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It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:52

This summer, Kenyan artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.

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Suicide Attempt Survivors Seek A Voice In Helping Others At Risk

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:38

People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences.

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LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:33

The NBA star will play for the Cavaliers next season. He opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami.

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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:18

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:18

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.

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Kurds Seize 2 Oil Fields Amid Rising Tensions With Iraqi Government

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:15

The Kurdish political bloc also suspended all participation in the government. The moves further imperil Iraq's already tenuous unity.

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Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:41

An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.

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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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