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Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:25pm

NBA veteran Len Elmore sees something missing in conversations around Ferguson: the voices of black professional athletes. He talks to Arun Rath about his op-ed in USA Today.

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Saavy PR Campaign Has Lured Many To Fight In Syria's Civil War

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:25pm

More than 500 people may have traveled from the U.K. to Syria to fight in its civil war. Arun Rath talks to Jessica Stern, author of Terror In The Name Of God, about how it's drawing Westerners.

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Sanctions Against Russia Have Failed To Achieve Political Goals

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:25pm

Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about NATO and EU options for confronting Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Despite Quiet, Ukraine's Novoazovsk Still Feels Like A War Zone

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:25pm

In Ukraine, worried officials in the southeastern part of the country beefed up their defenses on Saturday as rebel forces slowly moved west following the recent capture of a strategic seaside town.

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New GoPro Camera Harness Captures Dog's-Eye View

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:25pm

This past week, the camera maker GoPro unveiled the Fetch harness, which allows people to attach the durable cameras to their dogs. The company was inspired by some DIY efforts at pet videography.

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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:19pm

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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Travelling Books: Vintage Van Carries Literature Around Lisbon

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:11pm

A mobile bookstore, loaded with translations of Portuguese classics, drives around selling books to tourists and locals alike. The van, called Tell a Story, plans to start traveling throughout Europe.

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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:59pm

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

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South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:53pm

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Rescued After Being Trapped By Syrian Militants

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:49pm

Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

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Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After Collapse

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:24am

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:19am

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:45am

Animal rights groups say the Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.

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The National Museum Of American Everybodystory

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:13am

The Museum of American History adds articles to its collection, representing the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks.

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