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Associated Press Report Documents More Than 70 Mass Graves Left By ISIS

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016

Using interviews and photos, the wire service has mapped the locations of 72 mass graves in territory once occupied by the Islamic State — including five at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar.

1 Day, 40 Boats, Thousands Of People Rescued Trying To Get To Europe

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016

In 24 hours, the Italian Navy and aid groups rescued 6,500 people from wooden and rubber boats off the coast of Libya. The migrants did not have enough fuel to reach Europe.

Apple Owes Ireland $14.5 Billion In Taxes, European Commission Says

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016

The EU Competition Commissioner says Ireland gave the tech giant tax breaks that are illegal under European law. Now Ireland must recover that money, with interest, the commissioner says.

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Check Out This 1999 Profile Of The Late, Great Juan Gabriel

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016 7:45 a.m.

Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.

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Ex-Aid Worker: Abuse Of Refugee Children On Nauru Was Mostly Ignored

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016 6:32 a.m.

Viktoria Vibhakar, formerly of Save the Children Australia, says little was done to protect refugee children who alleged abuse on the island nation of Nauru, where Australia has kept refugees.

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What Happens When An Aid Group Sees Abuse, But Is Sworn To Secrecy?

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016 6:30 a.m.

Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group's Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn't say about abuses.

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The Curious Deaths Of Kremlin Critics

NPR | Aug. 30, 2016 5:07 a.m.

Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin and former colleagues who have fallen from favor seem to be dying at an unusual rate. Russia-watchers believe the deaths are not random.

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In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 4:36 p.m.

The focus has often been on U.S. military action in the Middle East. But diplomacy is also critical. Here's a look at one of America's most important and complicated relationships in the region.

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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 4:26 p.m.

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?

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They're Caught In A Crisis That Isn't Hitting The Headlines

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 2:56 p.m.

The number of malnourished people in northeastern Nigeria could be as hlgh as half a million. Boko Haram shoulders much of the blame.

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Juan Gabriel, The 'Divo Of Juarez,' Dies At 66

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Juan Gabriel was a singular pop star who transcended borders and the trappings of gender.

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323 Reindeer Killed In Lightning Storm In Norway

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 12:11 p.m.

The reindeer died on a mountain plateau in central Norway. "I don't remember hearing about lightning killing animals on this scale before," says a Norwegian environmental official.

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And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016 11:12 a.m.

Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?