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Hagel The Salesman Makes A Trip To India

Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in India. The visit is part of a broader U.S. strategy to strengthen alliances in Asia and the Pacific.

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Hate Crimes Against Jews On The Rise In Europe

Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Some Europeans say anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with correspondents Eleanor Beardsley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Without A Truce, Strikes Resume In Gaza

Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Their hopes for peace dashed, Palestinians in Gaza are returning to UN shelters — despite the discomfort and uncertain safety — as fighting between Hamas and Israel resumes.

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Privacy Is Serious Business At Black Hat Security Conference

Sat, 2014-08-09 03:49

Hackers and cybersleuths abound at two tech conferences in Las Vegas. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to correspondent Aarti Shahani about what new technological threats are lurking.

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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:38

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:02

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:47

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:33

His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report.

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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:36

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.

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With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:50

More than $400 million is being moved from other programs to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection from running out of money.

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If A Water Main Isn't Broke, Don't Fix It (For 300 Years?)

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:49

Recent water-related problems in Los Angeles and Ohio have put a focus on infrastructure. Many of the pipes in the U.S. are more than 100 years old and may not be replaced for another 100 years.

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'We Must Act Now, And Heavily, To Contain This Disease'

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:44

Saran Daraba Kaba, the executive secretary of the Mano River Union, talks to Melissa Block about efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Preventing HIV With Medicine Can Carry A Stigma

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:25

No doctor would refuse to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins to patients because they're overweight. But despite guidelines, some doctors aren't offering preventive drugs to those at risk for HIV.

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WHO Warns That Ebola Outbreak Won't End Without International Help

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan took this step after a unanimous vote by an advisory committee of infectious disease experts.

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In France, The Seeds Of A Hatred Renewed

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

Many Jews say that there has been a rise in anti-Semitism in France. What is the nature of this new wave of hatred for Jews, and who — or what — is the cause of it?

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As Cease-Fire Reaches Its Close, Fire Reignites In Gaza

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

After a three-day cease-fire, which saw some halting peace talks in Egypt, fighting has resumed between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

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University President Takes A Chunk Out Of His Pay To Give Others A Boost

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, has given himself a $90,000 pay cut in order to increase the wages of the university's lowest-paid employees. He tells Melissa Block why.

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Over 900 Authors Lend Their Names To A Letter Backing Hachette

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

Douglas Preston wrote an open letter supporting book publisher Hachette in its dispute with Amazon, which has since spread among his readers and throughout the literary community. More than 900 other writers have signed on, including John Grisham and Stephen King.

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Pistorius Trial Nears A Verdict

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The murder trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius is nearing its conclusion in South Africa. To hear more about the closing arguments, Audie Cornish speaks with BBC correspondent Milton Ngozi, who has been covering the trial in Pretoria.

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