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Hurricane Arthur Makes History With Its Landfall

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Hurricane Arthur is dampening the July Fourth weekend along the eastern seaboard. It's the earliest hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina since records began in the mid-19th century.

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.

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Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Regulators and railroads have implemented new practices since a runaway oil train destroyed the center of a small Canadian town a year ago. One key improvement, however, will take some time.

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Jerusalem Is Roiled By Violence In A Third Day Of Clashes

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Journalist Daniel Estrin reports that dozens of Palestinians and Israeli police were injured in clashes in Jerusalem after the funeral for a Palestinian teenager.

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On July 4, A Celebration Of Walt Whitman's Irreverent Hymnal

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

For "This Week's Must-Read" poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips turns to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, the man who first heard America singing.

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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.

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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

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We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown

Fri, 2014-07-04 11:23

Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. Miki Sudo, who ate 34 franks and buns in the allotted time, won the women's competition.

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Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Fri, 2014-07-04 10:20

Brazil ended Colombia's Cinderella story on Friday with a 2-1 win to advance to the World Cup semifinals. On Tuesday Brazil will face Germany, who defeated France 1-0 in the quarterfinal.

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SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia, Host Of 'Opie & Anthony,' Over Tweets

Fri, 2014-07-04 09:55

The satellite radio network said his "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media" are inconsistent with its values. Cumia's tweets came after he was allegedly assaulted in New York.

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German Held On Suspicion Of Passing Classified Information

Fri, 2014-07-04 08:28

News reports say the unidentified man worked for Germany's spy agency and passed secrets to the U.S. Ties between the countries have been affected by revelations the NSA spied on Germans.

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Pentagon Grounds All F-35s Amid Fire Investigation

Fri, 2014-07-04 07:03

The Defense Department said the decision was made following a runway fire incident June 23 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The Air Force is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

Fri, 2014-07-04 06:46

As protesters block buses full of detainees from entering a border patrol station, many Murrieta residents say the federal government is the real root of the problem.

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Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Fri, 2014-07-04 06:14

Richard Neal, of Mint Hill., N.C., chronicled the storm from his point of view, which was a pretty darn good one.

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Richard Mellon Scaife, Philanthropist, Conservative Donor, Dies

Fri, 2014-07-04 06:13

The heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune revealed in May that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Scaife was 82.

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Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem Over Palestinian Teen's Funeral

Fri, 2014-07-04 05:25

Palestinians say the 16-year-old was killed by Israeli extremists. His body was found just days after the recovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

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Weakened Arthur Heads Up U.S. East Coast

Fri, 2014-07-04 04:44

The National Hurricane Center predicted further weakening as the Category 1 storm moved offshore. Arthur knocked out power for about 44,000 people in North Carolina.

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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Fri, 2014-07-04 04:29

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.

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Big Data Comes To College

Fri, 2014-07-04 03:38

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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Bored On The Fourth Of July? Try These Movies

Fri, 2014-07-04 03:03

Action, singing and lots of fireworks — American movies celebrate the Fourth of July.

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