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In Mafia Arrests, Clues To Slaying Of An NYPD Officer A Century Ago

The murder of Lt. Giuseppe Petrosino, the only New York police officer to be killed in the line of duty outside the U.S., is unsolved. But Italian recordings unearthed a claim of responsibility.

Iraq's Most Influential Man Gets Pulled Back Into Politics

Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani usually stays out of the limelight, but emerged recently to address the crisis facing Iraq with the Sunni extremist surge threatening the country.

1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

Former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson was found guilty Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a trial centering on illegal activity in the Murdoch newspaper empire.

U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Found Guilty

Former media executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all misconduct in a headline-grabbing trial revolving around tycoon Rupert Murdoch's British media empire.
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D.C.'s International Workers Tune Into The World Cup

Every four years, some D.C. employers just have to accept it: Their employees aren't going to be working very hard when their country is playing in the World Cup.

Kerry Visits Kurds To Urge A United Iraq

The Kurdish president tells Secretary of State John Kerry, "We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq." Kerry visited as a key refinery in Beiji fell to the militants after 10 days of fighting.

Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Iraq on his week-long mission to try to hold the country together. He's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.

How Much Does Iran Dominate Iraq's Government?

The Iraq crisis could draw the U.S. and Iran into an uneasy alliance. To sort out the regional dynamics, Steve Inskeep talks to Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution

In Iraq, Shiites Take Up Arms Against Sunni Militants

As Sunni extremists take over much of the north and west of the country, Shiites are fighting back. It brings back memories of the bloody years of sectarian strife that U.S. troops fought to subdue.

Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.