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Host Renee Montagne talks with Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick about his new book, "Black Flags," on the origins of the Islamic State.

Pope Francis has called on all of Europe's Catholics to take in refugees. But in Hungary, church leaders have been hesitant. And Hungary's churches are conspicuously absent from relief efforts.

Be wary of Russia's role in Syria, the opposition figure warns. He's working the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, pushing for more help for Syria's rebels and civilians.

Kunduz is a trading hub that rival groups have often fought over, and which is often beyond the control of the government in Kabul. Lola Cecchinel, an analyst for ATR Consulting, explains its history.

A British study that tracked the health of thousands from childhood through midlife finds early distress to be even more potent than adult stress in predicting later diabetes and heart disease.

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our car. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.

Flint, Mich., started drawing its tap water from a local river in April 2014. The water is so corrosive that it's causing lead to leach out of aging pipes, resulting in serious health issues.

House Republicans questioned the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, on whether the women's health group needs federal funding.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations on Tuesday, capping the day by raising his people's flag alongside member states. But back home, the 80-year-old's leadership is in doubt.

World leaders agree on at least one thing when it comes to the war in Syria: ISIS is now a global threat that needs to be countered. President Obama chaired a special U.N. summit on the issue, and he says an international coalition is growing — though some countries differ on how to handle Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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