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Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.
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What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.
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Netanyahu Speech: The View From Israel

On assignment in Israel, Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Mid-East Correspondent Emily Harris about the potential political impact in Israel of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress.
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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.
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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.
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Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.
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How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.
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Netanyahu Criticized For Making Iran Nuclear Deal An 'Israel Issue'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ari Shavit of Haaretz about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he'll make his case against an American nuclear deal with Iran. Shavit says that while Israelis share Netanyahu's concerns about Iran, they worry his approach and visit to Congress will erode relations with the U.S.
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Netanyahu Insists D.C. Visit Not Intended To Pull Israel Into Partisan Debate

Two weeks ahead of elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a controversial visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday with a speech to the pro-Israel AIPAC conference.

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