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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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halloween costumes

Oct 31, 2013 — Most parents admit they take treats from their kids. That's just one of the stories in our treat bag. Also in there: the weird ways people like to eat candy corn; a beautiful shot from space of a "witch head"; and this year's "au courant costumes."
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Oct 29, 2013 — Internet trolls, political shoe shiners and more last-minute Halloween costume ideas straight from the news.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Costumes made of real food have long provoked reactions of both delight and horror. Many have sparked discussions about race, hunger, vegetarianism, commercialism, sexuality, morality and the ever-popular female body image. Here are a few of the more memorable examples.
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Oct 14, 2013 — Two weeks into October, and the pressure really starts getting to your head. What am I going to be for Halloween? Take some cues from your news-minded friends at NPR for creating a unique and timely costume out of the headlines.
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Oct 27, 2009 — On today's show, we talked about offensive costumes with Carmen Van Kerckhove of the blog "Racialicious" (who admitted to once donning a costume she now regrets). Some may dismiss this as political correctness run amok, but Carmen explains the pa...
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