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ISIS Militants Control Most Of Area Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the U.N.'s relief agency, about the rapidly worsening humanitarian situation at Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Refugees are pinned down in fighting between the Syrian Army and militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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Pro, Anti-Castro Demonstrators Clash At Panama Summit

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

On the sidelines of the Americas summit, tensions rose for a second day in a row between pro and anti-Castro participants. On Wednesday, the two sides scuffled in front of the Cuban Embassy in Panama City, at a protest held by dissidents of the communist regime. And on Thursday, the dispute spilled over to a gathering of civil society activists from throughout the Americas.

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Pakistan's Dilemma: Should It Assist Saudi Arabia In Yemen Operation?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

For the last three days, Pakistan's parliament's been wringing its hands over whether to send troops, and possibly aircraft, to help out the Saudis in Yemen.

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Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

A large part of a fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the Oregon coast this week is believed to be from the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

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There's Common Ground For Final Nuclear Deal, Ex-Iranian Diplomat Says

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian, who is now with Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security.

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Undiagnosed Brain Injury Is Behind Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

An Iraq war veteran talks about his struggles with a brain injury after returning home. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 8, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).

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GOP Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Clashes With Media

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Republican Rand Paul kicked off his presidential campaign this week with media interviews and stops in states with early nominating contests.

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Eyewitness Video: A Controversial Tool For Holding Police Accountable

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Cell phone video led to murder charges against a S.C. police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed man. Eyewitness videos can be helpful, but they don't always result in criminal charges.

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In Jamaica, Obama Says Engaging Cuba Is More Powerful Than Isolation

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama is in Panama, where he will share the stage with Cuban President Raul Castro. It's the first time they will interact since the two Cold War adversaries moved toward normalizing relations.

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S.C. Shooting: Isolated Incident Or Symptom Of Bigger Problems?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Authorities in North Charleston, S.C., released the dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video doesn't explain why the officer shot Scott.

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How Solar Power Has Gotten So Cheap, So Fast

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.

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'Ex Machina': Standout Sci-Fi Film About Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Ex Machina is a smart film that's both futuristic and completely plausible. It's capable of thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills. It's written and directed by Alex Garland.

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Airbnb Finds Interest In Cuba But Hurdles Must Be Overcome First

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.

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Fort Hood Casualties To Receive Purple Heart In Friday's Ceremony

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. The wounded civilians and the families of those who died will receive the Defense of Freedom Medal.

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Yemeni Civilians Trapped Between Saudi Airstrikes, Rebel Attacks

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:06am

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia, with U.S. support, has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against rebels. At the same time, the rebels, called Houthis, are battling their opponents in the streets.

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