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Gaza Conflict Confounds Israeli, Palestinian Mourners

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

A funeral was held for the first Israeli killed in the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas. On the other side of the Gaza border, a funeral was held for one of four Palestinian boys killed.

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Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:32am

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down.

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3 Vintage VW Buses Stolen From Hotel Parking Lot

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:59am

The Tillamook cheese vans, which are bright orange, were on a publicity tour in Sacramento, Calif. Two men have been arrested.

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YMCA Campers Mistaken For Migrant Kids Headed For Detention

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:53am

Protesters in Oracle, Ariz., are concerned about migrant children reaching the U.S. State Rep. Adam Kwasman says he saw a yellow bus full of kids, their faces full of fear. The kids were campers.

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Young Pakistani Activist Urges Nigeria To Do More For Kidnapped Girls

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:40am

It's been three months since Islamist extremists kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria. Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai appealed to the captors to free the girls.

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House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts, which could jeopardize hundreds of projects.

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Israelis, Palestinians Defy Recent Violence To Break Fast Together

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

For the last week, the stories from the Middle East have been about death and destruction. The conflict between Israel and Gaza is in its ninth day, with no obvious end in sight. Amid the violence, some Israelis and Palestinians meet to share an end-of-fast meal.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Pakistani award-winning author Jamil Ahmad has died at the age of 83. Steve Inskeep revisits an interview with the author of "The Wandering Falcon" — who published his debut novel at the age of 79.

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West African Villagers Fear Ebola Will Escape From The Grave

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is getting worse. There have been at least 65 deaths in recent days in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began last March, more than 600 people have died. This mounting death toll is presenting families and health authorities with a grim new problem: What do you do with the bodies?

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LA Street Gangs Spread To Central America Causing International Threat

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Carlos Dada of ElFaro.net in El Salvador and Robert Lopez from the "Los Angeles Times" about the origins of violence in Central America that has pushed thousands of children to try to escape to the United States. Some of its roots can be traced to Los Angeles street gangs, who have exported their brand of violence to the region.

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Comic Book News: Archie Shot And Killed

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Archie Andrews will die in Wednesday's installment of Life with Archie. He will be killed during an assassination attempt on his friend, an openly gay politician named Kevin Keller.

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Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.

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The Grandes Dames Of The Sea Ply The Tuscan Waters

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:43am

A most unusual regatta recently celebrated vintage yachts, some more than 100 years old, and a time when sailing the oceans depended on well-trained crews with little more than compass and sextant.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:42am

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:30am

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers its unlikely impact on American sports.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:28am

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:27am

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:27am

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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