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With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:50

More than $400 million is being moved from other programs to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection from running out of money.

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If A Water Main Isn't Broke, Don't Fix It (For 300 Years?)

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:49

Recent water-related problems in Los Angeles and Ohio have put a focus on infrastructure. Many of the pipes in the U.S. are more than 100 years old and may not be replaced for another 100 years.

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West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:46
The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.

'We Must Act Now, And Heavily, To Contain This Disease'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:44

Saran Daraba Kaba, the executive secretary of the Mano River Union, talks to Melissa Block about efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Murray loses to Tsonga in Toronto

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:43
Andy Murray loses 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

VIDEO: Nick Park on counting his sheep

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:40
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

Flood traps drivers and cuts power

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:38
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.

Watkinson sorry over England rain woe

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:37
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.

Preventing HIV With Medicine Can Carry A Stigma

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:25

No doctor would refuse to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins to patients because they're overweight. But despite guidelines, some doctors aren't offering preventive drugs to those at risk for HIV.

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WHO Warns That Ebola Outbreak Won't End Without International Help

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan took this step after a unanimous vote by an advisory committee of infectious disease experts.

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In France, The Seeds Of A Hatred Renewed

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

Many Jews say that there has been a rise in anti-Semitism in France. What is the nature of this new wave of hatred for Jews, and who — or what — is the cause of it?

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As Cease-Fire Reaches Its Close, Fire Reignites In Gaza

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

After a three-day cease-fire, which saw some halting peace talks in Egypt, fighting has resumed between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio. Phosphorous in the fertilizer flows into Lake Erie and feeds an algal bloom, which contaminated the city's water supply. WCPN's Sarah Jane Tribble speaks to farmers about the long-term problem of pollution in Lake Erie.

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University President Takes A Chunk Out Of His Pay To Give Others A Boost

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, has given himself a $90,000 pay cut in order to increase the wages of the university's lowest-paid employees. He tells Melissa Block why.

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Over 900 Authors Lend Their Names To A Letter Backing Hachette

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

Douglas Preston wrote an open letter supporting book publisher Hachette in its dispute with Amazon, which has since spread among his readers and throughout the literary community. More than 900 other writers have signed on, including John Grisham and Stephen King.

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Pistorius Trial Nears A Verdict

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The murder trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius is nearing its conclusion in South Africa. To hear more about the closing arguments, Audie Cornish speaks with BBC correspondent Milton Ngozi, who has been covering the trial in Pretoria.

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U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Iraqi Militants, With Narrow Aims

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

U.S. jet fighters have commenced airstrikes against the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, American cargo planes have also begun humanitarian airdrops to support a minority religious community now surrounded by the group in the mountains of northern Iraq.

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Tea Party Losing Every Senate Battle And Winning The War

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 11:55

Meaningful as this rightward shift has been for the GOP and the Senate, the insurgent elements would have preferred to actually knock off a few of their targets.

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US air strike on militants in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 11:42
US aircraft launch air strike against Islamic State artillery near Irbil in northern Iraq, the Pentagon says.

Jam sandwiches Trott's 'secret weapon'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 11:21
Laura Trott says the defence of her RideLondon Women's Grand Prix title on Saturday will be powered by jam sandwiches.
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