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Expanded U.S. Presence In Syria May Be Politically Motivated, Mann Says

President Obama has announced the U.S. will increase the number of military personnel in Syria to fight ISIS. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Scott Mann, who spent 18 years in Army special operations.
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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

But he wouldn't listen. Disaster struck. And now she's one of a growing number of migrant widows in Africa.
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India Will Require 'Panic Button' On Cellphones To Report Assault

By 2017, all new mobile phones will have to be able to send out a distress call. It is part of an initiative to centralize India's emergency response system — and to address violence against women.
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'Reuters' Reporter Explores Life In Chernobyl 30 Years After Nuclear Disaster

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Matthias Williams, chief Ukraine correspondent for Reuters, about what Chernobyl is like today 30 years after the nuclear power plant exploded.
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British Inquest Finds Police At Fault For Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster

An inquest into the deaths of 96 soccer fans in a British sports stadium has concluded that faulty policing was responsible. The supporters of Liverpool Football Club were crushed to death during a game in 1989. Their relatives had to fight for nearly 30 years to overcome a police cover-up, which included allegations that the fans themselves were to blame for the disaster.
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The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore

A new report says 5 billion people lack access to even the most basic surgical care. Why is surgery ignored in the global health landscape?
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Superhearing And Fast Growth ... Scientists Learn Why Sauropods Ruled

A nearly complete fossilized skull from Argentina helps explains the success of these giant dinosaurs that roamed some 95 million years ago.
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London's Big Ben To Go Silent For Repairs

Next year, the bell at London's landmark clock will not toll the hours for a few months while repairs are made. It's only the third period of silence in the past 157 years.
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'Dentist Of Horror' Gets 8 Years For Harming Patients In France

Jacobus Van Nierop performed "useless and painful procedures" on more than 100 people in a rural French town, the prosecutor argued. He won't be practicing dentistry again.
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Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

The killings of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend are the latest in a recent string of grisly attacks in the country.

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