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Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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The Puzzle And The Pea

Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.

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Police Peg Preschool Pumpkin Pilferers

NPR's Lynn Neary ponders the plunder of a preschool pumpkin patch.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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Gaming Expert: Destiny Is Good, But 'There's Not Much There'

The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.

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'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music

We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

Weekend Edition Sunday

As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

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Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

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Bob Crewe Knew How To Make Artists Sing

Bob Crewe co-wrote and produced such hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as "Walk Like A Man," "Rag Doll" and "Sherry." He died Thursday at the age of 83.

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Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.

Weekend Edition Sunday

North Korea Sentences American Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller, an Americans detained in North Korea, received six years of hard labor. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Columbia University's Charles Armstrong about the importance of this sentencing.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History

Today 27 countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture. The Tuscan town of Pitigliano is one of the sites involved: it's home to few Jews today, but once housed a thriving Jewish community.

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