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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

Sat, 2014-07-05 06:28

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.

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Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage

Sat, 2014-07-05 05:12

The first hurricane of the season — now downgraded to a tropical storm — skirted the U.S. East Coast, inconveniencing holiday revelers.

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Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

Sat, 2014-07-05 04:45

The nurses, most hailing from southern India, had been caught in Mosul since Sunni insurgents seized the city last month.

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Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

Sat, 2014-07-05 03:57

Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been part of the rebels' self-proclaimed republic, fell to government forces after a night of intense bombardment, witnesses and officials say.

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In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.

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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.

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How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina Senate race.

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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.

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One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

Sat, 2014-07-05 03:43

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

Sat, 2014-07-05 01:14

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.

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Two Sisters Share One's Road To Recovery

Sat, 2014-07-05 01:12

When Shirlene English was immobilized by a stroke in 2000, her sister Loretta stepped up as chief caregiver. Then Loretta's father developed dementia, and she stepped up again.

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As A Husband Becomes Caregiver To His Wife, A Marriage Evolves

Fri, 2014-07-04 13:32

Rick Rayburn became a full-time caregiver to Marianne, his wife of 42 years, after she developed dementia. She may not be the woman he married, but he says she's helping him become a better husband.

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Hurricane Arthur Makes History With Its Landfall

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Hurricane Arthur is dampening the July Fourth weekend along the eastern seaboard. It's the earliest hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina since records began in the mid-19th century.

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.

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Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Regulators and railroads have implemented new practices since a runaway oil train destroyed the center of a small Canadian town a year ago. One key improvement, however, will take some time.

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Jerusalem Is Roiled By Violence In A Third Day Of Clashes

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Journalist Daniel Estrin reports that dozens of Palestinians and Israeli police were injured in clashes in Jerusalem after the funeral for a Palestinian teenager.

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On July 4, A Celebration Of Walt Whitman's Irreverent Hymnal

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

For "This Week's Must-Read" poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips turns to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, the man who first heard America singing.

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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.

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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Fri, 2014-07-04 12:00

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

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We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown

Fri, 2014-07-04 11:23

Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. Miki Sudo, who ate 34 franks and buns in the allotted time, won the women's competition.

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