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Russia Moves To Protect Its 'Information Sovereignty'

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

Russia's parliament, the Duma, approved a bill on Friday that would limit foreign ownership of Russian media to less than 20 percent.

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Refugees Find Afghanistan Less Than Hospitable

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

Currently, are about 100 refugees live in Afghanistan. But the country has no asylum laws, and the refugees are fighting for legal status or resettlement elsewhere.

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The Uncertain Nature Of Obama's Arab Coalition

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

A coalition of Arab countries has joined in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera about how effective the coalition can be.

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Digging Through The Latin Grammy Nominations: Who's Worth Checking Out

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:50am

Alt.Latino co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd stop by to talk Latin Grammy nominations.

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:48am

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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'Courage Unmasked' Turns Symbol Of Cancer's Torture Into Art

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:43am

For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:42am

El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.

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Japan Police: More Than 30 People Believed Dead At Volcano

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 1:28am

Rescuers found the bodies near the peak of an erupting volcano.

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Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo. As Protests Continue

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:44pm

The officer, a woman, is expected to recover. A hunt for the suspect is underway.

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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:28pm

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.

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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:28pm

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.

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I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:25pm

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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After Nearly Three Decades, A Royals Welcome To The Playoffs

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

Last night, baseball history was made. The Kansas City Royals clinched a spot in the playoffs, ending a 29-year playoff drought, the longest of any major North American league.

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How Is The Arab Press Covering Its Own Crisis?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, about how the Arab press is covering the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the international campaign against the group.

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How Is Fujifilm Helping In The Fight Against Ebola?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

The fight against Ebola continues in Africa and here in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath talks to The New Yorker's Joshua Hunt on Fujifilm's foray into Ebola drugs.

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Looking Back On Eric Holder's Time As Attorney General

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that he will be resigning. Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about Holder's legacy and who will likely replace him.

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Air Campaign Against ISIS Continues As Rebels Look To Regroup

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

Air strikes continue against ISIS and the U.S. is considering establishing a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians and allow rebels to regroup. Arun Rath talks to NPR's Deborah Amos and Leila Fadel.

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Munich Mayor Survives Key Political Test: Tapping The First Keg

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

Every year at Oktoberfest, the mayor of Munich, Germany, faces a public challenge — driving a tap into the ceremonial first beer barrel. Expectations were especially high for new mayor Dieter Reiter.

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Meeting Country Music's Superstars: Behind Each Portrait, A Story

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

Nashville-based photographer Raeanne Rubenstein recalls working with charismatic stars like Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis, on the other hand, dodged her (and his audience) by leaping out a window.

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