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Canadian Woman Gets Her Stolen Car Back And Then Some

When Courtney Pickering got her car back after the police investigation, she found a knife, a bag of cocaine and a crack pipe. She also found a gun under the seat.

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China Commemorates Japan's WWII Defeat With Military Parade

The Communist Party said the parade in Tienanmen Square was to commemorate the victory against the fascists during WWII, but countries in the region see the event as nationalistic, muscle-flexing

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Obstacles Hamper Saudi Women From Registering To Vote

In Saudi Arabia, women are registering to vote and run for political office for the first time. Renee Montagne talks to Hatoon al-Fassi, who teaches Women's History at King Saud University.

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Photo Of Dead 3-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Breaks Hearts Around The World

A picture of a dead Syrian refugee child, who washed up on a beach in Turkey, went viral. Steve Inskeep talks to Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert about the emotional photo.

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Budapest Opens Rail Station But Suspends Train Service To The West

Hundreds of migrants camping in the square in Budapest rushed into the station, desperately trying to board trains for western Europe. All trains to the west have been canceled.

No Cause For Murder Charges In Arafat's Death, French Investigators Say

More than two years after accusations arose that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death was the result of polonium-210 poisoning, French judges say there isn't enough evidence.

Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and did have people of color in front of the camera and on the creative team.

All Things Considered

U.N. Presents Bleak Outlook In Latest Report On Gaza

A United Nations report says if things continue as they are now, Gaza won't be "habitable" by 2020. Water shortages are a major problem, among other things.

All Things Considered

Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal

Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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Most Migrants Hope To Settle In Germany After Long Journey To Europe

Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees have struggled to reach Europe after fleeing war, oppression and poverty. The vast majority have one destination in mind: Germany.

Journalists Under Pressure

September 3, 2015
Journalists protest the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril in Mexico City, on Aug. 2, 2015. (Marco Ugarte/AP)

Three Vice News journalists arrested in Turkey. A wave of journalists in prison. In graves. We’ll look at journalists worldwide under pressure.

Claims On The Arctic Heat Up With The Climate

September 2, 2015
A U.S. Coast Guard ice-breaker is docked at a village off Alaska's northern coast above the Arctic Circle, in this undated photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

As ice melts in the Arctic Ocean, who has access to what in this increasingly accessible part of the world?

Four Finalists In New Zealand Flag Competition

September 2, 2015
New Zealand's Flag Consideration panel has announced four alternative flag designs that New Zealand will rank in the first binding referendum this year. (

New Zealand residents will vote on a winner later this year, and then in March, they will vote on whether to actually replace the flag.

Competition For Resources In The Arctic

September 1, 2015
Denali is seen from a window on Air Force One during descent into Anchorage, Alaska on Aug. 31, 2015. (Pete Souza/White House)

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama’s in Alaska. We’ll look at the stakes.

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy Backing Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal

August 31, 2015
Rep. Joe Kennedy III during a 2013 Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing for his cousin, Caroline Kennedy, to be ambassador to Japan. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

Visiting The Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram

August 31, 2015
Three teenagers who escaped a Boko Haram mass kidnapping in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok last year are seen at the American University of Nigeria, in the Adamawa state capital, Yola, on May 8, 2015. Deborah (red headscarf), Blessing (green dress and headscarf) and Mary were among 57 who fled the kidnappers, after they seized 219 girls on April 14 last year. The young women -- who were using their middle names and asked their faces not be shown -- are now studying to sit their secondary school exams interrupted by the attack with a view to a degree course at the university. (Emmanuel Arewa/AFP/Getty Images)

Freelance journalist Joshua Hammer recounts his visit with three of the girls, who are now at the American University of Nigeria.

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

August 31, 2015
Guatemalans celebrate the recommendation from a legislative commission to revoke the presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina, in Guatemala City on August 29, 2015. The process against Perez Molina is similar to impeachment and could lead to criminal charges. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president’s resignation.

Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL

August 29, 2015
Jarryd Hayne was an Australian-Rules Football League MVP. Now, Hayne is trying to make the San Francisco Giants roster. (Getty Images)

Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.

How Immigration Is Playing Out In Greece And Japan

August 28, 2015
Two migrants from Syria are assisted by their friends as they swim the final 50 yards of their journey before arriving on the beach on the island of Kos after crossing a three mile stretch of the Aegean Sea in a small boat from Turkey August 28, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from the Middle East and North Africa continue to flood into Europe at a rate that marks the largest migration since World War II. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

While refugees have been flooding into Greece, on the other side of the world in Japan, the picture is about as different as it could be.

The World’s Disappearing Natural Sound

August 28, 2015
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

Week In The News: On Air Shooting, Wall Street Roller Coaster, Joe Biden’s Rationale

August 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

Global Turmoil Spurs Decline In Commodities

August 27, 2015
The large copper mining operation covers several hillside digs at the Phelps Dodge copper mining facility Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 in Morenci, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Key commodities like oil and copper continue to slide, and could have big implications on domestic and world markets.

The Power Of Doors, Gates, Locks And Keys

August 26, 2015
One of the many gates of Harvard Yard (Ik T/Flickr).

Gates, doors, locks and keys are all powerful metaphors for security, according to Daniel Jutte, historian of early modern — and modern — Europe.

Mount Everest Reopened To Climbers

August 26, 2015
Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft from airline company Drukair in Bhutan. (Wikimedia Commons)

Seven-time Mount Everest summiter Peter Athans says Nepal needs tourists now more than ever.

How Insulated Is U.S. Economy From Volatility In China?

August 26, 2015
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of August 26, 2015 in New York City. After a volatile week of fluctuations, the Dow Jones opened 400 points higher this morning. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

China’s main index closed down again today, in what has been a very turbulent week for markets in that country and around the world.

Stephen Hawking’s New Theory On Black Holes

August 26, 2015
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is pictured on July 20, 2015 in London, England. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Breakthrough Initiatives)

The famed physicist has presented a new idea on on one of the most complicated things in the universe: black holes.

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