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NPR's Arun Rath talks to NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos about the funding sources for the group known as the Islamic State and the U.S. strategy for defeating the group in Iraq and Syria.
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A Moroccan slave named Estebanico was one of only four men to survive a 1528 expedition to America from Spain. The Moor's Account, a fictional memoir by Laila Lalami, tells the story through his eyes.
Researchers have dug up the skeleton of one of the largest animals to have ever walked the earth. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Matt Lamanna, who was part of the research team that made the discovery.
Surprising upsets at the U.S. Open on Saturday when both two top players were eliminated. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Mike Pesca of Slate.com about that and the upcoming NFL season.
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Loudon Wainwright III about his new album, Haven't Got the Blues Yet. It deals with death and heartbreak and guns — but always with a sense of humor.
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with FiveThirtyEight.com's number cruncher Mona Chalabi about the number of triplets born in 2012.