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Some analysts says the move may signal the birth of a new era of transnational jihadism. ISIS also announced that because it was expanding its territory, it would now be known as the Islamic State.
June 29, 2014
Narendra Modi became prime minister just a month ago. He had a big agenda, but has yet to launch any major programs. But the tech-savvy leader has racked up 5 million Twitter followers.
June 29, 2014
The unofficial referendum was branded as illegal by local and mainland Chinese officials. The referendum called for Hong Kong to be able to democratically elect its leaders.
June 29, 2014
Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.
June 29, 2014
Paris streets are often too dangerous for kids to learn to ride, and most parents have no room to store bikes in their apartments. So the city has started renting bikes for smallest Parisiens.
June 29, 2014
More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be settling into a better-than-dismal but still disappointingly long, slow slog back to normal.
June 29, 2014
According to multiple reports, Obama will also seek an emergency appropriation of $2 billion to deal with the surge of Central American immigrants flooding the southern border.
June 29, 2014
The city was the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. The government was trying to retake territory from Sunni insurgents.
June 29, 2014
Nigeria's rate of child marriage is among the highest in the world. Michelle Faul of the Associated Press tells NPR's Don Gonyea that the rate of girls being divorced and abandoned is rising too.
June 29, 2014
Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Athens find themselves in the only major EU capital without a formal mosque. Muslims in Greece are celebrating Ramadan at a difficult time in Greece.
June 29, 2014
The Supreme Court is expected to decide Monday whether healthcare plans must cover contraceptives, as NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg tells NPR's Don Gonyea.
June 29, 2014
Iraq's military has launched a large-scale offensive to take back ground seized by Sunni fighters. Authorities say they have recaptured the city of Tikrit, which is less than 100 miles from Baghdad.
June 29, 2014
Space is a premium in space. So NASA ended up folding two rovers inside a shipping container, and then unfolding them when they landed. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on July 9.
June 29, 2014
They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.
June 29, 2014
Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.
June 29, 2014
Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.
June 28, 2014
The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.
June 28, 2014
Middle East correspondent Alice Fordham has the latest from Iraq, where she says Sunni militants are unlikely to conquer Baghdad outright. She speaks to NPR's Arun Rath from the Iraqi capital.
June 28, 2014
Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.
June 28, 2014
Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.
June 28, 2014

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