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Prominent Syrian Archaeologist Killed By ISIS In Palmyra

The Islamic State has beheaded a prominent Syrian archaeologist in Palmyra, Syria. The city is home to Roman ruins under threat amid ISIS' record for destroying antiquities.
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U.S. Army Sergeant: 'Excited,' 'Intrigued,' By Women Completing Ranger Course

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sgt. Janiece Marquez, who worked alongside Green Berets in Afghanistan, about whether this is a victory for those seeking to change the gendering within Army policy.
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Two Women Become The First To Complete U.S. Army Ranger Course

The first women have completed the tough and grueling Army Ranger training course. But it's still uncertain whether the women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.
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Egyptian Government Imposes Strict Anti-Terrorism Law

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Nathan Brown, a professor at George Washington University, about the constitutionality of the law and the concern it will be used to crackdown on political dissent.
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For The First Time, Female Soldiers To Graduate From Army's Ranger School

The Army says two female lieutenants in their 20s will graduate from Ranger School this week. Ranger training is some of the toughest in the Army, physically and mentally.
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Two Women On The Final Stage Of Army Ranger Training

Two soldiers are poised to become the first women to pass Army Ranger training. NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Christian Science Monitor reporter Anna Mulrine, who witnessed their grueling tests.
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Report: AT&T Had Long, 'Highly Collaborative' Partnership With NSA

The New York Times and ProPublica examined documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They reveal an extensive relationship between the spy agency and the telecom giant.
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Japanese Prime Minister Expresses 'Profound Grief' For WWII Aggression

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Asian countries, who were invaded by Japan during the war, closely watched the speech.
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U.S. Investigates Reports ISIS Used Chemical Weapons In Attack On Kurds

The United States is investigating reports that self-declared Islamic State fighters used a chemical agent, possibly mustard gas, in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week.
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Iowa State Fair Goers Grill Jeb Bush On Brother's Role In Iraq

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush campaigned at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and took questions at the Des Moines Register's Soapbox. He was asked about the Iraq War.

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