Abdullah Kurdi, father of 3-year-old Aylan and his brother, Galip, aged 5, whose drowned bodies both washed up on a Turkish beach. Mehmet Can Meral/AP hide caption

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Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis

Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.

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Music Interviews

In A New Band Of Old Friends, Dan Auerbach Finds A Few Surprises

The Black Keys guitarist and sought-after producer discusses his new album with his band The Arcs. Titled Yours, Dreamily, it finds Auerbach working with some of his favorite past collaborators.

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Washington Post Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, seen here with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, has been held prisoner since he was arrested in Tehran last July. On Thursday, a powerful Iranian politician said of a potential prisoner swap, "That's one way." EPA/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Prisoners Swap For Rezaian Possible, Speaker Of Iran's Parliament Suggests

In a new sign that Iran might consider freeing Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, a powerful Iranian politician tells NPR that there are ways to liberate the journalist and other American prisoners.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

A Year After Surge, Fewer Unaccompanied Minors At Southern U.S. Border

Apprehensions "have declined almost as sharply in 2015 as they surged in 2014," says Marc Rosenblum of the Migration Policy Institute. Researchers say that's partly because of increased efforts by Mexico.

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It's All Politics

Ben Carson, The Other Republican Outsider On The Rise

The retired neurosurgeon has drawn big crowds in Iowa, and he's catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, he has no background in elected office.

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It's All Politics

New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Kentucky, Long-Awaited Marriage Licenses Could Come Friday

After clerk Kim Davis was found in contempt of court, a federal judge ordered her jailed and then set about finding someone at the Rowan County Courthouse who is willing to issue marriage licenses.

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Officials cut off water to San Quentin State Prison in California to squelch an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

What You Need To Know About Legionnaires' Disease

Three outbreaks around the country, including at California's San Quentin prison, have sickened dozens and killed 20. The disease doesn't spread among people. Instead, it's spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.

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Asylum seekers rally in front of the German Office for Migration and Refugees with vests that read "no one is illegal" in Nuremberg on Aug. 17. Migrants from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iran and Syria called for faster asylum procedures, the freedom to choose their accommodation and the abolition of camps where they must stay. Timm Schamberger/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Seeking Asylum In Germany Can Mean Living In Limbo

The process drags on for years, and during the interim, applicants are unable to find a home, job or future. Advocates say the system needs streamlining.

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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

What Is The Psychic Toll Of Gun Violence?

The likelihood that any one of us would be caught up in a mass shooting is low. But anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: Is any one of us left unaffected by gun violence?

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