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5:07 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Before Vegas Shooting, Couple Traveled To Bundy Ranch Stand-Off

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 6:17 pm

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Iraq
5:07 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

To Explain Iraq's Crisis, Some Lawmakers Point To 2011 Withdrawal

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 12:25 am

The Obama administration is drawing criticism from Republicans for its handling of the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about the administrations choices and the possible political consequences for the President.

Iraq
5:07 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

As ISIS Advances, Iraq's Military Melts Down

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 6:17 pm

Forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, now control much of Iraq, as the country's military has disintegrated in the face of the group's radical troops. NPR's Arun Rath talks to The Guardian's Martin Chulov in Baghdad about the latest.

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Iraq
5:07 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Military Strongmen: Seeding Chaos In The Name Of Power

Iraqis inspect destruction in the street following an explosion in Sadr City, Baghdad's northern Shiite-majority district in May.
Ali al-Saadi AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 8:11 am

In a region torn apart by violence, a leader who promises security above all else can be appealing. Three years after the chaos of the Arab Spring, these strongmen types are rising again in the Middle East.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is one of them, though he has yet to overcome the disaster now unfolding in Iraq. Iraqi lawyer Zaid al-Ali tells NPR's Arun Rath that Maliki is partly to blame for the crisis.

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The Two-Way
4:32 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Chuck Noll, Who Led Steelers To 4 Super Bowl Titles, Dies

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll shown in 1974 watching his team in action on the sidelines.
AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 11:02 am

Chuck Noll, the only NFL coach to lead a team to four Super Bowl titles, died on Friday at age 82.

Liz Reid, from NPR member station WESA in Pittsburgh, reports the Steelers coach was considered one of the greatest. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Noll took the head coaching job in Pittsburgh in 1969, after Penn State's Joe Paterno turned it down.

"The Steelers won a single game that season, but under Noll's guidance, they steadily improved their record until clinching their first Super Bowl victory in January 1975.

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