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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Sat, 2014-07-12 12:54

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount

Sat, 2014-07-12 11:17

The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.

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Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash

Sat, 2014-07-12 09:43

The comedian and television star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alleges negligence on the part of the retail giant, whose driver was exceeding the speed limit.

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CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares

Sat, 2014-07-12 09:03

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the laboratories after last month's possible exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax and the discovery of a vial of smallpox this week.

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33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad

Sat, 2014-07-12 07:58

Police say the unidentified gunmen, wearing a mix of plain clothes and camouflage, killed dozens of people in eastern Baghdad.

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Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples

Sat, 2014-07-12 05:53

The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.

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Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD

Sat, 2014-07-12 05:04

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.

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Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

Sat, 2014-07-12 04:32

His driving rhythm was key to the sound of the 1970s punk band that influenced a generation of musicians that followed.

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Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory

Sat, 2014-07-12 04:08

FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.

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People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit

Sat, 2014-07-12 04:03

On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.

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Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue until "peace and quiet" is restored. Meanwhile, tanks have been moved to the border for a possible ground invasion.

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Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.

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Conflict Continues In Gaza Strip, With No Cease-Fire In Sight

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began, and nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza.

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What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.

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Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:38

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Israel And Gaza Struck By Rockets, Bombs And A Sense Of Deja Vu

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.

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