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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

29 min 49 sec ago

The bill says that students on college campuses will need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

31 min 28 sec ago

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

1 hour 39 min ago

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

1 hour 55 min ago

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

1 hour 55 min ago

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

2 hours 39 min ago

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

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U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

2 hours 39 min ago

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

3 hours 50 min ago

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.

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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

7 hours 10 min ago

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

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Despite Islamic State's Resources, U.S. May Not Be Its Prime Target

7 hours 19 min ago

Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.

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Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

7 hours 19 min ago

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

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NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension

August 28, 2014 - 7:19pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.

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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

August 28, 2014 - 6:42pm

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

August 28, 2014 - 6:42pm

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

August 28, 2014 - 5:59pm

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

August 28, 2014 - 5:59pm

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

August 28, 2014 - 5:35pm

The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

August 28, 2014 - 5:35pm

The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.

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New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

August 28, 2014 - 5:03pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

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When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

August 28, 2014 - 5:03pm

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

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