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Top World Figures of 2014

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TuneIn's editors pick the most newsworthy people of 2014.

TuneIn's editors pick the most newsworthy people of 2014.
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TuneIn's editors pick the most newsworthy people of 2014.

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Abu Bakr: The Man Behind the Islamic State

12/4/2014
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A profile of Islamic State's mysterious leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (All Things Considered, NPR, 8/18/2014)

Duration: 00:10:00


Kailash and Malala: Nobel Peace Prize 2014

12/4/2014
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We know the story of Malala Yousafzai's struggle for women's education. But who is Kailash Satyarthi? (The World, PRI, 10/10/2014)

Duration: 00:15:00


Cliven Bundy's America

12/4/2014
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Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks about the message he received from God to ʺdisarmʺ the federal agents who tried to stop him from letting his cattle graze on federal land. (RadioWest, KUER, 8/6/2014)

Duration: 01:00:00


President Sisi: Egypt Goes Full-Circle

12/4/2014
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Two years after the Arab Spring and the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won the country's presidency in a widely criticized election, once again bringing Egypt under the authority of a military regime. (Late Night Live, RN, 7/1/2014)

Duration: 00:30:00


President Obama Faces Off with Congress

12/4/2014
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After two years of waiting for Congress to pass immigration reform, President Obama threw down the gauntlet this fall, taking executive action to overhaul U.S. immigration policy. The House of Representatives has sued him for it. (The Takeaway, WNYC)

Duration: 00:15:00


Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, and Professional Sports

12/4/2014
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Former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely from the NFL in September over the release of a video where Rice punched his wife in the face. Does their experience, and the initially soft response from the NFL, tell a larger story about domestic violence in professional sports? (Only A Game, WBUR, 9/13/2014)

Duration: 00:10:00


Pope Francis Continues to Make Waves

12/4/2014
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Pope Francis continues to shake up the Catholic Church, most recently with a Vatican synod discussing abortion and homosexuality. (All Things Considered, NPR, 11/30/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00