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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 13:14

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.

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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 13:04

Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.

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Cardiff march clash images released

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 13:03
CCTV images are released of people police want to speak to after violence erupts during a march through Cardiff city centre.

US bridge to get anti-suicide fence

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:53
A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.

England claim two diving golds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:42
Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree win England's second gold medal on the opening day of diving at Glasgow 2014.

Legia Warsaw 4-1 Celtic

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:39
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.

School standards £5m funding fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:37
There are fears millions of pounds could be diverted from current schools' improvements programmes to fund a new policy also aimed at raising standards.

Everton complete Lukaku signing

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:28
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.

Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:27

A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.

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Lessons to be learned over killings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:24
Lessons need to be learned from the case of a man who killed his wife and young son at their home near Porthmadog, an official review finds.

Tor attack may have unmasked users

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:16
Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.

Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Nearly two weeks since a Malaysia Airlines flight was downed over eastern Ukraine, fighting in the region continues to delay the start of an investigation. For more, Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Sonne, the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Senators Roll Out A Bill To Curb Sexual Assault On Campus

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on American college campuses. If passed, the bill would force colleges to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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As Wildfires Burns Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Wildfires are ravaging thousands of square miles on the West Coast, though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average. Still, responding to these fires has proven costly, and the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays for fighting them.

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A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.

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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Republicans in the House voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.

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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe he's overstepped his constitutional authority; specifically, the resolution would authorize a federal lawsuit for Obama's handling of the Affordable Care Act.

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