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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:32

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.

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Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:23

The longtime leader has bowed to pressure to quit his post and endorse his nominated successor. The White House commended the announcement.

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Kenyan Health Workers Fear Ebola May Take Flight

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:16

Kenya's international airport is on high alert, since the Kenya Medical Association has called on the national airline to suspend flights due to concerns over the Ebola outbreak.

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Criminal Charges Appear Unlikely For NASCAR's Tony Stewart

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

Funeral services were held Thursday for Kevin Ward Jr., the driver killed on the track after being hit by former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann attended the service; he speaks with Robert Siegel about the funeral and possible investigations into the incident.

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As Kiev Cites Progress, Opposing Convoys Head To Ukraine's East

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

There's been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with shelling in the region's major city of Donetsk and government forces reporting more success in their battles with separatists. Meanwhile, both Ukrainian and Russian aid convoys are heading toward the area, though it's unclear how the Russian trucks plan to enter Ukraine.

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Kurdish Province Struggles To Cope With Waves Of Iraqi Refugees

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

Farhad Atrushi, the governor of the Iraqi province of Duhok, joins Robert Siegel to speak about the refugees now flooding his predominantly Kurdish city.

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Obama Says Siege Of Mount Sinjar Is Broken, But Crisis Persists

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

U.S. military officials have decided that Mount Sinjar doesn't require immediate evacuation, but people across northern Iraq are still seeking refuge. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is meeting the man trying to replace him.

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Once-Thriving Heart Of The Eurozone Stagnates

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

The eurozone economy slowed to a crawl in the second quarter of 2014, according to reports released Thursday. The German economy actually contracted, and France stayed flat.

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Robin Williams Sober, In Early Stages Of Parkinson's, Widow Says

Thu, 2014-08-14 11:34

The late actor and comedian's wife, Susan Schneider, said his "sobriety was intact" and that he was in the early stages of the debilitating muscular disease when he took his life on Monday.

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Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Thu, 2014-08-14 10:14

Researchers created a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots to do their bidding. So far, the only job they're given is to arrange themselves into a shape. But future versions could perform all sorts of tasks.

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There's No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat Trout

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:56

After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.

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Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:38

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.

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Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:18

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.

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New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58

In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "

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Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:24

The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:10

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:10

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

Thu, 2014-08-14 07:05

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

Thu, 2014-08-14 06:59

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.

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How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

Thu, 2014-08-14 06:35

Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.

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