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Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

A Syrian defector from the self-proclaimed Islamic State says he had happy moments when he first joined the militants. But he began to see brutality and cruelty that was impossible for him to support.

Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. that the solution to the problem of ISIS now must involve the region. He also said resolving the Iran nuclear issue could lead to greater cooperation.

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

No End In Sight For Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Lockout

A bitter contract dispute has halted the upcoming 70th season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was slated to begin tonight. Reporter Adam Ragusea has been following this story. He joined GPB’s “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington from Macon to talk about why the musicians are protesting and the future of the symphony in Atlanta. A bitter contract dispute has halted the upcoming 70th season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was slated to begin tonight. Reporter Adam Ragusea has been following this story. He joined GPB’s “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington from Macon to talk about why the musicians are protesting and the future of the symphony in Atlanta.

To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.

Spain's Abortion Debate Shakes Government That Pledged To Ban It

Supporters and opponents of abortion have taken turns taking to the streets. After months of protests, the conservative prime minister has dropped his plan to enact a strict anti-abortion law.

On The Cusp: 11-Year-Olds Around The World Share Their Wisdom

Age 11 is when you're most passionate and optimistic, says Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. So she created a documentary looking at the world through the eyes of 11-year-olds in 15 countries.

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