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

Sept. 14
Alice Fordham / NPR
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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.

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

Sept. 14
Bill Chappell / NPR
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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.

Esther Okaya Is Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

Sept. 14
Gregory Warner / NPR
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She's one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. There are new efforts to fight the condition — including a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

N. Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

Sept. 14
Bill Chappell / NPR
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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.

Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

Sept. 14
Robert Krulwich / NPR
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Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

Pageant Contestant Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sept. 14
Maanvi Singh / NPR
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Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Sept. 14
Kat Chow / NPR
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Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

Sept. 14
Linda Poon / NPR
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More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

Sept. 13
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines.

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

Sept. 13
Bill Chappell / NPR
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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.