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China: 37 Civilians, 59 Attackers Killed In Xinjiang Violence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 19:25

Last week's violence in the western province is the deadliest unrest in months that authorities blame on ethnic separatists.

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Economic Growth Hits Headlines, But Not Wallets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 13:05

Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.

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The NFL's Punters (Finally) Land One In The Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 12:45

Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

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First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:26

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

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Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:03

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.

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Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:12

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:00

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:02

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:59

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:56

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

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Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum: Why It Might Help

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?

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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:48

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.

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Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:58

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:21

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

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