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Air Algerie: Jet Likely Crashed In Mali With 116 Aboard

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:34

The MD-83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

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VIDEO: Witnesses describe two hour execution

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:32
Victims' family speak out, saying they don't believe inmate Joseph Wood was 'suffering' after a two-hour execution in Arizona.

Farah out of Commonwealth Games

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:27
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.

VIDEO: Meet the 'Women Against Feminism'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:25
The young women who say they don't need feminism

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:24
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Big rise in council redundancy costs

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:21
Cash-strapped Welsh councils have spent nearly twice as much on making staff redundant as they did last year, BBC Wales learns.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:18
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.

Banksy 'belongs to the government'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:09
A Banksy artwork painted on a Cheltenham house belongs to the Department for Transport, a retired chartered surveyor claims.

VIDEO: UK 'disappointed' no Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:08
The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:05

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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Walking stick gun handed to police

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:03
An antique shotgun disguised as a walking stick is handed in to police as part of a Greater Manchester gun amnesty.

In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them.

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

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With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.

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Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

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Why young children are fleeing Central America

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-24 02:00

The issue of how to deal with young illegal immigrants has been particularly troubling for the Obama administration, with more than 57,000 young migrants, most from Central America, apprehended at the southwest border since October.

María Elena Salinas co-anchors the Univision Network’s national newscast “Noticiero Univision” and the weekly primetime newsmagazine “Aquí y Ahora." She took a recent trip to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to explore the social, political, and economic reasons why children are fleeing from those countries to the United States. 

Click the media player above to hear Univision anchor María Elena Salinas in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

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