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Recovery Coach Helps An Addict Resist Heroin's Lure

Sun, 2014-08-10 11:06

A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.

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Turkey's Erdogan Wins First Direct Presidential Election

Sun, 2014-08-10 11:02

The country's prime minister for the past decade has said he wants to expand the powers of the until-now largely ceremonial post.

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Look For The Super-Est Moon Of The Summer

Sun, 2014-08-10 10:34

The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies Sunday night, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.

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Private Prisons House More Latinos Than Do Public Ones, Study Finds

Sun, 2014-08-10 10:27

An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.

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St. Louis Police: Black Teen Shot In Altercation With Officers

Sun, 2014-08-10 09:05

An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.

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West African Border Crossings On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

Sun, 2014-08-10 08:54

Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.

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Israel Accepts New 72-Hour Cease-Fire In Gaza

Sun, 2014-08-10 05:15

Israeli officials say they have agreed to the new cease-fire deal reached in Cairo with representatives of Hamas.

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Iraq Claims Militants Executed Hundreds Of Minority Yazidis

Sun, 2014-08-10 04:17

The country's human rights minister tells Reuters that the dead from a massacre at Sinjar in northwestern Iraq were buried in mass graves by Islamic State fighters.

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Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

Sun, 2014-08-10 04:02

After 12 years as Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to jump to the president's office in Sunday's election. Secular Turks fear he will push the nation toward autocracy.

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Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

Cross-border attacks continued over the weekend between Israel and Gaza as talks aimed to end the fighting appeared to stall in Cairo.

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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Northern Iraq

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.

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Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin.

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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he broke the deal to protect his country's poor.

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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.

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She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

Sun, 2014-08-10 03:03

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

Sun, 2014-08-10 02:56

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

Sun, 2014-08-10 02:56

In a tragic collision, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver who was walking on a race track in upstate New York Saturday night, authorities said.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

Sun, 2014-08-10 01:26

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are concerned, and working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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