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A ‘monster’ wildfire in France sends thousands out of their homes : NPR

France battles a “monster” wildfire that has forced thousands to flee their homes. Wildfires in Europe this summer have broken out as heat waves bake the continent and renew focus on climate change. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: To France now, which is battling monster wildfires as heat and drought scorch much of Europe this summer. …

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Here’s what China’s show of force could mean for Taiwan : NPR

David Finkelstein, former U.S. Army China specialist and director of Asian security affairs at CNA, talks about China’s recent military demonstrations and the country’s rising tensions with Taiwan. AILSA CHANG, HOST: The Chinese military, or the People’s Liberation Army, has said it has, quote, “completed various tasks” around the island of Taiwan. What they’re getting …

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After decades of war, an Afghan village mourns its losses : NPR

A village north of Kabul is home to pro-Taliban and anti-Taliban families. Both sides have paid dearly in Afghanistan’s decades of war. AILSA CHANG, HOST: In a village southwest of Kabul, families who support the Taliban once lived alongside families who did not. And in the past year, as NPR’s Diaa Hadid found in a …

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Federal judge releases Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Federal judge releases Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant- Former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was searched by the FBI earlier this week. A federal judge has now unsealed the warrant used for that search. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images Federal judge releases Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant …

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Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on a lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on a lecture stage in New York – Author Salman Rushdie was attacked while giving a lecture in western New York on Friday. Grant Pollard/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Grant Pollard/Invision/AP Author Salman Rushdie was attacked while giving a lecture in western New York on Friday. Grant Pollard/Invision/AP Author Salman …

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Ukraine’s iron and steel industry is in rough shape because of war : NPR

Workers at Zaporizhstal iron and steel works on July 22 in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jason Beaubien/NPR Workers at Zaporizhstal iron and steel works on July 22 in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Jason Beaubien/NPR ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — In this eastern Ukrainian city, a Soviet-era mural stands boldly in front of Zaporizhstal iron and …

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Tommy Lee’s nude photo sparks ire over social media censorship rules : NPR

Tommy Lee, pictured in Los Angeles in 2019, posted a nude selfie on his social media accounts in the middle of the night on Thursday that remained online for hours before being removed. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Tommy Lee, pictured in Los Angeles in 2019, posted a nude selfie on his …

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