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Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 53 min ago

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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Tensions In Ukraine Increase As Cease-Fire Appears To Have Dissolved

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 53 min ago

A week-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has all but broken down. Shelling that was previously constrained to the airport in Donetsk reached the city over the weekend.

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Continued Killings Could Bolster Need For Action Against ISIS

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 53 min ago

The killing of British aid worker David Haines by the self-proclaimed Islamic State provoked international outrage and could bolster U.S. efforts to build support for an anti-ISIS coalition.

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U.S. Says Allies In Middle East And Elsewhere Want To Help Fight ISIS

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 7 min ago

On a weekend that saw extremist group the Islamic State release a video showing the murder of a Western hostage, support for a coalition to fight the group is building.

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Thousands Gather In Germany To Rally Against Anti-Semitism

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 9 min ago

At an event in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany and called it a "monstrous scandal" that anyone in the country would be hassled for being Jewish.

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Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 30 min ago

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

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Heineken Owners Reportedly Rebuff SABMiller's Purchase Offer

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 14 min ago

In a move seen as a way to fight off Anheuser-Busch InBev, brewer SABMiller reportedly offered to buy Heineken. The family that controls Heineken rejected the idea, Bloomberg News says.

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Greg Norman Says He's Lucky Not To Have Cut His Hand Off

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 19 min ago

After a chainsaw accident, Australian golfer Greg Norman posted photos this weekend showing him recovering from the ordeal. Norman had been cutting branches off a tree at his Florida home.

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Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 59 min ago

While the 30-year-old album has sold millions of copies over the years, it only reached No. 54 when it was released. The new spike comes courtesy of a steep price cut.

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Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 7 min ago

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.

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Shelling In Donetsk Rocks Cease-Fire In Ukraine

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 34 min ago

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is being tested, with intense fighting reported near the airport in Donetsk Saturday and Sunday. An NPR team in that city was forced to flee the shelling.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 35 min ago

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 9 min ago

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 4 min ago

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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North Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 3 min ago

Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., had entered North Korea on a tourist visa. The country says he sought to be thrown in jail to investigate human rights issues.

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2014 - 2:38pm

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2014 - 12:36pm

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2014 - 8:48am

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2014 - 7:23am

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

NPR Top Stories - September 13, 2014 - 6:40am

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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