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Probe Of Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine 'Frozen' By Lack Of Access

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

A year ago, a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, killing everyone on board. NPR's Scott Simon and Michael Bociurkiw of the OSCE discuss the investigation.

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Chattanoogans Pray And Reflect After Shooting Tragedy

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

People of different faiths gathered at a Chattanooga church last night to show unity after this week's attacks on two military facilities, and to remember four Marines killed in the shootings.

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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Paris Market District

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

France is now McDonald's no. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.

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Remembering New Orleans' Overlooked Ties To Slavery

Sat, 2015-07-18 03:43

The city has a reputation for music, food and fun. But it's also a land with an economic history rooted in the domestic slave trade that tore families apart. Now, its legacy sits below the surface.

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Is N. Korea Facing A Famine Or Just Seeking More Aid?

Sat, 2015-07-18 02:13

The country warned in June it faces its worst drought in a century. That's raised concerns — and some doubts about the severity of the situation. In the 1990s, 1 million died in a famine.

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Is N. Korea Facing A Famine Or Just Seeking More Aid?

Sat, 2015-07-18 02:13

The country warned in June it faces its worst drought in a century. That's raised concerns — and some doubts about the severity of the situation. In the 1990s, 1 million died in a famine.

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The Seldom Seen Faces Of the 'Humans Of Kabul'

Sat, 2015-07-18 02:05

When Boston photographer David Fox moved to Afghanistan, he began to share pictures and stories about the day-to-day life that rarely gets covered by the press.

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When Is An Act Of Violence An Act Of Terrorism?

Fri, 2015-07-17 13:12

The word terrorism is a tricky one. That's because, as one linguist says, "terrorism itself, whatever that is" lives in a place between crime and war.

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Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Fri, 2015-07-17 13:10

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.

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What Do A Chlorinator And A Condom Tied To A Catheter Have In Common?

Fri, 2015-07-17 13:00

They're both featured on a list of 30 innovations that could save millions of lives over the next 15 years.

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Military Recruitment Centers Have A History Of Being Targeted

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:47

Michael Miller, a reporter with The Washington Post, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about military recruitment centers and how they have become easy targets for potential violence.

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Chattanooga Shootings Being Investigated As Terrorism

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:33

Investigators say it's still premature to speculate on the motives of the shooter, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez. They say he possessed some weapons legally; others may not have been obtained lawfully.

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WATCH: Magnus Effect Whisks Basketball Into The Spin Zone

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:20

A viral video by the Australian trick basketball team How Ridiculous demonstrates a property of physics that can make the ball appear to momentarily defy gravity.

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In Merkel's Uncomfortable Moment, A Glimpse Of Germany's Difficult Decisions

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:18

At a recent event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met a Palestinian girl, who said she hoped to stay in Germany. When Merkel explained why she couldn't, the moment caught the people's attention.

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Neighborhood Revitalization 101: A Crash Course For Detroiters In Investing

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:08

In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

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Professor Delivers Detroiters A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:08

In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

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Remembering The 4 Marines Who Died In Chattanooga Shootings

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:03

One day after the shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., authorities have announced the identities of the four Marines killed in the attack: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist and Lance Cpl. Squire Wells.

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As Chattanooga Mourns, Residents Struggle To Find Meaning In The Killings

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:03

Shock continues to ripple through Chattanooga, Tenn., as residents try to cope with Thursday's attack. Rabbit Zielke of WUTC reports on the community's reaction.

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Details Emerge On Chattanooga Shooting, But Big Question Persists: Why?

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:03

Law enforcement officials are still trying to piece together clues a day after a 24-year-old gunman killed four Marines during an attack on a recruitment office and a military training center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Investigators, who now have his computer and his phone, are trying to determine if he's had any contact with extremist groups.

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Paradise Fire Presents A Difficult Puzzle For Washington Firefighters

Fri, 2015-07-17 12:03

Over 1,600 acres of old-growth rainforest have burned in Washington's Olympic National Park. As Ashley Ahearn of KUOW reports, the wildfire is expected to persist through the rest of the summer.

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