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Northern Iraq Burdened With Military, Humanitarian Crises

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

In this segment, Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the latest U.S. thinking on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. David Greene gets an assessment of the U.S. military's re-engagement in Iraq from retired General Michael Barbero, a veteran of three tours of duty there.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Police Arrest 'Post' Reporter Covering Mo. Shooting Aftermath

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

When police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered up everyone at a McDonald's restaurant Wednesday night, two reporters were also taken into custody. Steve Inskeep talks to Wesley Lowery of "The Washington Post," who was one of the reporters arrested.

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You Know Him As An Actor But Jeff Goldblum Is A Musician Too

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Actor Jeff Goldblum hosts a weekly jazz show in Los Angeles with his band, "The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra." For more than 15 years, he's worked the shows around his acting schedule.

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Spain Forced To Cope With Surge In African Migrants

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.

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Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Doctors Without Borders is preparing to re-open what will be only the second Ebola isolation unit in Liberia. The unit was closed when the aid group Samaritan's Purse pulled out of the country last month. Now Liberia will again have two Ebola treatment centers, but Doctors Without Borders says it is still not enough to stop the upward spiral of Ebola cases.

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Spain Forced To Cope With Surge In African Migrants

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.

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Mideast Tensions Force Arab-Israeli Writer To Leave Jerusalem

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Sayed Kashua had assimilated into Israeli society as much as any Arab could. But last month, the Arab-Israeli writer packed up and left Israel. Steve Inskeep talks to Kashua about what life has been like for Israel's 1.6 million Arabs, and why he felt it was no longer safe for him and his family to stay in Israel.

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.

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Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.

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In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.

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Nicaragua Seems To Escape Problems Suffered By Its Neighbors

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Nicaragua is unique in Central America for its low crime rate as well as how few Nicaraguan migrants make the trip north to the U.S. Why is Nicaragua bucking the regional trends?

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me." Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum But It's Hard To Get

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:30am

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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British Airways Hopes In-Flight Animals Will Cut Stress

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:19am

The airline saw research suggesting staring at adorable animals lowers your heart rate. Which explains their new entertainment channel: Paws and Relax, featuring shows like America's Cutest Dog.

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Pot Tax Fails To Be A Windfall For Colorado

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:12am

Colorado's governor expected to take in $100 million. In the fiscal year that just ended, the marijuana tax brought in $12 million. Many smokers buy medical marijuana which is taxed at a lower rate.

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Liberia Becomes Epicenter Of West Africa Ebola Crisis

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Liberia is now the nation reporting the highest number of new cases in the region. It was also a traveler from Liberia who last month carried the Ebola virus to Nigeria and sparked the outbreak there.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Germany has lowered its early retirement age by two years. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing a shortage of trained workers.

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