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Parallels
4:48 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Of 4 Million Syrian Refugees, The U.S. Has Taken Fewer Than 1,000

Mohammad and Linda Jomaa al-Halabi, along with their five daughters, are among the fewer than 1,000 Syrian refugees who have been resettled in the U.S. They left Syria in August 2012 and arrived last year in Baltimore, where they live now.
Michele Kelemen NPR

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

Syria's civil war has uprooted millions of people, including 4 million who have fled their homeland. The U.S., a country that has always been a leader in refugee resettlement, has taken in fewer than 1,000 of them.

Now, the United Nations refugee agency is asking the U.S. and other wealthy countries to open their doors to the most vulnerable victims of the conflict that began in 2011.

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Television
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Amazon's 'Catastrophe' Isn't One — Unlike Some TV Rom-Coms

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney co-star in the new Amazon romantic comedy, Catastrophe.
Ed Miller Channel 4

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

Amazon's new romantic comedy Catastrophe begins with a whirlwind tryst that could have been ripped from the latest contemporary romance novel.

Rob is a handsome, witty American advertising executive in London on business. After a chance meeting in a bar, he has an amazing week of romance and sex with a sharp, beautiful Irish schoolteacher named Sharon.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Donald Trump Jumps Into GOP Presidential Race

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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Business
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Gap Announces Closure Of 175 North American Stores

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:21 am

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Middle East
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Islamic State Stitches Itself Into Fabric Of Seized Communities

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Nigerian Soccer Fans Really Know How To Have A Ball

Nigerian fans stand and deliver cheers at a match against Australia, played during the Women's World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada.
Russell Lewis NPR

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

If you watch the United States play Nigeria at the Women's World Cup tonight — kickoff is at 8 p.m. — you'll keep your eyes on the field. After all, it's an important match. A win or a tie, and the U.S. is guaranteed to advance to the knockout round. Even with a loss, the U.S. could still move on. Nigeria is the best team from Africa.

But maybe you should look at the stands instead.

Nigerian fans are an attraction in their own right. Decked out in bright green T-shirts and waving flags, they stand, cheer, party, play trumpets and drums, dance and sing.

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National Security
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

White House Announces 'Cybersecurity Sprint' In Response To OPM Hack

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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Remembrances
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, Las Vegas Casino Mogul, Dies At 98

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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Kirk Kerkorian changed the way Vegas did business. The founder of MGM Resorts International died yesterday at his home in California. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

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Sports
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Alleged Hack Of Astros System

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:20 am

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Health
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

California Law To Allow Pharmacists To Prescribe Birth Control

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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