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Three journalists who work for Al Jazeera have been sentenced to prison terms – two for seven years and a third for 10 – by an Egyptian court. The three were accused of aiding terrorists.
June 23, 2014
With Sunni militants making new gains against Iraq's Shiite-led government, Secretary of State John Kerry pays a previously unannounced visit to the Iraqi leader.
June 23, 2014
An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges.
June 23, 2014
After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
June 23, 2014
Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, however, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.
June 23, 2014
The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.
June 23, 2014
When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.
June 23, 2014
Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.
June 23, 2014
After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies a natural death. But Sandy Bem's family say her approach to suicide helped them mourn.
June 23, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrives in Baghdad as Iraq reels from insurgent onslaught. On Sunday, Kerry was in Cairo, where he met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
June 23, 2014
President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.
June 22, 2014
Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.
June 22, 2014
Starting July 1, the state's licensed gun owners will be able to carry their firearms into some schools, bars, churches and libraries. But there's uncertainty over how, exactly, the new law will work.
June 22, 2014
The United States has a chance to move on to the second round of the World Cup, but it has to do so by beating a formidable opponent in Portugal. The U.S. squad is coming off a win against Ghana.
June 22, 2014
The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of some sloppy play by the Colorado Rockies. It was arguably one of the worst defensive plays of the season.
June 22, 2014
Saline, used to clean wounds and treat dehydration, is a critical medical supply. But lately there hasn't been enough of it, and drugmakers say they won't be able to meet demand until next year.
June 22, 2014
The three men, charged with murder and drug trafficking, were captured in a luxury condo in Montreal. The suspects escaped June 7.
June 22, 2014
The militant Sunni group took over four western Iraqi towns. Meanwhile, there were reports that the Iraqi military had run out of Hellfire missiles six days ago.
June 22, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry will be the highest level U.S. official to meet with Egypt's new president, but the trip will be heavily focused on what to do in Iraq.
June 22, 2014
An Egyptian court will issue a verdict Monday in the case of three Al Jezeera journalists who have been in jail for months. Correspondent Leila Fadel talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the long, dramatic case.
June 22, 2014

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