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Sweden's Tolerance Is Tested By Tide Of Syrian Immigrants

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

One-third of the residents in the city of Sodertalje are from the Middle East, many of them recent arrivals from Syria. The numbers keep growing and are testing Sweden's liberal immigration policies.

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Obama Expected To Select Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

On Friday, President Obama is expected to announce his pick to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Signs suggest that it will be Ashton Carter, who has served in many senior jobs at the Pentagon.

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At Afghan Conference, Western Governments Affirm Their Commitments

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

Some 50 countries met in London this week to boost Afghanistan's prospects after foreign combat forces withdraw at the end of the year. The gathering was intended to help chart the country's future.

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November Jobs Report Expected To Show Solid Job Growth

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 5.8 percent. Even with recent declines in unemployment, there are still plenty of people working part-time who would like a full-time position.

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DOJ Probe: Cleveland Police Engaged In Unreasonable Force

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

A widespread pattern of excessive force has been uncovered. The 18-month federal civil rights investigation also found police supervisors failed to document and investigate claims of brutality.

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Sweden Takes Pride In Open-Door Immigration, Despite Backlash

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

A city in Sweden that has grown by a third in size with an influx of Arab immigrants is an example of the country's liberal immigration policies. But now those policies face political repercussions.

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Syrians In Raqqa Believe Assad Regime Benefits From War On ISIS

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

The Syrian city of Raqqa is the hub for militants from the Islamic State, and has sustained ongoing air strikes from the U.S. and the Syrian regime. Activists draw attention to the toll on civilians.

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Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

Democrat Mary Landrieu is in the last day of a bitter campaign to try to keep her Senate seat. Voters will choose between Landrieu, who has served three terms, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:35am

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:33am

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:29am

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training, but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

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As Ebola Surges In Sierra Leone, Communities Take Control

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:25am

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

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16 Things Michele Bachmann Will Miss About Congress

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:12am

The Minnesota Republican is not running for a fifth House term. She wrote in BuzzFeed that she'll miss, among other things, smoke-filled rooms and Seersucker Thursdays.

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YouTube Retools To Accommodate 'Gangnam Style'

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:03am

The song recently surpassed 2.1 billion views, and nearly broke YouTube in the process. The video streaming website had to upgrade its coding.

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Iran Extends Detention Of 'Washington Post' Journalist

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

Jason Rezaian, "The Washington Post" journalist who has been held without trial in Iran since July, will be held for at least another two months. Rezaian was detained with his wife who has since been released. Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Rezaian, the journalist's brother.

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Black Lives Matter Slogan Becomes A Bigger Movement

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

A fresh wave of protests began after a Staten Island grand jury decides not to indict the officer who caused the death of Eric Garner as result of a chokehold. It's the latest in a string of police incidents this year involving a white police officer and an unarmed black man. The hashtag Black Lives Matter has become a symbol of social media protest following these incidents.

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NASA's Orion Capsule Built To Take Humans Into Deep Space

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

This is the first time that NASA has flown a spacecraft designed for humans since the space shuttle retired in 2011. Unlike the shuttle, this is a pod, similar to what the Apollo astronauts used in the 1960s and '70s. Steve Inskeep and David Greene report.

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For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to new homes or reunite with extended family. But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.

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Charities Help Ebola Orphans In Liberia Start Over

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

Some 2,000 kids have been orphaned by Ebola. We visit 18 kids who have spend 42 days being monitored for Ebola, and are being sent to their new home or are being reunited with extended family.

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California Bans Coyote Killing Contests

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06am

California's Fish and Game Commission voted on Wednesday to ban coyote hunting derbies. Those are contests where hunters vie to kill the most coyotes, or the biggest, for prizes.

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