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At An Isolated Camp, Iraqi Police Prep For A Showdown With ISIS

Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.

In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides

The Islamic State is not believed to be in the Gaza Strip. But a flier in its name was recently sent around the territory. Both Israel and Hamas are trying to use it to their advantage.

Inside The Lives Of Chinese Restaurant Workers

Atticus Lish's novel and a recent New Yorker article have thrown a spotlight onto the plight of the workers in Chinese restaurants.

Atticus Lish's 'Preparation For The Next Life'

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

School Tries To Help Students By Coaching Parents

Pasadena schools are hosting "charlas" or chats where parents can learn tips on how to prepare their children for college.

'Saving Private Ryan' Among Films Being Preserved

The 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation span the years 1913 to 2004.

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2014

The results are in! St. Vincent's self-titled album was by far the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2014. On this week's show, we count down the Top 25.

Drone On Your Christmas List? Here Are A Few Things You Should Know.

Drones are emerging as an increasingly popular big-ticket gift item this year. Seth Stevenson shares drone advice and top picks.

Worries Rise In Russia As Ruble Falls

The slumping ruble has unleashed a spending spree, as consumers snap up electronics, furniture and cars before prices soar.

DJ Sessions: Best Songs Of 2014

Anne Litt and Travis Holcombe of KCRW listen back to some of the best songs of 2014, including sounds from Ty Segall and Caribou.