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Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from Donetsk, Ukraine, says government forces appear to be gaining ground against rebels who control the wreckage site.

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News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 04:11

The government has already swept up 25,000 officials this year. The most recent high-profile victim is CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang, but it's not clear what he's suspected of doing.

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You'll Be Maaaaaaaad About Goat If You Follow This Chef's Recipe

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 03:03

Goat — it's the other red meat! And it's easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You've got to break down that meat, and you've got to give it love.

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Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 03:03

NPR's Lidia Jean Kott talked to Jason Aaron, the writer of the new female Thor. When she first talked to him she knew nothing about superhero comics, but after some research she became a fan.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Offensive As Hamas Offers New Cease-Fire

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 00:08

A proposed 24-hour extension to Saturday's humanitarian cease-fire didn't last past Sunday morning. Hamas, which rejected that truce, says it is now willing to accept a new cease-fire.

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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:13

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 12:15

Alexander the Great complained about the tunnels under Gaza during his siege of the area in 332 BC. They are still an issue today as the Israelis and Palestinians slug it out.

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Ukrainian Troops Said Poised To Retake Rebel-Held Donetsk

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 11:34

Kiev's forces have been advancing on key rebel stronghold in hopes of forcing a collapse of the separatist movement.

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Vincenzo Nibali Set For Tour De France Victory

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 10:13

The 29-year-old cyclist will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey into Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998. This year's event was marked by favorites dropping out early on.

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Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 09:03

Rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict.

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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 08:24

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:41

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

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Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:22

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 05:08

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:40

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

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NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

It was a controversial week for the National Football League. Bloomberg's Kavitha Davidson brings NPR's Scott Simon up to date.

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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 04:34

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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