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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq walk toward the Syrian border last week. STRINGER/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels

Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq walk toward the Syrian border last week. STRINGER/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

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Many institutions have their archives stored on CDs — but the discs aren't as stable as once thought. There is no average life span for a CD, says preservationist Michele Youket, "because there is no average disc." Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

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The Metropolitan Opera has settled labor contracts with two of its largest unions. Jonathan Ticler/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

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Ricky Nussle will move next year to Ohio from Phoenix for his wife, Amanda Saraf, who is training to be a doctor. The couple has moved several times for Saraf's career and it's been difficult for Nussle to find work along the way. Peter O'Dowd for NPR hide caption

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

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A man sits on a bed that will be part a new Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, run by Doctors Without Borders. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

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A wind-powered water pump and a wind-driven electricity turbine share a field near the town of Calumet in western Oklahoma. Joe Wertz/NPR hide caption

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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

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Maria Benech of the U.S. Forest Service surveys a severely burned patch of forest. Almost 40 percent of the burned area looks similar. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

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