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The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:52

Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.

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Federal Panel Backs FluMist For Kids, But The Shot Isn't Dead Yet

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:07

The live vaccine nose spray protects children better, a federal panel says, but pediatricians aren't sold. They say it's too risky for the many children with asthma or compromised immunity.

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When Heat Stroke Strikes, Cool First, Transport Later

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:41

To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.

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USA Vs. Belgium: If The World Cup Were Played In Beer

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:33

If Tuesday's match were played in beer, it seems that everyone would win. Here's some analysis to shed light on what the U.S. and Belgium bring to the table.

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U.K. Loses Big Vote On The Future Of Europe — Now What?

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:48

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was furious when EU leaders voted to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. It raises questions about the U.K.'s future in the EU.

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A Doctor Tries To Save A 9-Year-Old Stricken With Ebola

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:08

The child was brought to a treatment center in the back of a pickup truck with his dying mother. Doctors knew his condition was dire. But they thought that maybe they could save him.

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White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet's Nest

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:14

When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.

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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Fri, 2014-06-27 06:37

A high school chemistry teacher in the U.K. started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the Web.

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U.S. Says It Won't Make More Anti-Personnel Land Mines

Fri, 2014-06-27 06:12

Saying it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel land mines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make "or otherwise acquire" them.

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Top Shiite Cleric Calls For Deal On Next Iraqi Leader Amid Crisis

Fri, 2014-06-27 04:50

The call Friday by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Human Rights Watch said ISIS militants likely executed at least 160 unarmed men when they took the city of Tikrit.

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Suarez Ban Is 'Excessive,' Bite Victim Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 04:44

Days after being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini says Suarez's four-month ban from soccer is too harsh.

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Ukraine Signs Trade Deal With EU, Risking Russia's Ire

Fri, 2014-06-27 03:13

The economic deal, which comes as a tense cease-fire is set to expire Friday in Ukraine, also includes two other former Soviet states, Moldova and Georgia.

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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

Thu, 2014-06-26 23:36

As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.

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A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot

Thu, 2014-06-26 23:23

On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro takes a tour of the city and learns the improbable story behind that shot heard round the world.

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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

Thu, 2014-06-26 23:22

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

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As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price Of Pork Continues To Rise

Thu, 2014-06-26 23:21

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.

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Drink Up: NYC Ban On Big Sodas Canned

Thu, 2014-06-26 22:23

Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks.

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Wiggins Is No. 1, Napier To Miami In NBA Draft

Thu, 2014-06-26 22:13

The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick to select Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins. The Charlotte Hornets drafted Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier with the 24th pick and traded him to Miami.

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GM Stops Selling Late-Model Chevy Cruzes; Recall Expected

Thu, 2014-06-26 13:56

Some 33,000 Cruzes for model years 2013 and 2014 have been identified with a fault that could prevent their air bags from properly inflating.

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Howard Baker's Legacy: Political, But Not Partisan

Thu, 2014-06-26 13:33

At a time when Washington and its insiders are widely reviled, the late Senate majority leader will be remembered as a Washington insider who was widely revered.

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