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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Sun, 2014-07-20 07:47

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' And 'Maverick' Dies At 86

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:48

Garner was known for wise-cracking, tough-guy characters who were not afraid to bend the rules. NPR's Arun Rath talks with biographer Jon Winokur about the actor's prolific career.

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R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:21

The nation's No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.

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As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.

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Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

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Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.

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'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.

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Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.

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LA Mayor Offers To Shelter Immigrant Kids, Angering Protesters

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is working with the White House to house unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the controversial decision.

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.

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Plane Crash Is A 'Powerful Tragedy' For The Netherlands

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Dutch editor Willem Schouten tells NPR's Arun Rath that people in the Netherlands are saddened and outraged over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. Nearly 200 of victims were Dutch.

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International Outrage Grows Over Treatment Of Ukraine Crash Site

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.

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Israel Says Attacks On Its Forces Killed 13 Soldiers

Sun, 2014-07-20 04:26

Israel sent more troops into Gaza on Sunday, stepping up tank fire and airstrikes ahead of the short-lived cease-fire.

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James Garner, Of The '70s TV Show 'The Rockford Files,' Dies

Sun, 2014-07-20 04:18

Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.

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Kerry: Evidence Points Clearly To Rebels Shooting Down MH17

Sun, 2014-07-20 03:40

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.

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A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

Sun, 2014-07-20 01:05

Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.

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Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It

Sat, 2014-07-19 13:05

Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

Sat, 2014-07-19 13:05

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.

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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

Sat, 2014-07-19 10:44

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.

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