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Turkey Says It Has Shot Down A Drone That Crossed Into Its Airspace

The Turkish military said it sent the drone three warnings before shooting it down. Turkey did not identify the nationality of the drone. Russia said all its drones in Syria were accounted for.
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El Chapo Is Best-Selling Halloween Mask In Mexico

Drug lord El Chapo has escaped from prison twice. The second best-selling masks? Another of that country's most wanted men: Donald Trump. He called Mexican immigrants drug traffickers and rapists.
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Uncertainty Surrounds Current Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

There were no deaths on Thursday tied to the recent rise of Israeli-Palestinian violence. People, however, remain fearful and edgy. The Israeli government is taking steps to dissuade attackers.
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Why Aren't Auto Safety Standards Universal?

Why do the U.S. and Europe have different safety standards? Every country feels like it knows the best way to protect motorists. (This piece initially aired on April 30, 2014 on Morning Edition.)
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John Kerry: There's No Excuse For Violence Between Israelis And Palestinians

Steve Inskeep talks to Secretary of State John Kerry about the growing unrest between Israelis and Palestinians. Kerry says no amount of frustration is appropriate to license any violence anywhere.
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John Kerry: Russia Has No 'Easy Track' In Syria

Russia's intervention in Syria's civil war could end up helping Islamic militants, the secretary of state told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "That would be absurd, it would be a farce," Kerry said.
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Ken Taylor, Canadian Envoy Who Hid Americans During Iran Hostage Crisis, Dies

Canada's ambassador to Iran in 1979 sheltered a group of Americans in his home in Tehran for three months before helping them escape to safety. The crisis was portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Argo.
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As Optimism Fades, Russian Air Campaign Fails To Make Impact In Syria

The Russian air campaign in Syrian gave initial optimism to the Syrian regime but has done little to change the map of the war.
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Turkey Remains Divided After Deadly Terror Attack Kills Nearly 100

Turks haven't responded to last week's double bombing the way others might. Rather than being shocked, they worry it's a return to an all too familiar past, and it's left them as divided as ever.
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Volkswagen Announces Recall Of 8.5 Million Vehicles In Europe

Volkswagen announced Thursday a fourth engineer has been suspended as it continues to investigate the decision to install emissions cheating software on 11 million vehicles. Company officials have suggested only a small number of people knew about the deception. It's a claim many observers find hard to believe.

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