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NPR's Arun Rath speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the U.S. national team's first game of the World Cup. The team faces off against Ghana in what promises to be a tough match for the Americans.

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Leila Fadel in Erbil, Iraq, about the advance of forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

The L.A. Fathers Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles helps fathers of all ages learn job and parenting skills to support their children.

There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

With Somalia now somewhat safer, Britain returned its ambassador to Mogadishu last year. Neil Wigan's "residence" is sparse, almost a shipping container. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he's hopeful.

Shiites in Iraq appear to be joining militias to defend themselves against Sunni insurgents. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from NPR's Leila Fadel in Erbil.

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

Last weekend, news was focused on Las Vegas, where a husband and wife went on a shooting spree. We've since learned that the couple spent time at an armed stand-off on the cattle ranch east of Las Vegas owned by Cliven Bundy. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Kirk Siegler about the shootings and his trip to the Bundy Ranch.

In a region torn by violence, a leader who promises security can be appealing. Men with firm military ties are taking control across the Middle East again; here's one take on how they rise to power.

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