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When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?
November 16, 2014
Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.
November 16, 2014
When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?
November 16, 2014
The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.
November 16, 2014
Meteorologists are annoyed by the hype around the phrase "polar vortex." This week's frigid snap, they say, was just a regular old cold front.
November 16, 2014
Fiddler Mark O'Connor claims Shinichi Suzuki, creator of the popular Suzuki Method of violin instruction, was a fraud. O'Connor has created his own teaching system.
November 16, 2014
The so-called Islamic State released a new video Sunday purporting to show the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, who was kidnapped in Syria last year.
November 16, 2014
One worker was also injured at a suburban Houston industrial plant when the chemical, methyl mercaptan, began leaking around 4 a.m.
November 16, 2014
Dr. Martin Salia, who got the virus while working in Sierra Leone, is said to be sicker than some of the other patients who have been successfully treated for the disease in the U.S.
November 15, 2014
Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.
November 15, 2014
The rebel group that abducted nearly 300 girls in April has captured the town where they were taken, dashing faint hopes that a cease-fire deal with the government could still be salvaged.
November 15, 2014
President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.
November 15, 2014
Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.
November 15, 2014
Three student activists, including Alex Chow, were stopped at the airport as they sought to board a flight in hopes of meeting with Chinese leaders.
November 15, 2014
The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering new allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.
November 15, 2014
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.
November 15, 2014
Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about President Putin's possible chilly reception.
November 15, 2014
As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.
November 15, 2014
Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.
November 15, 2014
With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.
November 15, 2014

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