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Court In Uganda Throws Out Anti-Gay Law

Fri, 2014-08-01 04:09

The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when Parliament voted on the measure, which made some acts of homosexuality punishable with life in prison.

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Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

Fri, 2014-08-01 04:03

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.

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Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is Over

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:28

Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores of people.

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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:48

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.

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Hours After It Began, Gaza Cease-Fire Appears To Unravel

Thu, 2014-07-31 22:11

The three-day truce that began this morning seems to be crumbling, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating it. Four Palestinians were reportedly killed in the southern town of Rafah.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:01

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:34

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:03

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:55

The truce begins Friday morning local time. Envoys will travel to Cairo to negotiate a possible longer peace deal.

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:45

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:44

It will take at least three to six months to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the health agency says. Fifty-seven people have died in four days, raising the death toll to 729.

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On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:26

Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:20

Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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