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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 21, 2014

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It’s been one year since the largest chemical weapons attack in Syria, and a Brazilian environmentalist surges in popularity ahead of October elections.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 20, 2014

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Global reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley. President Obama says justice will be served, while the UK warns of risks to the homeland.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 19, 2014

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It’s a somber National Aviation Day, marked by no-fly zones foreign and domestic, volcanic threats and Ebola warnings.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 18, 2014

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The World Food Progamme’s ambitious plan to provide food to one million in Ebola-affected West Africa, and calls to ramp up the U.S. campaign in Iraq.

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WEEKEND UPDATE: The World in Two Minutes – August 16, 2014

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Weekend update: A report from Ferguson, Missouri, and Human Rights Watch weighs in on the militarization of American police forces.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 15, 2014

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Ukraine says it struck Russian military vehicles that entered the country overnight, and fresh fighting erupts South Sudan, exacerbating civilian suffering.

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The Politics Of Lauren Bacall

TRNS interview Lauren Bacall about her support for John Kerry in 2004.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 14, 2014

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Human Rights Watch marks one year since the Rab’a Square massacre in Cairo, and the FAO reports substantial damage to Gaza’s agriculture sector.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 13, 2014

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Growing international support for operations in Iraq, Canada shares an Ebola vaccine, and Brazil’s leading socialist politician dies in a plane crash.

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 12, 2014

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It’s American weapons vs. American weapons in the fight for northern Iraq, and the World Health Organization okays use of experimental drugs to treat Ebola.

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● Wealth gap widened in recent years

● Tighter control for abused painkiller

● U.S. is land of high taxes for corporations

● How to stop corporate inversions

● Ebola bug feeds false fears

● FOIA suit seeks sexual assault records

Gov. Accountability Office Claims Pentagon Broke Laws During Bergdahl Exchange

The legal opinion from the nonpartisan group claims that the Pentagon failed to inform Congress of the trade within a given timeframe and that money was used illegally for the exchange

Hagel Warns Of Long-Term Operations In Iraq Against Militants

Hagel referred to the terrorist group as barbaric and warned of their threat to the U.S., the Secretary also discussed the secret military operation in Syria, which the public learned of Wednesday

Syrian Opposition Marks One Year Since Damascus Chemical Attacks

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Syrian’s foremost opposition group alleges the Assad government is still using chemical weapons in spite of an international effort to remove such weapons.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 21, 2014

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It’s been one year since the largest chemical weapons attack in Syria, and a Brazilian environmentalist surges in popularity ahead of October elections.

Nixon Orders Withdrawal Of National Guard From Ferguson

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With the withdrawal of the National Guard, the State Highway Patrol will assume control of the situation in Ferguson from a security perspective.