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John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.
Along with the violence, the political landscape is also chaotic in Libya. Mary Fitzgerald from the Irish Times speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the militias and Libya's embattled parliament.
Thousands of terrified Kurds are fleeing ISIS and seeking refuge in Turkey. Some 100,000 people have moved across the border in the last two days. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to correspondent Deb Amos.
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When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.
Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.
NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to retired Air Force Gen. David Deptula and author Richard Whittle about Whittle's new book, Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.