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They're finalizing plans for a so-called Islamic-State-free zone inside Syria along the Turkish border. Steve Inskeep talks about the plan with Robert Ford, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria.
A very large cat has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee's central city and it has residents on edge. A number of witnesses claim it is a mountain lion. No one has reported their "pet" missing.
Boot Hill in Tombstone, Ariz., is the name given to an early frontier cemetery because many of the residents "died with their boots on." (This piece first aired on August 14, 2012 on Morning Edition.)
It's left over from Snowvember, the name for a massive snowstorm last fall. Trucks that plowed the streets dumped two mountains of snow in an abandoned lot near the train station.
It's been joked that soccer's governing body is a kind of Mafia. Now that some executives have been arrested for racketeering and money laundering, the museum is opening a FIFA display in September.
Aid corridors into Yemen are opening up in Yemen as Houthi rebels were recently forced out of the port city of Aden. That could allow for badly needed reconstruction even as the fighting continues.