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Around the Nation
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Suburban D.C. Bear Gets Social Before Getting Relocated

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.

Governing
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

With IRS, Email Lost Could Be More Alarming Than A Cover-Up

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

A former IRS director's missing emails reminded some of the gap on Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. Columnist Megan McArdle tells NPR's Scott Simon the disappearance indicates bigger problems within the agency.

Iraq
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Iraq Turmoil Reignites A Decade-Old Debate

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political correspondent Tamara Keith about the reaction to President Obama's decision to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.

Iraq
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Will U.S. Military Advisers Be Enough To Secure Iraq?

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

President Obama says he'll send military advisers to Iraq, but not combat forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks to retired Army Col. Derek Harvey about whether that's enough to help regain stability.

Around the Nation
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.

National Security
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Report Of Drone Crashes A 'Record Of Calamity'

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

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Middle East
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Palestinians Continue Hunger Strike Against Israeli Detention Policy

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

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Iraq
7:00 am
Sat June 21, 2014

Sunni Militants Seize Border Post On Iraq-Syria Frontier

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 10:52 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier this morning making it the first official border gate in Iraq controlled by militants. If these fighters are indeed part of ISIS, this brings them one step closer to creating an Islamic caliphate that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

NPR's Alice Fordham is in the capital, Baghdad, which has been home to both Sunnis and Shiites. Alice, thanks for being with us.

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Parallels
4:19 am
Sat June 21, 2014

In Search For Missing Teens, Israel Cracks Down On Hamas

Israeli soldiers patrol in the West Bank village of Beit Furik, near Nablus, on Friday. They are searching for three missing Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped. Israel has detained more than 300 Palestinians in the search over the past week; the military says a majority of them are connected to Hamas.
Jaafar Ashtiyeh AFP/Getty Images

In the week since Israel's search to find three teenagers began, operation "Bring Back Our Brothers" has expanded to include a crackdown on Hamas and other suspected militants.

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The Two-Way
6:24 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

CDC Says More Workers Potentially Exposed To Live Anthrax

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 6:29 pm

U.S. authorities increased to 86 people the number of CDC workers potentially exposed to live anthrax at three laboratories in Atlanta, with at least 52 of them taking antibiotics as a precaution.

The number who may have been infected is an increase from the 75 workers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged on Thursday.

The Associated Press says:

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