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Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

Tue, 2014-07-08 08:32

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.

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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

Tue, 2014-07-08 08:27

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

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Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him

Tue, 2014-07-08 08:26

Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.

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Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

Tue, 2014-07-08 08:01

The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.

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Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

Tue, 2014-07-08 07:04

Some insurance companies charge the highest copays for HIV/AIDS drugs, even generics, the civil rights complaint alleges. This could discourage high-cost patients from enrolling in the plans.

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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

Tue, 2014-07-08 06:34

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.

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Rollercoaster Stops Rolling, Traps Riders High In The Air

Tue, 2014-07-08 06:10

The Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a "suspended swinging roller coaster" that speeds customers around the track at up to 55 mph. A tree blocked its path Monday.

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U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:59

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.

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Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:07

Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk.

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How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:03

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

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The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:58

Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.

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Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:50

When it arrives at the main island of Okinawa, Typhoon Neoguri could bring waves that are 45 feet tall and wind gusts of more than 100 mph.

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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:03

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.

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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:03

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.

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Israel Expands Attacks On Hamas In Gaza

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:01

Responding to recent rocket attacks, Israel conducts airstrikes and calls up reservists. It's also planning ground operations.

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Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tue, 2014-07-08 00:13

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.

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Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

Mon, 2014-07-07 23:37

The administration wants to speed deportation hearings for the flood of young Central American refugees so they aren't left waiting years for a court hearing.

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Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

Mon, 2014-07-07 23:37

People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

Mon, 2014-07-07 23:35

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Mon, 2014-07-07 23:33

Sometimes team-building exercises get a bad name for good reasons. Dangerous piñatas and co-workers tripping on mushrooms might deter some. But weathering bad team-building can also forge new bonds.

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