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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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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:38

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Israel And Gaza Struck By Rockets, Bombs And A Sense Of Deja Vu

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:36

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

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Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-12 01:36

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

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Tech IRL: The 'right to be forgotten'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:54

Citizens in the European Union can ask to be removed from search engines if the results are "inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive." Google recently removed a news article from the BBC due to one reader's complaint. Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary and Ben Johnson of Marketplace Tech look at what that means for individuals in the EU and themselves. Could the decision lead to a slippery slope of censorship?

Click play above to hear Lizzie and Ben discuss what the ruling means

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