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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption crimes. The counts on which he was convicted cover a span that includes much of his two terms in office.

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The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family

Wed, 2014-07-09 10:17

The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. But as NPR's Ari Shapiro reported for today's Morning Edition, the visit also brought a moment of grace for many of those involved.

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Senate Confirms Julian Castro As Housing Secretary

Wed, 2014-07-09 10:11

The 39-year-old mayor of San Antonio is Hispanic and a rising star in the Democratic Party. He succeeds Shaun Donovan, who was tapped to be White House budget chief.

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Rivals Claim Victory In Indonesian Presidential Election

Wed, 2014-07-09 09:47

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo based his claim on early results, which have been accurate in the past. But his rival, Suharto-era Gen. Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede.

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Germany Widens Spy Investigation Reportedly Involving U.S.

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:27

News reports say police raided the home and office of an official in the German Defense Ministry. It comes just days after the arrest of a man last week for allegedly passing secrets to the U.S.

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NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:23

A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a concussion settlement involving thousands of former NFL players. Host Michel Martin learns more about what it could mean for players and the game.

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What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:05

What are the biggest sources of stress in Americans' lives? How does stress affect us? What do we do in response? Ask our panel of experts about our recent poll and get stress management tips.

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Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup?

Wed, 2014-07-09 08:04

A new parody video depicts people gently bumping into one another in normal settings such as cafes and groceries — but with calamitous results.

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As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

Wed, 2014-07-09 07:43

Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month.

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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Wed, 2014-07-09 07:30

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Wed, 2014-07-09 07:30

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case

Wed, 2014-07-09 07:20

Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

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What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

Wed, 2014-07-09 06:54

The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.

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5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

Wed, 2014-07-09 06:53

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

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Defending Tour De France Champ Froome Quits Race

Wed, 2014-07-09 06:14

After falling twice in treacherous conditions on today's stage of the bicycle race, Chris Froome is forced to abandon his quest to repeat last year's victory.

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This Kenyan Runner Can't See But He Has A Far-Reaching Vision

Wed, 2014-07-09 05:56

Henry Wanyoike lost his sight two years after graduating from high school. That didn't stop him from running — and bringing the joy of sports to other disabled Kenyans.

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Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

Wed, 2014-07-09 05:43

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.

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