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President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

In a prime-time address on Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to frame the threat posed by the Islamic State and outline his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group." The speech comes as domestic public opinion on intervention has changed markedly in the wake of the beheading of two American journalists.
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Illegal Loggers Suspected In Death Of Peruvian Activist

Audie Cornish talks to geographer David Salisbury about his friend Edwin Chota. Chota — the Peruvian activist who advocated that land that was being illegally logged should be given to indigenous groups — was murdered deep in the Amazon jungle on Sept. 1. The murder was not reported until this week because of the remote location.
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Egypt Revives Law Allowing Government To Control NGOs

Egypt's Ministry of Social Solidarity is threatening to prosecute nongovernmental organizations that are not compliant with an oppressive law that allows the government to fully control them. Although it was put on the books in 2002 it was never implemented and human rights groups got around it by registering as private companies. Now they may face prosecution and some NGOs are suspending operations.
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New Discovery Finds Much More At Stonehenge Than Meets The Eye

Stonehenge just got a lot bigger. Researchers have discovered evidence of many archaeological features surrounding the ancient stone formation. Robert Siegel talks with professor Vince Gaffney about the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project at Birmingham University.
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In Strange Twist, Kenyans March For Police Officer Accused Of Murder

In a land where police have a reputation for corruption and violence, Titus Musila is a rare officer who is popular. Now that he's accused of a vigilante killing, residents have rallied around him.
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Islamic State Was Fueled By 'Epic American Failure In Iraq,' Reporter Says

The New York Times Baghdad bureau chief Tim Arango has been reporting from Iraq for five years and has watched the rise of the Islamic State militants. He gives Fresh Air his take on the situation.
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Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To West

The Russian president also accused the West of staging the crisis in Ukraine in order to "resuscitate" the NATO alliance.
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Covering Ebola: Fear And Love In Liberia

NPR producer Sami Yenigun went on assignment with excitement and trepidation. To protect himself from infection, he did not touch anyone. Yet he was deeply touched by the people he met.
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A Sad End For A Beloved Kitten

Peat the kitten had become the face of the Glenturret Distillery in Scotland. He died this week, apparently after being hit by a car.
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Britain's Cameron Pleads With Scots To Stay In U.K.

The prime minister says he'd be "heartbroken" if Scotland voted to separate from the union in a Sept. 18 referendum.

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