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Can Islamic State Rebels Attack the United States?

Can Islamic State Rebels Attack the United States?


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In the News

In the News explains one of the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


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Iraq's Prime Minister Pressed to Seek Sunni Support in Fight Against Militants

Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate Haider al-Abadi is urged to make changes in his country’s efforts to fight the Islamic State threat. | IN THE NEWS


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For President Obama, Race is a Personal Issue


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In the News

In the News explains one of the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.

    Audio Can Islamic State Militants Attack the US?

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has called the group, an “imminent threat.” South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the militants are willing and able to “hit the homeland.” | In The News

    Audio Ukraine and NATO: Russian Troops Crossed Into Ukraine

    The WHO says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people over the next six months. And, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in France | In the News

    Audio American Jihadist Killed in Syria

    Also, pro-Russian separatists capture main coastal town in Ukraine. And, a young bone cancer patient in China is the first person to receive a spinal part made on a 3-D printer | In the News

    Audio Israel and the Palestinians Agree to Truce

    The leaders of Russia and Ukraine have also announced an agreement to begin talks about a possible cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. And, in Hollywood, 'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy for best drama series | In the News

    Audio Syria Asks for Help to Fight Islamic State

    Syria is willing to work with the international community in the fight against Islamic State militants. Ukrainian official Russian tanks and other military vehicles had crossed into southeastern Ukraine. Mourners sang, clapped and danced on Monday at funeral services for Michael Brown.

    Audio Experts: Iraq Will Need Help From Many Sides to Fight Militants

    Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate Haider al-Abadi is urged to make changes in his country’s efforts to fight the Islamic State threat. | IN THE NEWS

    Audio US Ebola Patients Released, Cleared of Virus

    Two Americans who became sick with the deadly Ebola virus have been released from the hospital in Atlanta. Tests showed they were free of the disease. Islamic State group demanded $132 Million ransom for executed U.S. journalist. New president in Indonesia and new Prime Minister in Thailand.

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  • Employee seen behind glass door of Alibaba's company headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014.

    Audio Alibaba Seeks to Raise Billions in IPO

    The Chinese online company could raise $20 billion by selling stock to the public in the U.S. The company holds an 80 percent share of China’s online market. More

  • Ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar wave as they are transported by a wooden boat to a temporary shelter in Krueng Raya in Aceh Besar, Indonesia, April 8, 2013.

    Audio UN: Boat People Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh

    The United Nations says there has been a sudden increase in people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh by boat. Activists fear the number will continue to rise as refugees leave unclean camps and violence in Myanmar. They say that is especially true of ethnic Rohingya. More

  • Morgan County dispatcher Larry Holmes talks with a woman reporting a domestic disturbance as deputies respond to her location Friday, April 28, 2007, in Versailles, Mo. Because the 911 call came in on a landline, the address of the disturbance was immedia

    Audio It's an Emergency in Any Language

    In most countries, people can make a telephone call to ask for medical or police help using just three numbers. In the European Union, the number is 1-1-2. Some Asian countries use 9-9-9. In North America, the number is 9-1-1. More

  • A UNICEF worker shares information on Ebola and best practices to help prevent its spread with residents of the Matam neighborhood of Conakry, Guinea in this handout photo courtesy of UNICEF taken Aug. 20, 2014.

    Audio Conflicts, Ebola Put More Demands on UNICEF

    UNICEF says August has been its busiest month for emergency airlifts in the past 10 years. Some of the supplies going to Syria and Iraq are designed to help children deal with the effects of conflict. Some have gone to Liberia for use against the disease Ebola. More

  • FILE - A Vietnamese boy looks at dairy products at a showroom of the Vietnam Dairy Products Co (Vinamilk) in Hanoi.

    Audio Vietnam, We Have a Nutrition Problem

    Vietnam has a nutrition problem: too many of its children are underweight. Yet more and more Vietnamese boys and girls are becoming overweight. The two conditions may appear to be separate, but they are linked. They are both the result of poor diets. More

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