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Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

Nov. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.

Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats

Nov. 22
NPR

The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.

UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

Nov. 22
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In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Nov. 22
Nurith Aizenman / NPR
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As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.

Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Nov. 22
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton / NPR
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Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

Nov. 22
Emily Harris / NPR
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After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it "collective punishment."

Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

Nov. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.

It's Crunch Time For The Iranian Nuclear Talks

Nov. 22
Deborah Amos / NPR
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Iran and six world powers are meeting this weekend in Vienna with a Monday deadline looming. Here's a look at what it all means for Iran and its neighbors.

Highway Bandits Steal Blood Believed To Contain Ebola Virus

Nov. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR

A roadway robbery in Guinea resulted in an alarming haul this week, as thieves made off with cash, personal items – and a batch of Red Cross blood samples.

Diplomats Look To Solve Iran's Nuclear Issue As Deadline Nears

Nov. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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More diplomats are joining the discussions this weekend, hoping to broker a deal to ease years of disputes over Iran's nuclear program.

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