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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.

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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 03:03

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 01:16

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 13:14

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.

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American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 13:05

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.

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Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 13:04

Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.

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Shootout Victory Sends Netherlands To World Cup Semifinals

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 10:46

Netherlands finally ended Costa Rica's impressive run at the World Cup, but it wasn't without a fight. They will face Argentina in the semifinals, who defeated Belgium 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

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WATCH: Hurricane Arthur From 30 Miles Out At Sea

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 09:44

Video shot from off the North Carolina coast at Frying Pan Tower, a former U.S. Coast Guard Light Station that's been converted to a bed and breakfast.

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Palestinian Teen 'Burned Alive,' According To Official

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 08:52

The body of the 16-year-old boy, thought to have been kidnapped and murdered by Jewish extremists, was found earlier this week with extensive burns.

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Philadelphia Row House Fire Kills 4 Children

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 07:52

The fire that broke out very early this morning swept through 10 row houses in a predominately African immigrant community in the city's southwest.

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Czech Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Title

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:29

Kvitova picked up her second Wimbledon trophy, besting Canadian opponent Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0.

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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 06:28

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.

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