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Shiite Militias Move Into A Sunni City: What Happens Next?

Forces from the Iraqi army, police and militias are clearing out the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, in Tikrit. Many of the fighters are Shiites, and they're moving into a Sunni city.
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Huge Scandal At Top Of Petrobras Trickles Down, With Devastating Effect

Tens of thousands of people are suffering after losing their jobs in the wake of wide-scale corruption at Brazil's state oil company. Scores of politicians and executives have been implicated.
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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.
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Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.
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Iranian Nuclear Talks Enter Overtime As Debate Continues On Key Issues

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger about differences in the American and Iranian approaches to the talks.
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In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR's Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.
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Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

Violence has descended on the once laid back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.
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'Girl Drifter' Race Driver Freaks Out Instructors In Prank

Leona Chin stalled her high-powered car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.
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Thailand Lifts Martial Law, But Critics Say Its Replacement Is Worse

The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.

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