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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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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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Dec 17, 2013 — The MT Althea is attacked off the Niger Delta in a part of the world that has seen a recent upsurge in piracy.
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Nov 12, 2013 — The captain and engineer from the U.S.-flagged C-Retriever, a 222-foot offshore resupply, were abducted on Oct. 23 when gunman boarded the vessel.
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Aug 16, 2013 — Pirates, pokers and alleged demonic origins — the history of rum is filled with raucousness and rebellion. To celebrate National Rum Day, we bring you tales from this drink's past, including its laudable origins as a food waste solution.
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Feb 24, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, single motherhood, Libya and Gasland. In the second hour, how the U.S. should respond to Libya, and pirate hijackings.
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Apr 29, 2010 — The most terrifying taxpayer-funded bailout protester ever.
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Apr 13, 2009 — Our dilemma today: pirates, or no pirates? ... Do we follow the story (just because it is instrinsically iteresting)? Or, do we wait to see if there's a unique angle we can add.
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