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Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.
The landmark deal would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages
Isis, the mobile Wallet platform, wants to avoid confusion with ISIS, the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Isis' CEO noted rebranding isn't easy, but it's in the firm's best interest.
Some stores in and around Miami specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.
Steve Inskeep talks to Ben and Emily Dreyfuss, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfuss. They recently watch JAWS again. Their father starred in the 1975 movie.
Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges saying he cooperated with authorities.