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NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.
September 07, 2014
China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
September 07, 2014
At 4:30 a.m., medical student Ryan Klitgaard would wake up to a Nicaraguan newspaper vendor yelling through a megaphone. Then came a day of treating patients — and fending off dogs and chickens.
September 07, 2014
We live on a planet, next to a star that's part of galaxy that's part of ... ah, here comes the new discovery. We are at the very tip of a giant galactic "supercluster." Take a look.
September 07, 2014
China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
September 07, 2014
Sunday's airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq targeted Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.
September 07, 2014
The cease-fire in Ukraine is barely two days old, but the relative peace was ruptured by steady overnight shelling near the port city of Mariupol.
September 07, 2014
Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
September 06, 2014
A blaze in Mariposa County is one of many large fires burning in drought-stricken California. Officials say this weekend's conditions will make the danger even greater.
September 06, 2014
Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final.
September 06, 2014
Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.
September 06, 2014
In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. Since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.
September 06, 2014
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.
September 06, 2014
Before now, the former hostages have avoided disclosing details about their captors' identity, out of fears that Westerners still being held by the Islamic State could face retaliation.
September 06, 2014
The plane's occupants are believed to have been real estate developer Larry Glazer, who may have been at the controls, and his wife, Jane, who owned a catalog business.
September 06, 2014
As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.
September 06, 2014
For Devon Still, the Cincinnati Bengals' decision means he'll be able to stay close to his daughter – and it will help pay the roughly $1 million her fight against cancer will require.
September 06, 2014
The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.
September 06, 2014
Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.
September 06, 2014
A stable global system is needed more than ever, Kissinger says in his new book, World Order. He explains why he sees Iran as a "bigger problem" than the Islamic State and offers his views on Ukraine.
September 06, 2014

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