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Robi Damelin, left, is an Israeli whose son was fatally shot by a Palestinian in 2002. Bassam Aramin is a Palestinian whose daughter was shot dead by Israeli police in 2007. They belong to the Parents Circle, a group of mothers and fathers who have lost children and seek an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.

President Obama's plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic state poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

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Special N Mogwai

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Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

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Kevin and Joyce Lucey remembered their son, Jeff, in an interview with StoryCorps in Wellesley, Mass. Jeff, a U.S. Marine, took his own life months after returning from a deployment in Iraq. StoryCorps hide caption

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

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Vice President Joe Biden hugs Ruth Glenn, of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, at a commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Act. Glenn says that as a victim in 1992, there was no place to turn. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

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Don't You Lie To Me Chuck Berry

Abortion-rights advocates filled the rotunda of the state capitol in July 2013 as Texas senators debated sweeping abortion restrictions. Some of those restrictions are now under federal review. Tamir Kalifa/AP hide caption

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has a new memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

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Robi Damelin, left, is an Israeli whose son was fatally shot by a Palestinian in 2002. Bassam Aramin is a Palestinian whose daughter was shot dead by Israeli police in 2007. They belong to the Parents Circle, a group of mothers and fathers who have lost children and seek an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

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Quiet This Will Destroy You

Yes, indeed, cows can leap. Here, Regina Mayer jumps with her cow Luna — yes, Luna — over a hurdle in southern Germany, in 2011. Kerstin Joensson/AP hide caption

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Hey-Diddle, A Fiddle And A Moon-Jumping Cow? NPR Moos Investigates

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Game Shows Touch Our Lives The Mountain Goats

Kaz Grala after his 10th place finish at the Granite State 100. Karen Given/Only A Game/WBUR hide caption

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Too Young To Drive, But Old Enough For NASCAR

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Some Girls Barry Goldberg

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