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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Tue, 2014-07-22 06:22

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:43

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:34

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:27

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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Gaza Conflict Day 15: Here's What You Need To Know

Tue, 2014-07-22 04:18

During day 15 of the current conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire, while Israel continued its offensive.

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Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

Tue, 2014-07-22 04:03

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

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Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

Tue, 2014-07-22 03:57

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

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Train Carrying MH17 Victims' Remains Arrives In Government-Controlled City

Tue, 2014-07-22 02:53

Ukrainian officials said they hoped to fly the remains to the Netherlands for identification. Most of the passengers who died on the plane were Dutch.

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Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.

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Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

There is no cure for Ebola. But doctors are able to treat the virus successfully, raising hope that the outbreak that began in West Africa in March will eventually be brought under control.

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

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North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

Mon, 2014-07-21 17:04

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Mon, 2014-07-21 14:31

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

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