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Parallels

Syria's Civil War: The View From A Damascus Shrine

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Syria's Civil War: The View From A Damascus Shrine

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Tommy Sowers, assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with vets at the VFW Hall in Nome, Alaska. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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National Security

For Ailing Vets In Rural Areas, Telemedicine Can Be The Cure

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For Ailing Vets In Rural Areas, Telemedicine Can Be The Cure

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Pope Francis, shown here at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday, has emphasized inclusiveness in many of his speeches. In recent remarks, he reached out to atheists. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Pope Francis: Even Atheists Can Be Redeemed

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Pope Francis: Even Atheists Can Be Redeemed

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California Citizens Redistricting Commission members sign resolutions certifying the final vote for new legislative and congressional maps at the Capitol in Sacramento in 2011. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Political Battles Still Dog Redistricting In California

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Political Battles Still Dog Redistricting In California

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This home in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles was bought by Dossier Capital for $390,000, records show. It's now listed for more than $720,000. Courtesy of Dossier Capital hide caption

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Economy

Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back

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Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back

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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has proposed cutting three seats from a key D.C. appeals court. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Senators Tussle Over Proposal To 'Unpack' Key D.C. Court

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Senators Tussle Over Proposal To 'Unpack' Key D.C. Court

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A bill proposed by the Senate's Gang of Eight (from left, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.) has passed out of committee and is headed for the full Senate. But the fate of the issue in the House is less clear. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House

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Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House

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Rancher Bill Gow doesn't want the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline to travel across his Douglas County, Ore., ranch. While he has refused to negotiate with the pipeline company, ultimately a court may force him and other landowners to allow the project on their land. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It

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A destroyed home in Tawargha, south of Misrata, on June 5, 2012. Residents have not returned home for fear of death. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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After The War, A Bitter Feud Remains In Two Libyan Towns

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Sweetness And Light

One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat'

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One More Swing: 'Casey At The Bat'

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