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China Vows Sanctions On U.S. Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan

Aug. 21
Shannon Van Sant / NPR

The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.

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Trump Says Russia Should Be Allowed Into G-7, Moscow Wants Talks To Continue

Aug. 21
Sasha Ingber / NPR

"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in," President Trump told reporters. In Russia, the foreign ministry spokeswoman said discussions should move from the media "to the expert level."

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'This Is It. I'm Going To Die': India's Minorities Are Targeted In Lynchings

Aug. 21
Lauren Frayer / NPR

"It's like they are trying to erase us — erase all of my people," says the widow of a Muslim dairy farmer who died after being assaulted by a mob while he was transporting cows.

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More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier

Aug. 21
Rebecca Davis / NPR

The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.

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Do Your Wurst. Food Pun Haters, The Yolk's On You

Aug. 21
Nina Martyris / NPR

If you relish puns, then you'll love a new game that gives you two food-themed topics to blend into one deliciously bad joke. The food pun is so beloved, there's even one in the story of Adam and Eve.

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China Confirms British Consulate Employee Held On 'Administrative Detention'

Aug. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

Hong Kong resident Simon Cheng disappeared on Aug. 8 during a business trip to neighboring Shenzhen. A Chinese official confirmed his arrest on Wednesday, saying it is an internal matter for Beijing.

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How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer

Aug. 21
Ryan Lucas / NPR

Even as civil libertarians warn about the increased use of facial recognition by federal authorities, the bureau is using it to track down some of its most wanted suspects.

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Buoyed By Fresh Support, Rep. Al Green Plans New Call To Impeach Trump

Aug. 21
Claudia Grisales / NPR

Green says he'll bring his articles of impeachment to the House floor for a fourth time. More than 120 House Democrats now say they support an inquiry.

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To Honor John McCain, His Wife Says, Americans Could Be Nicer To One Another

Aug. 21
David Greene / NPR

Cindy McCain, the Arizona senator's widow, marks the first anniversary of his death by asking Americans to engage in acts of civility. "We're missing John's voice of reason right now in so many ways."

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Florida Could Serve As Example For Lawmakers Considering Red Flag Laws

Aug. 21
Greg Allen / NPR

Florida adopted a red flag law last year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, courts there have approved about 2,500 risk protection orders.

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