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Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State is solidifying its hold on the Iraqi city of Mosul. As it does so, the group is building a track record for how it actually governs. NPR's Leila Fadel offers a glimpse of what life is like under the group's rule.

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By Putting Interrogations On Tape, FBI Opens Window Into Questioning

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though.

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In Days After Jet's Crash, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner crash over Ukraine. To find out more about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

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Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

In Tennessee, GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is running for a third term. Like other Republican incumbents, Lamar's facing competition from his right, but his challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.

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GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.

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Can The Egyptian Regime Still Play Peace Broker In Gaza Strife?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

Violence continues to escalate in the Gaza Strip. According to many foreign observers, Egypt must play a key role in any peace agreement between Israel and Hamas. To find out why, Robert Siegel speaks with Michele Dunne, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Israel Targets Tunnels, But Hits Elsewhere — Including Gaza Hospital

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.

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By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.

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World Cafe Next: Honeyblood

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:34pm

The Glaswegian band's self-titled debut mixes country and folk with songs that veer into lo-fi punk.

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On 'Tomlinson Hill', Journalist Seeks Truth And Reconciliation

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:20pm

Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great, great grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.

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The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:55pm

In 2009, the roots-rock band performed three songs and discussed its work with producer Rick Rubin.

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Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:39pm

The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.

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KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:24pm

No matter what style or genre he's pursuing, Lanegan possesses a voice that's deep, dusky and unmistakable. Watch him perform "I Am the Wolf" live from KEXP's studios in Seattle.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friend Found Guilty Of Impeding Inquiry

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:04pm

Azamat Tazhayakov has been convicted on some of the charges against him and found not guilty of others. He was accused of removing evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room.

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For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:53pm

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:53pm

Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.

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Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:53pm

Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Host Michel Martin speaks to the conservative activist about her life and career.

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Longtime LGBT Activist Reflects On The Early Days Of Her Advocacy

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:53pm

In 1972, Madeline Davis argued for the Democratic party to embrace gay rights. In this encore broadcast, Davis remembers her historic speech and the evolution of the gay rights movement.

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