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September 18, 2014
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PRI's The World: 9/18/2014 Immigration courts are starting to decide the fate of tens of thousands of young Central Americans who entered the the US illegally. We wonder what has happened to migrants after they've been deported. Plus, the UK becomes one of the first western countries to create an Islamic finance investment bond. And as Scotland goes to the polls today, we visit a bagpipe factory in Pakistan, of all places.
PRI's The World: 9/17/2014 The Obama Administration sends US troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Plus, passengers in Pakistan chase a former government minister off a plane after his late arrival kept them waiting at the gate for hours. And a fashion designer who's making stunning patterns from images of cancer cells.
PRI's The World: 9/16/2014 The US carries out airstrikes near Baghdad where a tense sectarian mood is emerging and where the "fear of the other is seeping even to the people you know." Also, a Ukrainian-American author writes about the Ukrainian community in Brighton Beach and muses on the relationships between those who left and those who stayed behind. Plus, the coffee maker that turned James Bond into a coffee snob.
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Counts start in Scottish referendum Counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
Video of British hostage released A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
Ebola 'threat to world security' The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.
Bezos wins a round in the billionaire space race
The billionaire's space venture Blue Origin announced a new partnership with NASA.
Some surprising facts about states and student data
Student data is mostly test results and general demographics. Mostly.
The shortcomings of the corporate wellness program
Companies save money by implementing them. But employees bear most of the cost.
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