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Jordan's election laws make it impossible for any one political party to build a strong bloc in Parliament. Observers say that's one reason for the country's weakness — and for the growing appeal of the messages used by militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

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Lina Ejeilat helped found the Jordanian online magazine 7iber (pronounced 'Hebber'). While the government encourages free expression in principle, many strict regulations remain, as noted by the satirical chart next to her. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

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Jordanians marched in the streets of the capital Amman on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the family of a pilot killed by the Islamic State in Syria. Jordanians also expressed support for the king's decision to take part in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

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Jordanian soldiers stand guard at the Iraq-Jordan border last year. Jordan also shares a border with Syria and has had to deal with a flood of refugees from both its neighbors over the past decade. Jamal Nasrallah/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

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Cold Casing: The Mystery Of The Long-Lost Winchester Rifle

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In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

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Former NPR Head Remembered For His Humor, Love Of Baseball.

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Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst speaks to the media after a debate. Polls show Democrat Bruce Braley running as many as 14 points ahead of Ernst among women. Justin Hayworth/AP hide caption

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Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

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CDC Director: U.S. Hospitals Should Use 'Index Of Suspicion' With Ebola

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Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

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What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

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Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

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Sen. Rand Paul meets with local Republicans in Hiawatha, Iowa. He's made three trips to the state this year. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

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President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

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Back In Session, Congress Faces Budget Bill, ISIS Threat

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