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September 30, 2014
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PRI's The World: 9/29/2014 It's been a summer of upheaval and violence around the world, but Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that deadly violence is decreasing globally and has been for decades. Plus, we get the latest on the student protests in Hong Kong, and as well as the view from Beijing. And we take the pulse of the Indian-American community in New York City as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Madison Square Garden.
PRI's The World: 9/26/2014 We meet a group of Yazidi women who've managed to escape from their ISIS kidnappers. The women say they're happy to be free but remain uncertain for their future. And from the satire desk, a stand up comedian reveals what's behind the social media hashtag #muslimapology. Also, this might be the best time to be a beer lover as America's craft beer boom is getting more popular in far-flung places around the world
PRI's The World: 9/25/2014 Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down ? we take a look at the legacy he will leave. Also, a Syrian resident worries American air strikes may drive other Syrians to support extremist groups. And we head to a London pub where Kate Bush mania is flourishing.
World Headlines
Hong Kong set for holiday protests Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong prepare for what they hope will be the biggest rallies in their campaign so far, as China marks National Day.
Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
First Ebola case diagnosed on US soil The first case of Ebola diagnosed on US soil is confirmed by medical officials in Dallas, Texas.
Cribbing from the Netflix playbook
The service has a virtual monopoly on streaming TV. How can anyone compete?
Excerpt: 'Law of the Jungle'
Read from Paul Barrett's book about one lawyer's face-off with oil executives.
eBay and PayPal split
What a difference eight months makes.
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