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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 10:44

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.

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Dutch Premier Decries 'Utterly Disrespectful Behavior' At MH17 Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 09:13

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.

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States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:25

The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on Jan. 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.

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Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:12

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:09

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.

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400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 06:28

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Israel Intensifies Ground Operation In Gaza

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.

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People Share Moon Landing Memories On YouTube Channel

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can share memories from the historic day.

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Immigration Protests Continue In California Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Saturday is the second day of protests by those opposed housing migrant children in their towns. Murrieta, Calif., is among those cities, but many say the protesters don't represent their city.

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Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

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How Crash Could Change The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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Malaysian Airlines Copes With A Second Tragedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:42

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:27

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:08

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:42

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:32

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:31

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Nuclear Negotiations With Iran Extended 4 Months

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:04

The U.S., Iran and five other nations have agreed to continue talks past their Sunday deadline.

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