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Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris explains both sides' demands.

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In Gaza Conflict, Media Face An Old, Impossible Task: Covering It

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

Despite sweeping changes in the ways that the news media operate, one thing hasn't changed: the difficulties journalists face in covering the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State have begun a new round of fighting with the Syrian regime, surrounding a base outside its stronghold in Raqqa and launching offensives in Aleppo province and Kurdish regions. The death toll in Syria this week reportedly has reached 1,700, most of whom are combatants of one sort or another.

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Leading Ebola Doctor Stricken With The Disease Himself

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone, has begun to exhibit symptoms of the disease. For more details on the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Daniel G. Bausch, a colleague of Khan's and an associate professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:15pm

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 24, 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:03pm

Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia recounts how a handful of adventurers and low-level officers shaped the Arab Revolt during World War I. It appears at No. 9.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 24, 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:03pm

Appearing at No. 11, Amy Tan's The Valley Of Amazement spans two continents and more than four decades as it explores the connection between an American mother and her half-Chinese daughter.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of July 24, 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:03pm

Debuting at No. 12, Vicki Constantine Croke's Elephant Company tells the story of an English soldier who used elephants to undermine Japanese occupation of Burma during World War II.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of July 24, 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:03pm

The final book of Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, The Book of Life, follows a supernatural couple searching for a mysterious, ancient book. It debuts at No. 1.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of July 24, 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:11pm

The Arizona senator said he believes in the death penalty, but that was not "an acceptable way of carrying it out."

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:13pm

The late actor hit his peak in the adaptation of John le Carre's 2008 novel. The movie isn't a clean piece of storytelling, but Hoffman connects with viewers on a level most actors never approach.

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Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:13pm

"Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on Project Runway. But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. Originally broadcast on Feb. 5, 2014.

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:02pm

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering a stop in New York and Washington, D.C.

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ER Physician Documents 'Lost Underground' of WWI

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:50am

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

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What The Latest Corporate Earnings Say About The Economy

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:40am

We take a look at which industries and sectors are doing well and which are not - and what that says about the U.S. economy.

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Annual Costume Craziness Begins At San Diego’s Comic Con

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:35am

It’s that time of year again. San Diego is overrun with fans of all types, dressed up and ready to celebrate their obsessions at Comic-Con.

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In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:28am

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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