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For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:18

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:17

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:16

The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.

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TSA: Some On U.S.-Bound Flights Must Turn On Phones

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 22:30

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board flights, the Transportation Security Administration said.

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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 14:48

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 11:12

Even when the justices ruled together on cases, there was clear disagreement between them. Meanwhile, high-profile decisions in which they split 5-4 seemed particularly partisan.

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California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 10:55

The woman was walking barefoot as she wandered in and out of traffic on a freeway. In a video taken by a passing motorist, the officer is seen repeatedly pummeling the unidentified woman.

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Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 09:16

Djokovic won the Grand Slam men's singles final in five sets: 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

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Separate Attacks In Uganda, Kenya Leave Dozens Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 06:21

The extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for killing 13 people in a village on the coast of Kenya. In Uganda, 17 died in attacks on police stations.

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Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 05:04

Nine out of 10 communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.

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Israel Arrests 6 Jewish Youths In Teen's Death

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 04:17

The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is thought to have been out of revenge. Meanwhile, Khdeir's American cousin, reportedly beaten by Israeli police, has been placed under house arrest.

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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

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Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Documentarian Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to be involved in terrorist activities. He talks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his search.

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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

The pontiff will meet with six survivors Monday. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue of sex abuse by priests.

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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.

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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.

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