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Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.

Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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British Ambassador To U.S. Says Scottish Vote Is 'Decisive'

Robert Siegel talks with Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the U.S., about Scotland's unsuccessful vote for independence and what changes may result throughout the U.K. because of the campaign.

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Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Different Tone This Time Around

In New York on Friday, Iran and six world powers sat down for the latest talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

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With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West

Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.

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Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?

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Sierra Leone On Lockdown Over Ebola

The government is sending thousands of volunteers door-to-door, trying to find people who've had contact with people sick with Ebola, as well as hidden pockets of the disease.

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What Does 'Boots On The Ground' Really Mean?

The Obama administration says that American advisers sent to Iraq will not have a combat mission. But military experts say it's almost impossible to draw a line between combat and non-combat roles.

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'Braveheart' Writer 'Heartbroken' Over Scottish Referendum

Braveheart, written by Randall Wallace, inspired a generation in Scotland. So much so that the core of supporters of Scottish independence have been referred to as the "Braveheart Generation."

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

Will President Obama's Plan Stop ISIS?

September 22, 2014
President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP/Evan Vucci)

A tough, critical examination of US plans to take on ISIS. Strategy in the hot seat.

Australian Rules Football: ‘Organized Mayhem’

September 20, 2014
AFL 2014 Second Semi Final - Geelong v North Melbourne

With the Australian Football League’s Grand Final scheduled for Sept. 27, Margaret Evans returns from Sydney with a primer on “Australian rules.”

Reporter: Sunni Tribesmen Key In ISIS Fight

September 19, 2014
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Josh Rushing is returning from a reporting trip in Iraq and Syria for Al Jazeera, and says Sunni tribesmen should not be conflated with the militant group ISIS.

Three Day Lockdown Begins In Sierra Leone To Slow Ebola

September 19, 2014

The government in Sierra Leone has placed the nation under lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.

Family Of Mass. CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

September 19, 2014
The casket of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty is carried into the Church of St. Eulalia in Winchester, Mass. in 2012. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

The View From Syria: The Fight Against ISIS

September 19, 2014

The BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has been to the front line south of Damascus as the US ramps up the fight against ISIS.

American Nonprofit Provides Help To Ebola-Affected Areas

September 19, 2014
Student volunteers from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch sort medical supplies being donated and shipped to West Africa. (John Daley/CPR)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. One Colorado non-profit is among the groups racing to help.

Wall Street Opens Doors For Alibaba

September 19, 2014
Alibaba Group signage is posted outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the company's initial price offering (IPO) on September 19, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in its much anticipated public debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

What’s In the Future For Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Voters?

September 19, 2014
Yes vote campaigners console themselves outside the Scottish Parliament building after the people of Scotland voted no to independence on September 19, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

In a record turnout, Scotland’s voters decided to stay within the United Kingdom. But the story doesn’t end there.

Scotland Remains United

September 19, 2014
Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results come in at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

With the last of the results from yesterday’s historic vote for Scottish independence trickling in, it is safe to say Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.

Warren, Markey Oppose Syrian Rebel Training

September 19, 2014

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey broke with the president and opposed the request, which was approved by the Senate late Thursday on a 78-22 vote.

Author Joseph O’Neill On His New Novel ‘The Dog’

September 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

Week In The News: Arming Syrian Rebels, Ebola, Scotland Stays In

September 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

‘Last Days In Vietnam’ Filmmaker Rory Kennedy Speaks About Lifelong Interest In Vietnam War

September 19, 2014
In this April 29, 1975 photo provided by courtesy of American Experience and Hugh Doyle, aboard the USS Kirk, crew members signal the Chinook to hover over the deck and drop its passengers out. (Courtesy American Experience, Courtesy Hugh Doyle/AP)

Filmmaker, Rory Kennedy – the youngest of late Senator Robert Kennedy’s children – joined Morning Edition to speak about her lifelong interest in the Vietnam War. She tells us why she pursued this story on the chaos of the final twenty-four hours of the U.S. withdrawal from Saigon and snap decisions about who stayed and who got out.

Voters In Scotland Reject Independence With Unprecedented Turnout

September 19, 2014
No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate an early result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland early Friday. (Matt Dunham/AP)

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

After 260 Years, Royal And Ancient Golf Club Votes To Admit Women

September 18, 2014
Women tee off right in front of the Royal and Ancient clubhouse all the time, but cannot enter even as a member of a guest. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

As Scotland awaited the results of its independence referendum, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted to welcome women members for the first time in its 260-year history. In an update to our earlier story on the vote, Doug Tribou reports.

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