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Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:13

Two large radio telescopes have detected very brief, powerful bursts of radio waves, and so far, scientists have no idea what's causing them.

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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Sat, 2014-07-26 04:09

Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.

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Temporary Cease-Fire In Gaza Appears To Be Holding

Sat, 2014-07-26 03:50

Hundreds of residents in the Palestinian territory are taking advantage of the 12-hour lull in fighting set to expire at 8 p.m. Israeli time (1 p.m. ET) to stock up on supplies.

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Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report

Fri, 2014-07-25 23:36

The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Suspect In Philadelphia Hospital Shooting Had History Of Gun Arrests

Fri, 2014-07-25 22:28

The alleged shooter had at least four gun arrests, along with assault and drug charges, according to police and court records.

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The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:52

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

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The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

Fri, 2014-07-25 18:52

Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

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Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:22

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:51

The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it's needed, officials say.

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'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Fri, 2014-07-25 14:32

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

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Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:57

The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador met at the White House to discuss the steep uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:49

The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.

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Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:44

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:42

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:35

A husband and wife who are doctors have been working on fact boxes for drugs that, like nutrition labels for foods, would more concisely convey a medicine's benefits and risks.

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:30

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country's ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

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Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want?

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris explains both sides' demands.

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For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State have begun a new round of fighting with the Syrian regime, surrounding a base outside its stronghold in Raqqa and launching offensives in Aleppo province and Kurdish regions. The death toll in Syria this week reportedly has reached 1,700, most of whom are combatants of one sort or another.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Fri, 2014-07-25 12:15

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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