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The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:52

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

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Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:22

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:51

The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it's needed, officials say.

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'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Fri, 2014-07-25 14:32

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

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Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:57

The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador met at the White House to discuss the steep uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:49

The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.

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Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:44

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:42

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:35

A husband and wife who are doctors have been working on fact boxes for drugs that, like nutrition labels for foods, would more concisely convey a medicine's benefits and risks.

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:30

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country's ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

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Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want?

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris explains both sides' demands.

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For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State have begun a new round of fighting with the Syrian regime, surrounding a base outside its stronghold in Raqqa and launching offensives in Aleppo province and Kurdish regions. The death toll in Syria this week reportedly has reached 1,700, most of whom are combatants of one sort or another.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

On Thursday, a psychiatric patient opened fire at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital outside Philadelphia, killing a caseworker and injuring his psychiatrist. The psychiatrist returned fire with a gun of his own, injuring the gunman. Both patient and psychiatrist survived the gun fight.

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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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Leading Ebola Doctor Stricken With The Disease Himself

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone, has begun to exhibit symptoms of the disease. For more details on the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Daniel G. Bausch, a colleague of Khan's and an associate professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

Fri, 2014-07-25 11:10

Growing waistlines, a savvy clothing industry and good old-fashioned stubbornness have kept many men in pants that don't fit. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

Fri, 2014-07-25 10:38

It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions, putting up hurdles and then complaining about delays.

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Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'

Fri, 2014-07-25 10:11

The Arizona senator said he believes in the death penalty, but that was not "an acceptable way of carrying it out."

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