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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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Joep Lange, Who Died On Flight MH17, Changed The Way We Fight AIDS

Fri, 2014-07-18 13:02

He was a passenger on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. Those who knew researcher and activist Joep Lange say he was a giant in the battle against AIDS — and truly "a scientist with a heart."

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U.S. Citizen Killed On MH17 Lived Mainly In Netherlands

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:52

Quinn Schansman, a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen, was born in New York City. His father reportedly lives in the San Francisco area.

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Israeli Forces Move Into Gaza, 'Terrorist Tunnels' In Cross Hairs

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:05

NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on the latest news from the Gaza Strip, where Israel has undertaken a ground invasion against Hamas operatives. It's the first time in five years that the Israeli military has conducted a ground operation.

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In 5 Months, 2 Lost Planes: Malaysians Struggle To Cope

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:05

Malaysia is reeling from the loss of a second plane in five months. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports on the reaction from Malaysians in the country's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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Unanimous Vote Could Mean Reduced Penalties For 46,000 Defendants

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:05

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Friday on a recommendation that Congress lower certain mandatory drug sentences retroactively. The move could cut almost two years off of thousands of prisoners' sentences.

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The Short Spiral: From A Peace Plan Scuttled To A Gaza Invasion

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:05

Until a few weeks ago, Assistant Secretary of State Martin Indyk had been running the faltering U.S. effort to put Israelis and Palestinians on a path toward peace. He speaks with Robert Siegel about the violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel's unfolding ground invasion.

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After Abortion Ruling, Mass. Pushes To Replace Buffer Zone Law

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:05

Just three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics that perform abortions, lawmakers there are rushing through a replacement.

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