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What Effect ISIS' Declaration Of War Against Hamas Could Have In The Middle East

January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Tareq Baconi, a visiting scholar with Columbia University's Middle East Institute, about ISIS' declaration of war against Hamas. The two organizations have a history of animosity that could rock an already volatile region of the Middle East.

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With Its Economy In Crisis, Tunisia Sees Protests Across The Country

January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

Tunisia celebrated the seventh anniversary of when the country ousted a dictator on Sunday. But current economic problems are touching off new protests about unemployment and poverty.

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After False Alarm, A Look At How Hawaii's Emergency Alert System Is Supposed To Work

January 15, 2018 - 1:19pm

A false missile alarm sent people in Hawaii scrambling for shelter Saturday morning — and it took nearly 40 minutes for officials to alert them to the mistake. All of which raises a tough question for authorities: What went wrong?

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'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration

January 15, 2018 - 12:31pm

In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

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Woman Dies After Florida Boat Fire Sends Dozens Of Panicked Passengers Overboard

January 15, 2018 - 11:45am

About 50 people were aboard the casino shuttle boat that was reduced to its hull, and officials initially believed that everybody was OK. In all, officials said 15 people were hospitalized.

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Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney, Inspiration For Redford's 'The Candidate,' Dies At 83

January 13, 2018 - 8:16pm

The senator was once viewed as the future of the Democratic Party. But his political career was cut short by a conservative tide, and his own missteps that distanced him from liberals.

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A New Approach To Refugees: Pay Them To Go Home

January 13, 2018 - 2:47pm

Even though the refugee crisis in Europe reached its peak two years ago, countries are still trying to figure out what to do with the more than 150,000 refugees who want to stay in the E.U.

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'This Is Not A Drill': A False Ballistic Missile Alert Shakes Hawaii

January 13, 2018 - 10:55am

An "inadvertent" text notification, caused by "human error," falsely alerted residents to "seek immediate shelter." Nearly 40 minutes passed before the message was corrected in another notification.

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Illinois Judge Allows 11-Year-Old Girl To Use Medical Marijuana At School

January 13, 2018 - 10:42am

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, but only a handful have allowed students to use their legal prescriptions in school.

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President Trump's Idea Of Good And Bad Immigrant Countries Has A Historical Precedent

January 13, 2018 - 8:58am

In part, Trump's recent vulgar slur appeared to be favoring the revival of a discriminatory immigration policy abolished by the U.S. Congress more than 50 years ago.

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