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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:44

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:39

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.

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Still Off Florida's Coast, Tropical Storm Arthur Moves Northward

Tue, 2014-07-01 16:19

Arthur is the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It's forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday.

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Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:02

At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.

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Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:01

Indigenous children from Guatemala who arrive at the border speaking little or no Spanish present complications to officials and attorneys who are better primed to serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.

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Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:00

Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.

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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

Tue, 2014-07-01 13:37

The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.

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A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:38

You don't necessarily have to waste your days regretting the mistakes of your youth. People who drop bad habits by their 40s can slow or even reverse damage done to their arteries, a study finds.

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While Militants Gain Ground, Iraqis Search Out Hope In Future

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:30

Iraqi human rights advocate Hanaa Edwar joins Melissa Block to offer her perspective on the country's security crisis, its effects on daily life and the hopes Iraqis have for the future.

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As Recess Settles In, A Reflection On Supreme Court's Big Rulings

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Melissa Block talks to NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog about the state of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Iraqi Parliament, And Maliki's Fate, Float In Limbo

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Iraq's new parliament met for the first time Tuesday to start the process of forming a new government, which might no longer include Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as its leader.

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Marchers Take To Streets Of Hong Kong To Protest Eroding Autonomy

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Over 100,000 residents of Hong Kong marched to demand greater freedom in choosing their leaders. The protest comes on the 17th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule.

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Lawmakers Pitch A Gas Tax Hike To Replenish Dwindling Highway Funds

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Sens. Chris Murphy and Bob Corker have drawn up a bipartisan proposal to help resolve the Highway Trust Fund's impending financial problems. Their plan would pay for most federal transportation programs with a gasoline tax.

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Addressing Killed Teens, Israeli Ambassador Decries 'Culture Of Terrorism'

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Israel's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, speaks to Robert Siegel about the Israeli government's response to the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

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In Long-Roiled Ukraine, War Mentality Turns Outward

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

The crisis in Ukraine is starting to take a psychological toll on citizens, including those who aren't near the fighting in the country's eastern provinces. Many Ukrainians say they now feel their country is at war with Russia and that they're prepared to make sacrifices for Ukraine's independence. Recent polling data shows that even in the east of the country, most people support keeping the country unified.

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On The Waterfront, Obama Contends Bridge Repair Coffers Beg Refilling

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Speaking on the Potomac River waterfront, President Obama advocated for renovating aging American infrastructure with the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge poised behind him. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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As Teens Are Buried In Ceremony, Israelis React To Unearthed Recordings

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

After finding three Israeli teens dead in the West Bank, the Israeli government has released a recording of an emergency phone call placed during their kidnapping. It has also begun a campaign of air strikes aimed at Hamas.

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U.S. Bounced Out Of World Cup By Belgium, Ending Team's Run

Tue, 2014-07-01 11:15

Belgium beat the United States by scoring two goals in extra time. The U.S. made a late run, but the clock ran out and the U.S. is coming home.

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FTC Alleges T-Mobile Charged Customers Millions In Bogus Charges

Tue, 2014-07-01 10:57

The Federal Trade Commission alleges the company profited from scams against its customers. Its long phone bills, the FTC says, made it nearly impossible for customers to understand the charge.

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State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Tue, 2014-07-01 10:53

Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.

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