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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friend Convicted For Impeding Bombing Inquiry

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:04

Azamat Tazhayakov has been found guilty on some obstruction of justice charges, and not guilty of others. He was accused of removing evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room.

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Could The Conflict In Ukraine Turn Into A Regional War?

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:53

Nearly 300 people died after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed near the Russian-Ukrainian border. European security expert F. Stephen Larrabee explains what this might mean for the volatile region.

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Understanding The Basics Of the Conflict In Gaza

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:53

Fighting between Israel and Hamas escalated over the weekend as Israeli forces shelled the town of Shejaia in Gaza. Host Michel Martin learns the latest from Zack Beauchamp of Vox.

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From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

Mon, 2014-07-21 09:51

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

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Afghan Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of Honor

Mon, 2014-07-21 08:06

Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts is credited with holding off a brutal Taliban attack back in 2008. He was the only one left alive at an observation post in Afghanistan, and continued to attack despite injuries.

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Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Mon, 2014-07-21 05:55

During an Iowa visit, Rick Perry said if the federal government did not act to curb the influx of immigrants along the southern U.S. border, he would take matters into his own hands.

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Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport

Mon, 2014-07-21 05:44

The fighting in the North African country is some of the worst since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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Straightening Sisay's Spine: A Twist Of Fate Saves A Boy's Life

Mon, 2014-07-21 05:38

Thousands of children in Ethiopia suffer from scoliosis so severe that humps grow from their backs. After two spinal surgeries, one little boy now hopes he'll be able to play soccer with his friends.

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Putin: Tragedies Like MH17 Should 'Bring People Together'

Mon, 2014-07-21 04:18

In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.

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In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire, Kerry Heads To Egypt

Mon, 2014-07-21 03:00

The fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has left more than 500 people dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.

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Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

A judge ruled that maps for two congressional districts were drawn in a way that violates the state constitution. But can maps be redrawn in time for the midterm election three months away?

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

Sun, 2014-07-20 12:41

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."

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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

Sun, 2014-07-20 11:33

When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic — a burden personal to writers of color.

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45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

Sun, 2014-07-20 08:40

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind's first journey to another world.

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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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