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Israel Intensifies Ground Operation In Gaza

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.

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People Share Moon Landing Memories On YouTube Channel

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can share memories from the historic day.

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Immigration Protests Continue In California Town

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Saturday is the second day of protests by those opposed housing migrant children in their towns. Murrieta, Calif., is among those cities, but many say the protesters don't represent their city.

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Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

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How Crash Could Change The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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Malaysian Airlines Copes With A Second Tragedy

Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

Sat, 2014-07-19 03:42

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

Sat, 2014-07-19 03:27

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

Sat, 2014-07-19 03:08

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

Sat, 2014-07-19 01:42

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

Sat, 2014-07-19 01:32

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

Sat, 2014-07-19 01:31

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Nuclear Negotiations With Iran Extended 4 Months

Fri, 2014-07-18 16:04

The U.S., Iran and five other nations have agreed to continue talks past their Sunday deadline.

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New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots

Fri, 2014-07-18 15:52

The shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in New York City led to six days of rioting in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant — the first in a series of violent protests in 1964.

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White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:26

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.

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Wrap-up: The Day's Events In Eastern Ukraine And Gaza

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:46

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel offer a summary of what's now known about the two big stories of the day: the shot-down Malaysian jet, and the mounting Israeli ground invasion in the Gaza Strip.

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Inside Gaza And Under Israeli Fire, A Family Tries To Stay Safe

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:41

The Israeli army's invasion on the margins of the Gaza Strip has already wreaked havoc and injury for Gazans. A day in the life of the Abu Tawila family illustrates that stark and tragic reality.

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Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:35

Since October thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have been taken into custody. Author Kate Bernheimer recommends a book to help reflect on the lives of these children.

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Among The Ruins Of The Plane, Tentative Steps To Secure Order

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:18

Journalist Noah Sneider was at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down, killing all 298 people onboard. Sneider updates Audie Cornish on the state of the site.

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