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Following High Court Decision, Aereo Suspends Operations

Sat, 2014-06-28 07:21

The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.

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Suspect In Benghazi Attacks Now On U.S. Soil, Pleads Not Guilty

Sat, 2014-06-28 06:05

Khattala made a brief appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He is facing charges in connection to the attacks that left four Americans dead.

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Report Blames 'Corrosive Culture' For Problems In VA System

Sat, 2014-06-28 05:11

President Obama received the report on Veterans Affairs Saturday. It said the "corrosive culture" led to personnel problems that affected the timeliness of health care.

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Golden Gate Bridge Board Approves Funding For Suicide Barrier

Sat, 2014-06-28 04:17

Since the iconic bridge opened in 1937, some 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths. A record 46 committed suicide off the bridge last year.

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Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

Sat, 2014-06-28 04:03

"The fault in our schools," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggests, is that rape culture still exists on many American college campuses.

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Kerry Urges Mideast Leaders To Contain ISIS

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.

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Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.

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Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

Saturday marks 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about how Sarajevans are commemorating the event.

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In Argentina, Pope Francis' Legacy Is Complex

Sat, 2014-06-28 03:49

The pope was a young priest during his nation's "Dirty War." Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Francis' controversial history and her article "Francis's Holy War."

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Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

Sat, 2014-06-28 02:05

The suits take aim at the kind of multi-drug execution procedures that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio, calling them a form of human experimentation.

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Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:13

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:10

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:10

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

Sat, 2014-06-28 01:08

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.

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Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

Fri, 2014-06-27 17:04

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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In The Stands At World Cup, It Was The U.S. That Beat Germany

Fri, 2014-06-27 16:09

In the David and Goliath match, American fans dominated the cheering section.

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Court Stays Decision Striking Down Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-06-27 16:05

The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.

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Ukraine Extends Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia Separatists

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:56

A hiatus in fighting was set to expire Friday, but Kiev says it's extending the deadline for three days.

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Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:25

The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.

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