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November 21, 2014 Comment

Thai Government Clamps Down On ‘Mockingjay’ Movie

Screenings of the latest “Hunger Games” movie have been canceled, and students flashing the film’s three-finger salute have been arrested.

November 21, 2014 Comment

In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers

As Ebola declines in Liberia, it’s on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from a rural area to the capital.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Anger, Protests Grow Over Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

The protesters’ rallying cry: “Ya me canse” or “ya me canse del miedo” — I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough fear.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Irbil On Edge After Suicide Attack

The Kurdish capital in northern Iraq is bracing for more violence after a suicide car bombing killed at least six people yesterday.

November 19, 2014 Comment

ISIS Advertises For Oil Industry Managers

The militant group is reportedly advertising on the black market for people to manage its oil operations, at a salary of $225,000 per year.

November 18, 2014 2 Comments

China Warns Of Cancer Epidemic

Cancer rates may be falling in many Western countries but they are rising in China. Blame the effects of pollution and unhealthy habits.

November 18, 2014 Comment

Court Order Clears Part Of Pro-Democracy Protest Site In Hong Kong

Protesters have said they won’t resist the court order, and many moved willingly to other areas of the site, which police have so far left alone.

November 18, 2014 4 Comments

Another Bloody Attack Rocks Jerusalem

Israeli police say two Palestinians attacked a synagogue during morning prayers today, killing four people.

November 17, 2014 Comment

ISIS Beheads Another Hostage

American aid worker Peter Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group after being abducted in Syria in October 2013.

November 17, 2014 2 Comments

G20 Pledges Global Growth As Japan Slides Into Recession

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses the meeting of the world’s 20 biggest economies, and Japan’s recession announcement.

November 17, 2014 Comment

Virulent Strain Of Bird Flu Identified At Netherlands Farm

To date, no humans have ever had the H5N8 virus, but the strain can be transmitted to humans in close contact.

November 14, 2014 33 Comments

Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Explains Why He Went Public

Robert O’Neill says he decided to come forward after visiting the 9/11 memorial, believing that it would give families closure.

November 14, 2014 Comment

President Obama Says Myanmar’s Political Reform ‘Still Incomplete’

Obama, who recently visited Myanmar, says that the nation’s stride towards democracy is still a work in progress.

November 14, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Activists Testify Before U.N.

Activists claim that the shooting death of African-American Michael Brown by a white police officer was an excessive use of force.

November 13, 2014 Comment

Myanmar Elephants’ Rights Threatened By Democracy

As Myanmar starts to rely on more modern construction equipment, what happens to the elephants that used to do the work?

November 13, 2014 Comment

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Undermining Ceasefire In Ukraine

More than 4,000 people have died since the fight between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces started in April.

November 13, 2014 Comment

Utah Businessman Welcomes New U.S.-China Trade Agreement

The founder of an audio and video cable company in Ogden, Utah, discusses how the deal will affect him and other businesses.

November 13, 2014 Comment

FIFA Report Clears Russia, Qatar Of Wrongdoing

There’s war of words over an investigation into possible corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups.

November 12, 2014 3 Comments

Family Of Ebola Victim Reaches Deal With Texas Hospital

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S., has reached an agreement with the hospital where he died.

November 12, 2014 Comment

Ethnic Tensions Complicate Fight Against ISIS

Violence in Northern Iraq is escalating due to complicated tensions between Arabs and Kurds. NPR’s Leila Fadel joins us from Erbil, Iraq.

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 221 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.