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 2021-10-24 11:02 

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China is removing domes from mosques as part of a push to make them more 'Chinese'...

China is removing domes and minarets from thousands of mosques. Authorities are taking down overtly Islamic architecture as part of a...

 2021-10-22 21:51 

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Indicators of the Week: IPOs, ETFs, GHGs...

It's Indicators of the Week! The U.S. is using a lot more coal for electricity, the first Bitcoin ETF is finally here, and WeWork officially debuted on the New York Stock Exchange....

 2021-10-21 22:23 

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A Moroccan man was shot to death in Texas while sitting in a car...

The Council on American Islamic Relations is calling for a complete and independent investigation of the killing in Caldwell County, about 40 miles from Austin....

 2021-10-21 10:13 

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New Hong Kong bus tour is meant to put people to sleep...

The Sleeping Bus Tour is a 5-hour, 47-mile ride on a double-decker bus. It's designed for commuters who are easily put to sleep on moving vehicles. Passengers bring pillows and blankets....

 2021-10-21 09:05 

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The biggest push by Democrats for action on voting rights fails in the Senate...

Democrats' legislation to alleviate voting restrictions in some states was scaled back in order to get Republican senators on board. But in the end, no GOP lawmakers backed the bill....

 2021-10-21 09:05 

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News brief: COVID boosters, voting rights failure, Russia hosts Afghan talks...

The FDA authorizes Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Attempts by Democrats to shore up protections for voting rights have hit a wall. Russia hosts a delegation from Afghanistan....

 2021-10-20 20:08 

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The Freedom To Vote Act is the latest fight in a bitter battle over voting rights...

The Senate is acting Wednesday to advance Democrats' latest effort at legislation to protect voting rights. The bill is expected to be blocked by a Republican filibuster....

 2021-10-19 22:03 

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Taliban will allow a national polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan, says WHO...

Since 2018, the militant group has blocked such efforts, leaving millions of children unprotected. The World Health Organization reports that the Taliban is now reversing that stance....

 2021-10-19 21:30 

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Former President Trump shapes North Carolina's Senate election with early endorsement...

North Carolina is a swing state with a Senate seat coming open. On the Republican side, former President Donald Trump made an early endorsement, seeming to set the positioning for the GOP hopefuls....

 2021-10-19 18:40 

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The FBI searched a Washington, D.C., residence linked to a prominent Russian oligarch...

FBI agents executed search warrants at a property that is tied to metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who is sanctioned by the U.S. government....

 2021-10-18 09:05 

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How life has changed for Afghan women and girls since the Taliban takeover...

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pashtana Durrani, a political rights activist based in Kandahar, Afghanistan, about what life is like for females under the Taliban regime....

 2021-10-17 11:54 

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How newly elected Alaa al-Rikabi wants to reform Iraq...

Following last week's elections, an Iraqi reformer finds himself in the parliament now - and talks about his plans to fight corruption and brave the dangers that brings....

 2021-10-16 11:51 

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DOJ will ask the Supreme Court to halt the Texas abortion ban...

A high-stakes legal back-and-forth is playing out over Texas' restrictive new abortion law....

 2021-10-15 20:58 

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DOJ to ask the Supreme Court to halt enforcement of Texas' abortion law...

The Justice Department says it will ask the Supreme Court to step in and block enforcement of Texas' restrictive abortion law. This is the latest move in the legal battle over the law....

 2021-10-15 18:22 

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Afghan Uyghurs whose families fled China now fear the Taliban could deport them...

Hundreds of members of the Uyghur minority fled China for Afghanistan. Now, many want to leave but are afraid the Taliban could be pressured by Beijing to deport them to China....

 2021-10-15 09:00 

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Flood insurance rates are spiking for many, to account for climate risk...

FEMA says its new rates better reflect the risk from more intense and frequent rain and floods. The increase could make housing unaffordable for some in the most flood-prone areas....

 2021-10-14 22:25 

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Fired FBI deputy Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in a settlement...

The Trump administration fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on the eve of his retirement in 2018. McCabe then sued over his termination....

 2021-10-14 13:00 

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Voting rights set for Senate vote as Democrats push Biden's agenda...

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says the Senate will vote next week on voting rights as Democrats try to advance much of President Biden's agenda....

 2021-10-13 21:32 

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Jan. 6 panel issues subpoena for Trump ally, ex-DOJ official Jeffrey Clark...

The House select committee has been ramping up its investigation into the riot and efforts by the former president to pressure the Justice Department to support his false claims of election fraud....

 2021-10-13 15:33 

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A Hong Kong university orders the removal of a memorial to the Tiananmen massacre...

Activists see the order to remove the Pillar of Shame as the latest sign of Beijing's suppression of Hong Kong. It's reportedly the only major memorial to the massacre still standing on Chinese soil....

 2021-10-13 09:05 

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un promises to build an 'invincible military'...

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jean Lee, senior fellow at the Wilson Center, about what North Korea is trying to achieve through weapons tests, and proclamations of building an invincible military....

 2021-10-12 20:22 

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G20 meets to find a way to prevent economic collapse and help citizens in Afghanistan...

The G20 is holding a special summit on Afghanistan as the country heads toward a humanitarian crisis....

 2021-10-12 09:09 

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This new Broadway play doesn't have a script — but it does have a transcript...

Is This a Room is based entirely on the transcript of the FBI interrogation of Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor who was imprisoned for leaking classified information....

 2021-10-11 20:48 

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A man couldn't flee Afghanistan. Then an unlikely friend from the past stepped in...

20 years ago, Philadelphia high schooler Amir Sidiqi befriended his English teacher, Kevin Haney. That friendship came in handy when Sidiqi and his family were recently stranded in Afghanistan....

 2021-10-11 20:48 

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A surge in the cost of flood insurance could make housing unaffordable for many...

Millions of homeowners with federal flood insurance are seeing their rates spike, in some cases by thousands of dollars. FEMA says the new program better reflects the real risks of climate change....

 2021-10-11 04:07 

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Iraq's election is marred by boycott and voter apathy...

Security to protect the vote remained tight on Sunday as voters headed to the polls to elect a parliament that many hope will deliver much-needed reforms after decades of conflict and mismanagement....

 2021-10-10 20:15 

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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan...

The statement from Taliban officials came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August. There was no immediate comment from the U.S....

 2021-10-10 19:48 

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A performer was killed in an onstage accident at the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia...

Video shows the actor being crushed by a piece of the set during a scene change, as his fellow performers frantically waved their arms to get the crew to lift the structure off of him....

 2021-10-08 09:15 

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Journalists from the Philippines, Russia win the Nobel Peace Prize...

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia....

 2021-10-07 20:15 

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Iraqis split on whether upcoming elections can bring meaningful change...

The election in Iraq that anti-government protestors gave their lives calling for is this weekend — but it might not lead to the changes people want....

 2021-10-07 12:13 

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The WHO has started shipping COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea...

North Korea has yet to report a single case of COVID-19, but outside experts widely doubt it escaped the illness that had touched nearly every other place in the world....

 2021-10-06 09:03 

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DOJ will revisit decision not to charge FBI agents in failed Nassar case...

The Justice Department is reviewing an earlier decision not to prosecute two former FBI agents who allegedly lied about the investigation into disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar....

 2021-10-06 09:03 

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Russian crew docks with International Space Station to film 'The Challenge'...

Russia launched an actress and a director into space to try to beat the U.S. in producing the first movie filmed in orbit. The story centers on a doctor who rushes to save the life of a cosmonaut....

 2021-10-05 21:47 

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Senate Democrats are making a fresh push to strengthen the Voting Rights Act...

Efforts to pass other federal voting rights legislation have stalled in the closely divided Senate, as Democrats try to counter voting restrictions enacted in Republican-led states....

 2021-10-05 20:13 

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After weeks at a Wisconsin army base, one Afghan woman says she's bored, but grateful...

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Khwaga Ghani, who was NPR's producer in Afghanistan for the past few years and is now at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin awaiting her visa....

 2021-10-05 09:32 

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Fiona Hill's new memoir discusses her time in the Trump administration...

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Fiona Hill, top Russia advisor in the Trump administration, about her new book: There Is Nothing For You Here....

 2021-10-04 16:08 

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Afghan orchestra musicians, music students and teachers have escaped the Taliban...

After weeks of trying to flee Afghanistan, 101 musicians, students and teachers with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and Zohra Orchestra finally landed in Doha, Qatar on Sunday....

 2021-10-03 11:54 

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The future of women's education in Afghanistan remains uncertain...

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Zakia Menhas, a medical student at Kabul University, who is not allowed to continue her education in a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan....

 2021-10-03 04:40 

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A Canadian citizen who narrated ISIS videos could face life in prison...

Mohammed Khalifa produced propaganda videos for ISIS, many depicting murder and used to recruit Westerners, federal prosecutors said. He was captured in 2019 and recently turned over to the U.S....

 2021-10-02 12:02 

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Biden's proposal to give IRS more info on bank accounts faces criticism...

The Biden administration wants banks to report more information on people's accounts so it has a better idea of whom to audit....

 2021-10-02 12:02 

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After 100 years, Russia sees another royal wedding...

Russia is having its first royal wedding in more than a century, as a member of Imperial House of Romanov marries in St. Petersburg....

 2021-10-02 00:43 

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FBI joins the search for missing Florida college student Miya Marcano...

Law enforcement agencies across Florida say they are also working around the clock regarding Marcano's disappearance. She was last seen on Sept. 24....

 2021-10-01 21:58 

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The FBI mishandled Larry Nassar's case. Now the DOJ is focusing on victim support...

The Justice Department on Friday outlined a broad new push to support crime victims, including coordinating with state and local authorities in cases where federal charges won't be brought....

 2021-10-01 09:01 

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A look at Afghanistan 1 month into Taliban control...

A month into the Taliban taking control over Afghanistan, how are they intending to run the country? And what has their take-over meant for women, the economy or economic security?...

 2021-10-01 09:01 

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Afghanistan's economy is in trouble after the Taliban took control...

We've heard a lot about Afghanistan and its varying crises after the Taliban takeover. One of those crises is an economic one dealing with currency. Planet Money explains Afghanistan's money problems....

 2021-09-30 20:58 

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Humanitarian Leader Warns Of Economic Collapse In Afghanistan...

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, about the looming economic crisis since Afghanistan's western-backed government collapsed to the Taliban....

 2021-09-29 20:24 

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Afghanistan's Economy Has Worsened Since The Taliban Took Power...

Afghanistan's struggling economy is teetering on the brink of collapse more than a month after the Taliban seized power, with salaries going unpaid and families tightening their belts to survive....

 2021-09-29 11:20 

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House Hearing Will Pick Up Where Senate Panel Left Off On Afghan Withdrawal...

NPR's Noel King speaks to GOP Rep. Mike Waltz of Florida, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a veteran of Afghanistan, about Wednesday's House hearing on the Afghan withdrawal....

 2021-09-29 11:19 

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The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Gets A Hearing In The House...

Top U.S. military officials will testify Wednesday before a House committee on the withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Tuesday, there were sharp exchanges during similar questioning by senators....

 2021-09-28 21:03 

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Top U.S. Defense Officials Took Lawmakers' Questions On Afghanistan Withdrawal...

Top defense officials took questions from lawmakers about the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley defended calls he made to China at the end of Trump's presidency....

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