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Israel-Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:19am

Going into day 18, the fighting had claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, including those killed at a U.N. school Thursday. Israel had lost 32 soldiers and three civilians.

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YG: 'I Gave Y'All What I Seen'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:00pm

The Los Angeles rapper tells Microphone Check the true stories behind his debut album and the rise of his partner, DJ Mustard.

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Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:56pm

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.

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UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:43pm

The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.

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The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:42pm

The magazine has helped depict and define American men since 1933. David Granger says male attitudes toward style — and women — have seen big shifts in the 17 years he's been at Esquire's helm.

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When One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Man's Quest To Find An Extra-Small

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:38pm

As part of the All Things Considered series "Men in America," producer Viet Le shares his frustrations with shopping for clothes as an extra-small man.

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:26pm

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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Revisiting An 'Endless Summer'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:04pm

While corny and dated and even offensive in places, the seminal surfing film Endless Summer, now getting a 50th anniversary rerelease, remains a rich visual exploration of the freedom of a wave.

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'A Most Wanted Man': A Parable Grounded In The Real World

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:04pm

One of the final performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman comes in the strong John le Carre adaptation A Most Wanted Man.

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Maturity And Improvisation In 'Happy Christmas'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:04pm

Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas perhaps chooses the wrong character to focus on, but the story has loose, improvisational charm.

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DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:29pm

The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.

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Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:21pm

If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.

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When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:21pm

Joshua Wolf Shenk says it's time to debunk the myth of the lone genius. His new book explores creative partnerships — and explains how Emily Dickinson wasn't actually as much of a loner as we think.

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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:21pm

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion, and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their family.

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5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:19pm

From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV Critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.

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Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:12pm

Owen Mundy, an assistant professor at Florida State University, tells Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel about a project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," which aims to create awareness about internet privacy.

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The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:12pm

An hour into Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona, an attorney for the inmate reached out to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seeking his intervention. How do such appeals work? And how often do they happen?

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Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:12pm

Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.

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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:12pm

The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.

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'Tigerman' Will Get Its Claws Into You

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:12pm

Nick Harkaway's new novel mixes up a heady brew of comics, longing, tea, murder, post-colonial guilt and mystical tigers. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's "not just good, it's shake-a-granny good."

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