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One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
August 31, 2014
The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.
August 31, 2014
When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But, the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.
August 31, 2014
The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.
August 31, 2014
China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.
August 31, 2014
A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.
August 31, 2014
People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.
August 31, 2014
The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
August 31, 2014
Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.
August 31, 2014
The town, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been under surrounded for two months by Sunni Islamic State fighters.
August 31, 2014
The town of Amerli has been low on food and clean water since the Islamic State siege began two months ago. Iraqi and Kurdish forces are attempting to break the siege, backed by U.S. airstrikes.
August 31, 2014
Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
August 31, 2014
Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers criss-crossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.
August 31, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest grossing Kickstarter campaign.
August 31, 2014
Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.
August 31, 2014
Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey, and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.
August 31, 2014
The fighting in Ukraine is likely to dominate the upcoming NATO summit in Wales. The newest members want NATO to do more to counter Russia's moves, including supplying weapons and intelligence.
August 31, 2014
Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. NPR'S Linda Wertheimer speaks with Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.
August 31, 2014
Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.
August 31, 2014
School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
August 31, 2014

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