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The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 18:52

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

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The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 18:52

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

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Fiddler's 50-year stage appeal

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 18:25
How musical Fiddler on the Roof became a surprise lasting hit

Tedium, tragedy and tar: The slowest drops in science

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 18:21
Tedium, tragedy and tar: the slowest drops in science

Preventing injury and illness in athletes

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 17:59
Preventing injury and illness in athletes

Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 17:22

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 17:00
Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.

How will Puerto Rico's poor economy affect you?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:51

For the first time in more than a decade, lawmakers in Puerto Rico balanced their budget. And during the past ten years, the US territory has had a rough economic go: A major recession hampered state revenues, while a major crackdown on the drug trade along the U.S. border pushed much of the trafficking (and violence) into Puerto Rico. The combination of a lingering recession and an influx of drugs has led to the highest murder rate in the U.S. – almost six times higher than the national average.

It’s also led some analysts to call Puerto Rico “the New Detroit.”

That got us wondering if the balanced budget is an indicator of brighter days ahead for the Puerto Rico. And if you’re thinking at this point, “who cares about some small, tropical island?” we’ll ask you: “Do you have mutual funds?”

Puerto Rico is one of the largest issuers of bonds in the U.S. And because of a preferred tax status granted to the commonwealth, Puerto Rico’s bonds end up in many portfolios. We wanted to find out whether Puerto Rico is, indeed, the new Detroit, so we spoke with the President of Maglan Capital,

An app that combats texting while driving accidents

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:46

Kids, you gotta start looking up. It’s never been a more dangerous time to be a pedestrian, in large part, because people are no longer looking where they’re walking. Instead, they keep their eyes fixed on their mobile phones, because a broken leg or a shattered clavicle is totally worth keeping up to the minute tabs on what your FB friends are eating, drinking, or how they’re dressing their pets.

In this installment of Tech IRL, Lizzie and Marketplace’s Tech Ben Johnson walk around Manhattan to spotlight new technology that is supposed to help mobile-phone caused pedestrian and motorist accidents.

Authors and actors revive cricket rivalry

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:32
Are authors or actors better at cricket?

The tragic coffin prank

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:30
Author Jeremy Clay tells the singular story of the girl who was frightened to death by a coffin.

'New virus' discovered in human gut

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 16:14
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.

12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:51

The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it's needed, officials say.

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The man serving life for marijuana

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:39
The man serving a life sentence for marijuana

Scotland pool party but where's the star guest?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:34
Scotland win three swimming golds at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but what happened to poster boy Michael Jamieson?

Brains, beauty and brawn: Meet England's power couple

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:29
How weightlifting brought together a lover of ancient Greek myths and a Latin-dancing beauty queen.

The most important battle you've probably never heard of

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:21
The most important battle you have probably never heard of

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:18
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

Legend's first race car up for sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 15:16
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart's first ever race car is being put up for auction, with an estimate of £35,000-£50,000.
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