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Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sun, 2014-07-06 14:48

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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Rare Unanimity In Supreme Court Term, With Plenty Of Fireworks

Sun, 2014-07-06 11:12

Even when the justices ruled together on cases, there was clear disagreement between them. Meanwhile, high-profile decisions in which they split 5-4 seemed particularly partisan.

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California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman

Sun, 2014-07-06 10:55

The woman was walking barefoot as she wandered in and out of traffic on a freeway. In a video taken by a passing motorist, the officer is seen repeatedly pummeling the unidentified woman.

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Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title

Sun, 2014-07-06 09:16

Djokovic won the Grand Slam men's singles final in five sets: 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.

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Separate Attacks In Uganda, Kenya Leave Dozens Dead

Sun, 2014-07-06 06:21

The extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for killing 13 people in a village on the coast of Kenya. In Uganda, 17 died in attacks on police stations.

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Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users'

Sun, 2014-07-06 05:04

Nine out of 10 communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.

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Israel Arrests 6 Jewish Youths In Teen's Death

Sun, 2014-07-06 04:17

The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is thought to have been out of revenge. Meanwhile, Khdeir's American cousin, reportedly beaten by Israeli police, has been placed under house arrest.

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Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

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Filmmaker Searches For 'White Widow' Of London Bombing

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Documentarian Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to be involved in terrorist activities. He talks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his search.

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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

The pontiff will meet with six survivors Monday. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue of sex abuse by priests.

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Iran's Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iran helps Iraqi government forces fight rebels pushing through Iraq, the use of unarmed Iranian drones has U.S. officials on edge, as analyst Anthony Cordesman explains to NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Iraqi Lawmakers Fail To Reach Deal On A New Government

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

As Iraq continues to fracture along along ethnosectarian lines, its newly elected parliament doesn't appear to be rushing to form a government to address the dire situation.

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State Department 'Troubled' By Reports Of Teen's Beating In Israel

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:53

Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Sun, 2014-07-06 03:03

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sun, 2014-07-06 01:16

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

Sun, 2014-07-06 01:14

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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