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In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 17:17

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 16:40

Scientists hoped the baby's apparent cure would lead to similar treatments in infants worldwide. But with the child still HIV-positive, some question the ethics of a large study in other children.

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Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 15:40

A Pew report found that the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the past decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.

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Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 15:03

HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.

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'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 14:48

A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.

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Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 14:03

The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.

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