. (This piece first aired on Sept. 5, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)
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Broken Promises And Bleak Economics Fuel El Salvador's Troubles

Part 3 of Armando Trull's series: El Salvador’s poor are getting caught in the middle of a deadly free-for-all between gangs intent on holding their positions and police forces that show unchecked aggression.


As Opponents Rally Outside The Capitol, Clinton Unveils Broad Iran Plan

As Congress debates the Iran nuclear deal, the presidential candidates — from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump — weigh in on the agreement and expose the political fault lines on national security.