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Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine For Safety Defects

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 15:51

The automaker admits it failed to promptly recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.

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A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:47

It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?

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For Many Syrian Refugees, Life Must Begin Again In Lebanon

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:28

The war in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people. Many of them are women and girls who fled across the border into Lebanon — where tensions are growing between the refugees and their hosts.

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What Does California Ruling Mean For Migrants Held At Detention Centers?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:06

A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling.

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Oklahoma Takes A Hard Look At What Police Seize — And How It's Spent

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 13:06

The state's loose civil forfeiture laws allow authorities to seize funds and property without charges. Alleged abuses include using funds to pay off an assistant district attorney's student loans.

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British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 10:57

The 30-year-old repeats his 2013 victory, beating back a late-stage attack by Colombian Nairo Quintana.

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Syria's Assad Admits Setbacks In Civil War, But Vows To Win

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 10:25

Speaking in a televised address in Damascus, Assad promised: "We will resist and we will win."

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Mexico Judge Orders Prison Officials Detained In 'El Chapo' Escape

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 07:46

Joaquin Guzman slipped out of his cell on July 11, via an underground tunnel. He is believed to have had inside help in the jailbreak.

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While Obama Talks Security In Kenya, Al-Shabab Carries Out Attack In Somalia

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 06:20

The al-Qaida affiliated extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu that has killed at least four people.

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President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 04:13

The remarks came in a speech wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya. Next, Obama goes to Ethiopia.

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Cost Of War: Veterans Remember USS Indianapolis, Shark Attacks

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 04:06

After delivering the atomic bomb for the U.S. attack on Hiroshima 70 years ago, the Indianapolis was torpedoed and sank. Its story has been all but forgotten, but 32 survivors are having a reunion.

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Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:32

French farmers demanding higher prices for meat and milk have brought chaos to the country's vacation season by holding protests and blocking roads across the country.

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For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:32

Steve Deace, an Iowa conservative talk radio host, speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the Republican field is shaping up for caucuses this winter.

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On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:32

Signed into law 25 years ago, the Americans With Disabilities Act was supposed to open the doors to employment for many. But only a small percentage of disabled Americans are working today.

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On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:32

Baltimore is having one of the most violent summers in years. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to local activist Ray Kelly about what police and the public can do to improve the situation there.

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Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:32

Correspondent Greg Warner speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about President Obama's address to the Kenyan people.

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The 2016 Election Is All About Economics — And Anger

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:03

It's the (frustration about the) economy, stupid. Democrats and Republicans are trying to channel that, but offer very different solutions — so much so, it seems they live in two different realities.

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What's In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S.

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 03:03

The author grew up in India, where namaste was a way of saying hello — respectfully — to his elders. In America's yoga culture, he's found, it has a very different vibe.

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Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 01:43

Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but raised in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 as the country's economic crisis began. She describes covering a story that often hits close to home.

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Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 01:43

Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but raised in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 as the country's economic crisis began. She describes covering a story that often hits close to home.

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