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Turkey Calls For New Elections Amid Fighting With Kurds, ISIS

Turkey's president told voters to be ready for a re-run of parliamentary elections on Nov. 1. The hope is the ruling party regains its majority as conflicts flare with the Kurdish minority and ISIS.
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Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting

In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track hurricanes.
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Archaeologist Works To Track The Islamic State's War On Culture

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to archaeologist Michael Danti, who is tracking the cultural heritage sites and artifacts in Palmyra, Syria, that may soon be lost forever at the hands of ISIS.
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An Angry Young Man Leads Protests Against India's Affirmative Action

At 22, Hardik Patel is challenging the system of reserving jobs and college slots for socially and economically challenged castes. He's drawing crowds of 500,000 — and tensions are rising.
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Foreign Buyers Scoop Up Abandoned Spanish Villages

Whole villages are up for sale in Spain, and they're going cheap. This story originally aired on August 23, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday.
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Tensions Rise At Border As Dominican Republic Begins Deporting Haitians

Dominican forces are expelling Haitians everyday, part of an ongoing plan to deport people without papers who have been living on the wrong side of the border for years.
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Once Migrants Reach Europe, What Rights Are They Entitled To?

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Babar Baloch, Central Europe spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about how Europeans are handling the migrant crisis.
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Some Suspect Kenyan Anti-Terror Forces In Disappearance Of Somali Muslims

Under the guise of anti-terror investigations, Somali Muslims are disappearing in Kenya.
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Pennsylvania Falls Short Of Little League World Series Title, But Not To Fans

The Red Land Little League team of Lewisberry, Pa., had an eight-run lead but lost to a team from Tokyo, 18-11. The combined 29 runs set a record for a championship game.
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"Paper Love"-- Searching for the Girl Left Behind in WWII Europe (Rebroadcast)

Journalist and author Sarah Wildman searches archives, history books and European capitals for her grandfather's "true love" -- a young doctor he left behind when he fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938.

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