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Middle East
8:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 12:33 pm

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

Health Care
8:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 12:19 pm

A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension.

Law
8:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Sexual Harassment, Abuse Systemic In Modeling World

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

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Iraq
8:01 am
Sun June 22, 2014

As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 12:33 pm

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

The Two-Way
7:27 am
Sun June 22, 2014

U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard works out during a training session. "We're going to do our best to bottle him up," Howard said of Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Julio Cortez AP

Originally published on Sun June 22, 2014 10:17 am

The World Cup round of 16 in Brazil is taking shape.

Already in: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Netherlands. The big question: Will the United States join that distinguished list today?

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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