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Tourists browse a Christmas market in Madrid's medieval square, the Plaza Mayor, on Dec. 15. As the Islamic State loses territory in Iraq and Syria, Western intelligence agencies believe it may refocus on attacking soft targets in Europe instead. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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After Berlin Attack, Fears Rise In Europe Over Strikes On Soft Targets

As ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq, police in Europe are concerned the group may step up attacks in the holiday season. Meanwhile, Muslims in Europe report increased harassment and discrimination.

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My Mustang Ford Chuck Berry
Orchids Monster Rally
MUSIC FOR A FOUND HARMONIUM PATRICK STREET
We Suck Young Blood Radiohead
Souvenir Swimm

Tourists browse a Christmas market in Madrid's medieval square, the Plaza Mayor, on Dec. 15. As the Islamic State loses territory in Iraq and Syria, Western intelligence agencies believe it may refocus on attacking soft targets in Europe instead. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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After Berlin Attack, Fears Rise In Europe Over Strikes On Soft Targets

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Vessel Jon Hopkins

Third-year dental student Alex Dolbik checks the oral health of a patient at the Refugee Health Clinic in San Antonio. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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In Texas, Students Help Provide Health Care For Refugees

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Route to Palm White Williams
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Police And Illegal Immigration: What Our Neighbors Do

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In A Small Town, Veterans Provide A Big Service To Their Peers

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In the Old City of New Delhi, Asim Husain stands in his shop, where he sells hand-stitched purses. He says sales normally conducted in cash are down nearly 90 percent and his attempts to go "cashless" with credit cards or other e-wallet schemes have not met with great success. "The connectivity is very poor," Husain says, referring to the internet. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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India Wants To Go Cashless. But It's Easier Said Than Done

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Gucci Mane Is Happy, Healthy — And Productive As Ever

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