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Ask Me Anything: Emily Harris On Everything Mideast

Wed, 2014-07-02 11:35

Just over a year ago, NPR's Emily Harris packed up and moved to Jerusalem. She covers Israel and the Palestinian territories, which means plenty of politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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As Supreme Court Term Ends, Journalist Examines Its Decisions

Wed, 2014-07-02 10:47

The Supreme Court term ended Monday. The New York Times correspondent and lawyer Adam Liptak talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about what the decisions reveal about the nine justices.

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U.S. Privacy Board Says NSA Internet Spying Is Constitutional

Wed, 2014-07-02 10:42

Some parts of the program come "close to the line of constitutional reasonableness," so the board is offering some proposals to fix those concerns.

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Protesters Turn Back Buses Of Immigrant Detainees Near San Diego

Wed, 2014-07-02 10:10

The buses were carrying nearly 140 people who had reportedly crossed the border in Texas. The protest drew a counterprotest by advocates for immigrants.

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Costlier Digital Mammograms May Not Be Better For Older Women

Wed, 2014-07-02 09:43

Digital mammograms are sharper and aid diagnosis, radiologists say. But these scans aren't significantly better than film scans in finding tumors in older women, a study finds. And they cost more.

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Unions Fear High Court's Ruling Opens Door To More Trouble

Wed, 2014-07-02 09:05

In a major labor law decision, the Supreme Court stopped short of preventing public employee unions from collecting compulsory dues. But some justices might be willing to take that step soon.

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With Help From Extinct Humans, Tibetans Adapted To High Altitude

Wed, 2014-07-02 09:03

When it comes to living at extreme altitudes, Tibetans may have gotten a leg up from Denisovans, a species of archaic humans that lived about 50,000 years ago.

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At 50, The Civil Rights Act Creates 'Opportunities For All Americans'

Wed, 2014-07-02 08:51

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michel Martin speaks with historians Charles Cobb and Taylor Branch about the legacy of the Act and what it accomplished.

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Mourning In The Closet: She Was More Than My Best Friend

Wed, 2014-07-02 08:51

StoryCorps, the team that brings you conversations between loved ones, is now highlighting voices of the LGBTQ community. OutLoud brings a story about losing a partner while living in the closet.

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Google Glass Faces A Ban In British Movie Theaters

Wed, 2014-07-02 07:41

Just one week after the Google Glass eyewear went on sale in the U.K., fears of movie piracy have led an industry group to call for a ban on the device in theaters.

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Easy Method For Making Stem Cells Was Too Good To Be True

Wed, 2014-07-02 07:37

Scientific papers that claimed stem cells could be made in the laboratory simply by dipping regular cells in acid didn't hold up under scrutiny. Now the work is being retracted because of errors.

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Oh, Pooh: Bear Cub Gets Head Stuck In Cookie Jar

Wed, 2014-07-02 07:19

A plastic jar of animal crackers was too enticing for a young bear in New Jersey, which got its head irretrievably wedged

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'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:26

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., startup thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.

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Navy Promotes Its First Female 4-Star Admiral

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:14

Adm. Michelle Howard says that when she called a Navy office to order the women's four-star shoulder boards, she was told that they didn't exist.

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It's The End Of The World As We Know It, So Give Us Money

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:04

As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.

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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:03

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

Wed, 2014-07-02 05:09

After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and (briefly) naming him secretary of defense on Wikipedia.

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Palestinians Clash With Israeli Forces After Teen Is Abducted

Wed, 2014-07-02 03:35

In Jerusalem, violence follows the discovery of a body believed to be that of an abducted Palestinian teen. The crime is being seen as a possible act of retribution for the deaths of three Israelis.

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Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

Wed, 2014-07-02 03:03

It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wed, 2014-07-02 00:11

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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