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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

One U.S. appeals court panel tossed out federal subsidies for low-income insurance buyers, while another three-judge panel affirmed them. The issue has the potential to gut the health care overhaul.

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Newark Police Placed Under Federal Microscope For Rampant Misconduct

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight.

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Amid CAR's Bloodshed, Thousands Dead And Little Help For The Living

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Sectarian violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic just over a year ago. According to Sylvain Groulx of Doctors Without Borders, the conflict's casualty count is staggering: One in three families there have lost at least one family member.

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In A Crowded Gaza, A Growing Sense That Nowhere Is Safe

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:14

Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.

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UK experts to retrieve MH17 data

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:09
British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, says Prime Minister David Cameron.

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:06

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:06

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

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US courts conflict on Obamacare law

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:04
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

Fire tackled at Science Centre tower

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:02
Fire fighters are called to the Glasgow Science Centre tower, days after it opened following years of technical problems.

Selfie 'sexters' in child sex warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:53
Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.

Charters, Money And Test Scores

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:38

The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.

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Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:31

Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?

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Boxer Evans out of Glasgow Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:24
Gold medal hope Fred Evans is out of Glasgow 2014 as Team Wales suffer yet another major setback in the build-up.

Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:23
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.

As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:19

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's lots of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:17

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

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Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:12

Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl had committed suicide before the trial began.

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Stolen rabbit discovered in postbox

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:01
A postman in Maltby discovers a rabbit inside a postbox in a "silly prank" after it was stolen from its owner.
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