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Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines

As Sunni Militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities.
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Change Is Coming But What Does That Mean For Communist Cuba?

Renee Montagne talks to David Greene about his recent trip to Cuba, where the government and people are experimenting with looser economic and social restrictions.
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Concert Hall Encourages Less Stuffy Classical Music

During Handel's Messiah, people at a concert hall in Bristol, England, were told to act like it was a rock concert. But David Glowacki went to far, he was thrown out for crowd surfing.
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Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison

Two journalists in Cairo got seven years in prison and third received 10 years. Egypt's government accused them of helping the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.
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Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.
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John Kerry Arrives In Baghdad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrives in Baghdad as Iraq reels from insurgent onslaught. On Sunday, Kerry was in Cairo, where he met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
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With Changes To Guantanamo Trials, A New Feel To Proceedings

The case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-confessed architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, is moving slowly. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald about the latest in that legal process and other Guantanamo trials.
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Eastern Ukraine Torn By Allegations Of Cease-Fire Violations

Government forces and separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine are each blaming the other for alleged violations of a cease-fire announced Friday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Corey Flintoff in Kiev about how the conflict is playing out on the ground.
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'I'm An Iraqi': A Family Attacked, A Brother Missing

In 2005, Iqbal al-Juboori's family in Iraq was attacked at home and her brother was kidnapped. "As an Iraqi, you get violated," she says. "You don't have a lot of rights."

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