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When students from the two countries met in the U.S., they were surprised at how different their history lessons had been at home. So they put together a narrative that offers both versions.
August 17, 2014
Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.
August 17, 2014
The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.
August 17, 2014
The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.
August 17, 2014
The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.
August 17, 2014
Police said one person was shot and critically wounded in the mayhem and 7 were arrested for "failure to disperse," but that most protesters went home as the midnight deadline neared.
August 17, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about her recent trip to South Sudan.
August 17, 2014
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.
August 17, 2014
In 1976, Dr. David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine helped curb the first Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
August 17, 2014
New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.
August 17, 2014
American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
August 17, 2014
Gaza's fishermen say Israel blocks their boats from going more than a few miles from shore, where fish are few and small. Israel says the blockade is for security, but Gazans say the limit is illegal.
August 17, 2014
Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.
August 17, 2014
Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.
August 17, 2014
Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.
August 17, 2014
Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.
August 17, 2014
The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before the first World War, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.
August 17, 2014
The latest claim was made in Egypt: Electromagnetism can detect the virus and "the Complete Cure Device" can wipe it out. It's not the first false promise — and probably not the last.
August 17, 2014
Hundreds had gone home by the midnight deadline, but remaining protesters chanted "No justice! No Curfew!" Police fired smoke canisters into the crowd and threatened arrests.
August 17, 2014
Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.
August 16, 2014

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