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After A Big Victory For ISIS, Iraqi Forces Look To Regroup

With a victory in Ramadi, the Islamic State controls a city just 70 miles from Baghdad. Many civilians are on the move, and Iraq's armed forces are again looking weak.
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Journalist Austin Tice Still Missing In Syria After More Than 1,000 Days

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Debra Tice, whose son disappeared in Syria in August 2012 while working as a freelance journalist. She says the family has new, credible information that he is "safe."
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Takata Expands Airbag Recall To Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

Takata, the Japanese airbag manufacturer, has agreed to expand the number of vehicles with defective airbags to nearly 34 million, according to U.S. federal regulators.
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Fall Of Ramadi Sparks New Criticism Over U.S. Strategy In Iraq

The fall of Ramadi, Iraq, to self-declared Islamic State militants has highlighted possible shortcomings in the U.S. strategy to fight the Islamic State.
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Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees

The autopilot toy planes, equipped with cameras, help conservationists detect illegal logging and mining earlier in the remote parts of the Amazon basin.
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A 10-Year-Old Makes A Video So We 'Don't Forget Nepal'

Lucas Zutt has lived in Nepal since 2013. It's "where I belong," he says. He made a video so the world will have a close-up — and personal — view of the earthquake's impact.
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Takata Agrees To Declare Air Bags Defective In Nearly 34M Vehicles

The problem lies with Takata air bags that can potentially explode, sending metal shards flying into the compartment. The recall is believed to be the largest in NHTSA's history.
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An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.
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British Police Arrest 9 Over Audacious Easter Jewelry Heist

"A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property have been recovered from one address," Scotland Yard says.
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Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," says Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz.

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