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Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:33

The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.

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A Surge In Concierges

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:11

Forget the self-help movement. The new way is to ask for help — and to consult a concierge.

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Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01

The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.

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Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million

Fri, 2014-07-11 05:41

Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan punished for biting an opponent during the World Cup, is moving to Barcelona. The team reached terms with Liverpool in a transfer widely reported at more than $128 million.

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Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S.

Fri, 2014-07-11 04:47

The remarks by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier follow fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Germany as well as Berlin's request that the top U.S. intelligence official in the country leave.

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Dozens Of Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants

Fri, 2014-07-11 04:39

Separatists in the east used a rocket-launching system in an attack that one officials said killed as many as 30 government troops. The strike comes after days of steady gains by Ukrainian forces.

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How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam

Fri, 2014-07-11 04:07

Two secretaries in a doctor's office have pleaded guilty and a pharmacy owner faces charges in a scam that Medicare allowed to thrive for more than two years.

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Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

Fri, 2014-07-11 04:03

The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.

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Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace

Fri, 2014-07-11 03:38

In Israel, a rocket hits a gas station, setting it on fire and causing several injuries; in Gaza, the health ministry says 100 Palestinians have been killed.

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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

Fri, 2014-07-11 03:02

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.

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In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

Thu, 2014-07-10 17:17

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

Thu, 2014-07-10 16:40

Scientists hoped the baby's apparent cure would lead to similar treatments in infants worldwide. But with the child still HIV-positive, some question the ethics of a large study in other children.

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Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:40

A Pew report found that the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the past decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.

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Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:03

HBO's Game of Thrones emerged as the most-nominated series with 19 nods for the Primetime Emmy Awards, but new series such as FX's Fargo and HBO's True Detective scored, too.

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'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:48

A pilot found himself hungry during a midflight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.

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Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way'

Thu, 2014-07-10 14:03

The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.

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This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

Thu, 2014-07-10 13:57

Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.

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A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Thu, 2014-07-10 13:39

Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.

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Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill

Thu, 2014-07-10 13:19

President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.

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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:45

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.

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