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How Facebook Uses Technology To Block Terrorist-Related Content

June 22
Heidi Glenn / NPR

Social media firms are under pressure to block extremist activity on their sites. Facebook is hiring thousands more people to review content, but artificial intelligence also plays a role.

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ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque In Mosul As Iraqi Forces Close In

June 22
James Doubek / NPR

Iraq's military said ISIS destroyed the 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, where ISIS fighters remain. Iraq's prime minister called it "a formal declaration of their defeat."

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Virginia Community Mourns Muslim Teen Killed On Her Way To Mosque

June 21
Kathy Goldgeier / NPR

Mourners packed a mosque in Sterling, Va., Wednesday for the funeral of Nabra Hassanen. The 17-year-old was killed early Sunday as she returned to the mosque after a pre-dawn meal with friends.

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After Georgia Win, A Triumphant Trump Returns To Campaign Trail In Iowa

June 21
Jessica Taylor / NPR

The president decried the "phony witch hunts" against his administration and returned to plenty of his 2016 classics as he relished in a spate of Republican victories in special elections.

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

June 21
By Steve Walsh

An online app is the latest attempt by the Department of Defense to create programs which deal with sexual trauma among the U.S. military.

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Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

June 21
Amy Held / NPR

The hospital treating the 51-year-old Louisiana congressman says he is beginning an extended period of healing, a week after being shot during a baseball practice in Virginia.

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Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election — To GOP's Glee

June 21
Jessica Taylor / NPR

Republicans were able to effectively tie House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to losing candidate Jon Ossoff in Georgia. It's a strategy they've used for years and don't plan to abandon anytime soon.

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Spillover Beasts: Which Animals Pose The Biggest Viral Risk?

June 21
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

Rodents, primates and bats likely carry hundreds of thousands of viruses we haven't yet identified. But how do you know which ones might infect humans?

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FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Possible Act Of Terrorism

June 21
Richard Gonzales / NPR

The FBI identified the assailant as Amor Ftouhi of Quebec. He reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," before stabbing an airport police officer in the neck Wednesday in Flint, Mich.

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What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

June 21
Deborah Amos / NPR

Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.

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Summer's Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

June 21
Amy Held / NPR

Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are under excessive heat warnings through Sunday night.

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Democrats Seek Records On Jared Kushner As Administration Tries To Stifle Oversight

June 21
Peter Overby / NPR

"This is nonsense," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote to President Trump earlier this month, regarding the administration's narrow view of oversight.

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

June 21
Elizabeth Blair / NPR

A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Portugal Wrests Control Over Wildfire That Killed More Than 60 People

June 21
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Investigation into what ignited the wildfires, and why they proved so deadly, is just beginning. Some people want a ban on plantings of eucalyptus: a common tree that is extremely flammable.

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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

June 21
Alina Selyukh / NPR

Few companies have had such a rapid fallout from such a vast number of crises stemming from the workplace culture perpetuated from the top, while appearing to be at the peak of its success.

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Fans Of Pakistan's Cricket Team Arrested For Sedition In India

June 21
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Last weekend's victory over India marked a seminal moment for the Pakistani national team. For some of the team's fans in India, however, celebrating the win spelled deep legal trouble.

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Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

June 21
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who was charged with reckless homicide, shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith last summer. It happened after two police officers stopped two men in a car, and the men ran away.

New Podcast Brings Stories Of San Diegans' First Day In The City

New Podcast Brings Stories Of San Diegans' First Day In The City

June 21
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

My First Day is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.

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Botched Choice For Afghan Army Uniforms Wasted Tens Of Millions Of U.S. Dollars

June 21
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

AU.S. government watchdog says the Defense Department procured uniforms in a camouflage pattern that is far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape in Afghanistan.

Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

June 21
Bill Chappell / NPR

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.