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350 More Troops Being Sent To Iraq To Protect US Embassy, Support Facilities

Sept. 2
Associated Press

The new deployment raises the total number of U.S. troops in Iraq to more than 1,000, with just over 800 providing security for American personnel and facilities in Baghdad.

Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

Sept. 2
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR
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A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.

The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak

Sept. 2
NPR

To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.

Sounds From The First Day Of School

Sept. 2
NPR
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Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.

John Oliver And Cookie Monster, On The News Beat

Sept. 2
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Just in time for the back-to-school season, funny newsman John Oliver and incorrigible consumer Cookie Monster co-anchor a news special on words.

MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

Sept. 2
Arezou Rezvani / NPR

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.

Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates

Sept. 2
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed. A big study says that doesn't improve their survival odds any more than does less drastic treatments.

A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

Sept. 2
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.

North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

Sept. 2
NPR

Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.

Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

Sept. 2
David Welna / NPR
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The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

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