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National Public Radio Stories
- Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria
The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
- Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
- In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety
An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
- Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port
In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
- NFL Commissioner On Controversial Suspension: 'I Didn't Get It Right'
Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL's new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice's alleged domestic abuse.
- Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola
Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.
- The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This
In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."
- With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter
Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.
- Letters: The Burning Of Washington
Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about our recent reenactment of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.
- Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)
Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
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