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2 U.S. Service Members Killed, 5 Injured In Northern Iraq

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 12:25pm

The troops died during combat operations, the military said. The mission against ISIS in the region is investigating the incident, which doesn't appear to have been due to enemy contact.

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Virginia Congregations Condemn White Supremacy After Violent Demonstrations

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 10:14am

At church services this morning in Charlottesville, Va., congregations addressed the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the deaths in their community.

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Mullen Expresses Concern Over 'Brinkmanship' With North Korea

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 7:39am

The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he's very concerned that the hot rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang and Washington could spin "out of control."

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Ethnic Studies: A Movement Born Of A Ban

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 6:30am

After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.

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Why Street Harassers Speak The Same Language Across The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 6:00am

People across the U.S. wrote NPR with their stories of street harassment, and from Alaska to New York, there were a whole lotta "Hey baby"s and "Hi beautiful"s.

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Charlottesville Tries To Pick Up Pieces After Day Of Deadly Unrest

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 5:56am

Authorities were investigating violence, including the death of a woman who was rammed by a car, following what is believed to have been the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade.

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Giving Voice To Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth Of India And Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 4:33am

This month, India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence. But the scars of a violent partition linger. An oral history project is racing to collect stories from those who lived through it.

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In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 4:33am

"In the winter, the sea attacks us," a fisherman says. "We are afraid the village will sink into the sea." The World Bank says Egypt is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change's effects.

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Ohio Man Charged With Murder In Fatal Car Attack On Anti-White Nationalist March

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 3:30am

The 20-year-old man accused of driving a car into a group of peaceful marchers has been charged with murder and other counts related to the attack.

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2 State Police Helicopter Pilots Killed En Route To Fatal Virginia Car Crash

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 3:30am

One 32-year-old woman died after being struck by a car that plowed into counterprotesters after the white nationalist rally Saturday in Virginia.

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Vice President Pence Representing Trump Overseas...Again

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 3:00am

In his second international trip in less than a month, Vice President Pence is visiting U.S. allies in Latin America, with an eye to the deteriorating situation in Venezuela.

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