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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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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.

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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The Two-Way
2:36 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

LISTEN: What São Paulo Sounds Like When The Seleção Scores

Members of Brazil's national team celebrate after scoring their third goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday.
Thanassis Stavrakis AP

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Much of the stories over the past few days about the World Cup have been about how what is arguably the world's football mecca has given the every-four-year spectacle a less than enthusiastic welcome.

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1:56 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Gun Control Activists March Across The Brooklyn Bridge Demanding Action

Demonstrators raise posters as they march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for tougher gun control laws on Saturday in New York.
John Minchillo AP

Hundreds of activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding reforms to the country's gun policies.

The march was organized by two groups — Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety — after a series of news-making mass shootings.

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11:55 am
Sat June 14, 2014

One Of Kenya's Legendary 'Tuskers' Is Killed By Poachers

Satao was a rare elephant with tusks so big they almost touched the ground.
Tsavo Trust

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 3:54 pm

Kenya is mourning the death of one of its legendary elephants.

Satao was known as a tusker, one of the few remaining elephants whose tusks are so big they almost touch the ground. Unfortunately, Satao faced an end many others have faced before: He was killed by poachers, who mutilated his head to remove his ivory.

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