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Man Who Killed Officers Told Passersby: 'Watch What I Am Going To Do' - Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500

Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City - American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:04:00 -0500

The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America - A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:03:00 -0500

Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS - Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500

GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift - Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:00 -0500

Tunisia, Cradle Of Arab Spring, In Historic Presidential Vote - The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:34:00 -0500

Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism' - On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:58:00 -0500

A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken - Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:40:53 -0500

Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait - Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:36:00 -0500

Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers - The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:33:00 -0500

With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story - Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Leila Fadel about the bright spot in a region roiled with violence.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content - Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children' - Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself - Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500

Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think - True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:03:13 -0500

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