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Steve Inskeep talks to Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan Regional Government, for the latest news on the conflict with the Islamic State Of Iraq.
Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. She doesn't have a 9-to-5 job and is hustling to help support herself.
Detroit created the car culture and the shopping mall exists because of that culture. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. Now, the mall is threatened by the Internet.
Several craft beermakers are expanding, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing there means brewers must tinker with local water, so the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.
As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.
Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California on Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Williams was 63.