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Hunger Strike Raises Debate About Force-Feeding In Israeli Prisons

After a Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike, Israel's parliament passed a law permitting the force-feeding of prisoners to keep them alive, but doctors made it clear they wouldn't participate
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Tropical Storm Danny Losing Strength, But Still Packs A Punch

The storm, downgraded from a Category 3 hurricane to a tropical storm over the course of Saturday, is expected to continue to lose steam as it heads toward the the eastern Caribbean.
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Koreas Hold Talks Aimed At Preventing Larger Conflict

Hours before the deadline set by North Korean for Seoul to halt propaganda broadcasts across the border, the two sides said they would meet face-to-face at the border village of Panmunjom.
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Russia's War On Western Food: Detaining Cheese, Crushing Frozen Geese

Russian authorities have smashed, burned and buried more than 900 tons of allegedly contraband food. In a country that once suffered famine, many are deeply distressed to see food destroyed.
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Americans Hailed As Heroes For Subduing Gunman On Train In Belgium

An Air Force serviceman, a U.S. National Guardsman and a Sacramento State University student brought down the gunman. One was slashed several times with a box cutter and remains in the hospital.
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U.N. Official 'Absolutely Horrified' With Conditions In Syria

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the United Nations' top humanitarian official Stephen O'Brien about his recent trip to Syria. "This will be a lost generation," O'Brien says of conditions there.
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Austrians Support Refugees With A Profound Silence

An unusual song topped the iTunes charts in Austria earlier this week. It is one minute of silence in honor of refugees and asylum seekers. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the "creator" Raoul Haspel.
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Two U.S. Soldiers Help Subdue Gunman On French Train

A gunman opened fire on a high speed train that was traveling between Amsterdam and Paris. According to French officials, two Americans subdued the shooter.
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Activists Call For An End To Deadly Syrian Barrel Bomb Attacks

Activists want more pressure on the Syrian regime to stop using the primitive and indiscriminate barrel bombs that have killed thousands in the Syrian civil war.
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They're Invisible In China: Portraits Of The Mentally Ill

A young photographer has won a scholarship for his work documenting the lives of six families in Guangdong province who are struggling with mental illness.

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