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25 Years In Iraq, With No End In Sight

Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. The U.S. reversed Saddam Hussein's aggression, but it was just the start of the U.S. military role in Iraq that's spanned four presidents and a panoply of goals.

Weekend Edition Sunday

In Seoul, Where Everything Moves Fast, There's Also Longing For The Past

In recent weeks, NPR's Ari Shapiro has been reporting from Seoul. He's found South Koreans take great pride in their country's progress over the past 50 years, but it's often tempered by nostalgia.

Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombian Art

With burbling videos and cascades of linen and plastic that seem to pour from the ceiling, 'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled bottles are all part of the culture of the country.

Jericho Isn't Cecil's Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.

All Things Considered

After A West Bank Home Goes Up In Flames, Tensions Flare In The Region

A Palestinian baby was killed Friday in an arson attack in the West Bank. Jewish settlers are suspected in the attack, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called "an act of terrorism."

All Things Considered

ISIS Is No Weaker Than A Year Ago, Officials Say

U.S. officials believe the recent bombing campaign has done little to dislodge the self-declared Islamic State from Iraq and Syria, says an Associated Press report. AP reporter Ken Dilanian explains.

After Devastating Injury, Austrian Pole Vaulter Is Breathing On Her Own

Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.

MH370 Update: Recovered Jet Section Arrives At French Lab For Testing

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."

Weekend Edition Saturday

In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.

The Next World War Will Be Digital

August 3, 2015
In this file photo, a South Korean student looks at a picture, which shows how the cyber warfare is going to be waged in the future in the Korean Peninsula if Korean War takes place, at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP)

P.W. Singer and August Cole imagine World War III in a new novel where the battlefront goes deeply cyber.

European Migrant Crisis Strains All Borders

August 3, 2015
Police officers block migrants along a road to prevent their access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

The migrant crush at the Chunnel, linking France and England, puts a spotlight on Europe’s migration crisis. We’ll go there.

Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field

August 1, 2015
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has hyperandrogenism, high levels of testerone. This made her ineligible to run, until she took the issue to court and won. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.

Athens 20-All, State-Sponsored Exercise, And Robotic Umps?

August 1, 2015
Finland's exercise craze, Athens as a permanent site for the summer Olympics, and robotic umpires? (Getty Images)

Greece as a permanent home for the Summer Olympics, a Finnish-style state-sponsored exercise program, and computers replacing baseball umpires are the topics in our weekly roundtable on the sports news you might have missed, “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

July 31, 2015
People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba

July 31, 2015
This past month alone, 18 Cuban athletes all left their teams for the U.S. during international competition. (tgraham/Flickr)

In July, 18 Cuban athletes left their teams for the U.S. during international competition.

What Is It About Cecil That Makes People Care?

July 31, 2015
Cecil the lion is pictured in Hwange National Park in July 2014. (Vince O'Sullivan/Flickr)

The lion’s death wasn’t the only shocking poaching incident this week, as five elephants were slaughtered in Kenya.

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

July 31, 2015
Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle

July 31, 2015
Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the shore where an airplane wing part was washed up on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Friday. (Ben Curtis/AP)

As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.

Big Game, Bigger Controversy

July 31, 2015
In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

Canned lion hunts and the fate of big game in Africa, after the outrage over Cecil.

Week In The News: Cincinnati Police Indictment, Bye-Bye Boston 2024, RIP Cecil The Lion

July 31, 2015
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP)

A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise To Stop Virus

July 31, 2015
The wrapped remains of a new born child suspected of contracting the Ebola virus, lays on a stretcher as health workers, dressed in Ebola protective gear, move the body for burial in Dubreka, Guinea on June 19. (Youssouf Bah/AP)

The experimental vaccine was tested in Guinea. World Health Organization officials are hopeful it works to stop the deadly virus.

Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

July 30, 2015
In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean police said Tuesday, July 28, 2015 they are searching for Walter James Palmer, an American who allegedly shot Cecil with a crossbow while on a big game hunt in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. (Paula French via AP)

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

Haiti Observes 100th Anniversary Of 19-Year U.S. Occupation

July 30, 2015
Haitian sugar cane workers march to the National Palace in Santo Domingo to protest about the deadline to enter the National Plan of Regularization of Foreigners in Dominican Republic, on June 17, 2015. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic’s treatment of Haitians has drawn criticism from American politicians, but the U.S.’ role in the problem is rarely discussed.

Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

July 30, 2015
French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official said. Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. (Lucas Marie/AP)

Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?

Iran Deal Sparks Potential Arms Race In Region

July 30, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at Al-Salam Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Carter flew to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to consult with Saudi leaders, who are also unsettled by an Iran accord they see as likely to increase Iranian power and influence in the Persian Gulf and beyond. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

In the wake of the historic deal over Iran’s nuclear program, several nations in the region are seeking to boost their missile defense systems.

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