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At U.N., Obama Vows To Dismantle Islamic State

At the United Nations, President Obama made the case for American intervention in the Mideast to counter ISIS, but called for an international response against that threat and others.
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Air Strikes Against Islamic State Involve Dance With Assad

Melissa Block speaks with Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute, about how U.S. strikes on ISIS impact the Bashar Assad regime.
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Vatican Arrests One Of Its Own On Child Sex Abuse Charges

For the first time, the Vatican has put one of its own under house arrest for alleged sex abuse of minors. Josef Wesolowski is the Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic and was defrocked in June.
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Syria's Civil War Complicates Plan To Combat Islamic State

The international strategy to deal with Iraq seems fairly clear cut — help Iraqi forces beat back a terrorist group that controls much of its territory. In Syria, that's far more complicated.
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Algerian Extremists Kill French Hostage

Algerian extremists say they have killed a French hostage they had been holding since Sunday. French President Francois Hollande condemned the murder but said it wouldn't change the French policy of attacking Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.
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Grieving But Grateful, Ebola Survivors In Liberia Give Back

After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.
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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremist groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
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Lawrence Wright: "Thirteen Days In September"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Lawrence Wright, whose newest work explores the leaders who reached an historic peace agreement in the Middle East 30 years ago.

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The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
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The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who's Made Herself A Political Force

From her convent on a sacred mountain, Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades — a feminist medical doctor with a Ph.D. in public health — is a prominent leftist and leading advocate of Catalan independence.

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