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The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 01:30

What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.

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The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 01:30

What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.

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Congress' Latest Death Match Involves A Bank You've Never Heard Of

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 01:19

The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.

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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 12:54

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 11:17

The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.

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Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 09:43

The comedian and television star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alleges negligence on the part of the retail giant, whose driver was exceeding the speed limit.

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CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 09:03

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the laboratories after last month's possible exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax and the discovery of a vial of smallpox this week.

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33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 07:58

Police say the unidentified gunmen, wearing a mix of plain clothes and camouflage, killed dozens of people in eastern Baghdad.

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Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 05:53

The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.

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Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 05:04

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.

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Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:32

His driving rhythm was key to the sound of the 1970s punk band that influenced a generation of musicians that followed.

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Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:08

FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.

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People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.

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Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue until "peace and quiet" is restored. Meanwhile, tanks have been moved to the border for a possible ground invasion.

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Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.

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Conflict Continues In Gaza Strip, With No Cease-Fire In Sight

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began, and nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza.

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What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.

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Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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