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Islamic State Gives U.S. Reason To Intervene In Syria, Ex-Ambassador Says

Kelly McEvers talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford about current U.S. policy in the region, and where it should be headed.
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U.S. Doctor To Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Ebola Victims

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases expert at Boston University, is going to Sierra Leone to help care for Ebola patients. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the challenges she expects to face.
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Latest Cease-Fire In Gaza Collapses

Israel has resumed targeting terror sites across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The action casts doubts on the future of indirect talks in Cairo to end the fighting.
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Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade

One man's quest to get out of Gaza and into Egypt highlights Palestinian calls for more freedom of movement.
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Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola

Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
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Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline

Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic World Cup defeat against Germany.
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Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
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Civilian Convoy Comes Under Attack In Ukraine

The Ukrainian military says it has retrieved over a dozen bodies of people killed in an alleged attack on civilian vehicles on Monday. The government says separatists attacked the cars and trucks on a road outside of the city of Luhansk, but the rebels deny this.
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A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.

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