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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli

The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.

How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of its public schools. Now, the city's largest district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.

When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near To 'Full-Scale War'

Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, the Ukrainian president says Kiev is "close to the point of no return," over Moscow's direct support of separatists.

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

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