"This is unacceptable," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said of Russian military aircraft violating Turkey's airspace. NATO defense ministers will meet Thursday to discuss the situation. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Russian Warplane Incursions In Turkey Are 'Unacceptable,' NATO Chief Says

Turkey says a MiG-29 plane kept two Turkish jets on its radar as potential targets for more than five minutes on Sunday.

New Mexico's largest electric provider — the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington — has been defending a plan to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with a mix of more coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar power. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

Humans changed Earth's climate by mistake, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But not doing everything we can now that we know it's happening — that would be our fault and our failure as a species.

Iraqi tribal fighters opposed to the Islamic State receive weapons training near Amiriyat al-Fallujah in the western province of Anbar. It has been more than a year since the U.S. organized a coalition to fight the Islamic State, but the group still holds much of western Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Iraq's Fight Against ISIS Stalls

Iraq and the U.S. have vowed to defeat ISIS in Iraq's western province of Anbar. The tribes there want to fight, but their recruits are under-equipped and weak. Many lay the ultimate responsibility for the fight against ISIS squarely at the feet of the U.S.-led coalition.

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Shots - Health News

California Governor Signs Landmark Right-To-Die Law

After months of impassioned debate over the ethics of physician-assisted suicide, California will become the fifth state to allow people who are terminally ill to hasten death with lethal drugs.

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Andris Roder (left) and Adam Finding, cooks at the Kisuzem restaurant in Budapest, prepare a traditional Eritrean meal of injera bread, chickpea paste and meat stew. Their restaurant served up Eritrean food all week for a food festival in solidarity with migrants and refugees streaming into Hungary. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Budapest Foodies Hope Cuisine Can Help Heal Anti-Migrant Prejudice

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.

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Music Interviews

Chrissie Hynde: 'I'm Just Telling My Story'

The Pretenders founder discusses her new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender. The book is about her life as a musician; "the rest of me," she says, "isn't really up for grabs."

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Parallels - World News

Internet Access Expands In Cuba — For Those Who Can Afford It

There's a growing number of WiFi hotspots, but access for an hour can cost a couple days' salary, putting it out of reach for most Cubans.

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Modern, domesticated rice comes in a range of colors, usually described as white, red and black. But collectors have never found black grains in more than a thousand samples of wild rice stored in genebanks. Now geneticists have traced this rare grain's origin and spread. Courtesy of Takeshi Ebitani/Takuya Yamaguchi. hide caption

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The Salt

How 'Forbidden' Black Rice Flourished For Millennia

Once reserved for the exclusive use of Chinese royalty, black rice has become the darling of gourmets seeking superior nutrition. Now geneticists have traced where this rare rice came from.

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Univision's Jorge Ramos On Journalism And That Donald Trump Press Conference

The Mexican-born journalist moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico."

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Goats and Soda

How El Salvador Fell Into A Web Of Gang Violence

The Rev. Gerardo Mendez, who works with youth in gang-controlled areas, sat down to talk about how MS-13 and other gangs formed in the United States and became so powerful in this small country.

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