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Eric Garner's Family Urges Justice Department To Prosecute Officer

Tue, 2015-07-14 08:25

Having reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City over Eric Garner's death last summer, Garner's family members say they want a federal indictment of a police officer.

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In The Middle East, Iran Deal Called 'Bad Mistake,' 'Great Victory'

Tue, 2015-07-14 08:15

Israel has sharply criticized the historic agreement that the U.S. and its five allies struck with Iran on its nuclear program. Iranian allies Syria and Iraq have welcomed the deal.

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Would Banning Headers In Soccer Solve the Concussion Problem?

Tue, 2015-07-14 07:12

Most concussions in youth soccer happen during heading the ball. But it isn't the ball's fault, researchers say. Rather, it's player collisions. Avoiding aggressive play would help reduce injuries.

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FDA To Take Another Look At Essure Contraceptive Device After Health Complaints

Tue, 2015-07-14 06:41

Thousands of women say they've been harmed by the permanent contraceptive Essure. But it's unclear if the problems were caused by the device. The Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look.

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Pluto Mission Gets A Poetic Tribute

Tue, 2015-07-14 05:40

Skunk Bear's latest video celebrates the hundreds of pictures taken by the New Horizons space probe over the past decade.

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Looking At The World Through A Teenage Girl's Eyes — On Periscope

Tue, 2015-07-14 04:58

We'll be interviewing a group of global girl activists today at 12:30 p.m. You can join in — listen to their comments, share your own questions.

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NASA Zooms In On Pluto, For Closest Views Yet

Tue, 2015-07-14 04:54

New images of Pluto have arrived from a NASA space probe, and they're already allowing scientists to update what we know about the dwarf planet.

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The Secret History Of Black Baseball Players In Japan

Tue, 2015-07-14 04:40

Decades before Jackie Robinson broke American baseball's color line, an longstanding camaraderie between black and Japanese players would shape the future of baseball in Japan.

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How The Iran Nuclear Deal Could Reshape The Middle East

Tue, 2015-07-14 04:25

More than a decade in the making, the deal is a signature achievement for President Obama and will influence the broader trajectory of the Middle East.

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New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

Tue, 2015-07-14 03:03

Financing options are multiplying for "coder bootcamps" — small, immersive schools that turn out software developers in weeks rather than years.

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The Latest On Iran Deal: Obama To Deliver Speech From White House

Tue, 2015-07-14 02:41

President Obama was expected to begin trying to sell the deal to the American people and a recalcitrant Republican Congress.

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Following A Groundbreaking Pact, Taking The Temperature In Tehran

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:51

Renee Montagne talks with Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, about how Iranians are reacting to the nuclear deal reached with the U.S. and other western powers.

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Republicans Likely Will Oppose Iran Deal, But Find It Hard To Derail

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:49

If Congress passes a measure of disapproval regarding the lifting of Iran sanctions, President Obama likely would veto it — meaning a two-thirds majority would have to opposed Tuesday's agreement.

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Earth Gets A Close-Up View Of Its Most Distant Neighbors

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

Early Tuesday morning, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft will complete the first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports live from the New Horizons Control center.

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After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.

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In 'Escaping ISIS,' An Underground Railroad Forms To Save Yazidi Women

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

A new Frontline documentary explores what life is like for the girls and women who have been enslaved by Islamic State militants, and also tells the story of those fighting to free them.

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New York Will Pay Eric Garner Family $5.9 Million To Avoid Lawsuit

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

The settlement with Garner's family won't require the city to admit liability for his death. The unarmed black man died after police placed him in a chokehold last year.

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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.

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As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.

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Iran, World Powers Reach Deal On Nuclear Program

Tue, 2015-07-14 01:01

Officials in Vienna tell NPR's Peter Kenyon that preparations are being made today to announce a historic accord that will restrict Iran's nuclear program and lift some economic sanctions.

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