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What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 13:02

Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.

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On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 13:02

Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.

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Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 13:02

Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 11:08

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 11:08

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:08

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

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U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:58

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:29

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

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Smartsongs: Refrains The Brain Retains

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 07:11

Songs that teach and delight students of all ages.

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Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:45

Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country's population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.

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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 06:33

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

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Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 05:04

Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.

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Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from Donetsk, Ukraine, says government forces appear to be gaining ground against rebels who control the wreckage site.

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News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

The government has already swept up 25,000 officials this year. The most recent high-profile victim is CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang, but it's not clear what he's suspected of doing.

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You'll Be Maaaaaaaad About Goat If You Follow This Chef's Recipe

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 03:03

Goat — it's the other red meat! And it's easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You've got to break down that meat, and you've got to give it love.

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Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 03:03

NPR's Lidia Jean Kott talked to Jason Aaron, the writer of the new female Thor. When she first talked to him she knew nothing about superhero comics, but after some research she became a fan.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 00:08

A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday's humanitarian cease-fire didn't last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.

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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:13

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:15

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

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