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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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Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 05:12

The first hurricane of the season — now downgraded to a tropical storm — skirted the U.S. East Coast, inconveniencing holiday revelers.

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Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 04:45

The nurses, most hailing from southern India, had been caught in Mosul since Sunni insurgents seized the city last month.

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Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:57

Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been part of the rebels' self-proclaimed republic, fell to government forces after a night of intense bombardment, witnesses and officials say.

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In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.

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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.

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How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina Senate race.

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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.

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One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

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