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Water, Electricity And Other Needs In Short Supply In Gaza

12 hours 45 min ago

In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.

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As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

12 hours 45 min ago

More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

12 hours 45 min ago

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

12 hours 45 min ago

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.

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A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

12 hours 46 min ago

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.

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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Lawsuit Against Him

12 hours 46 min ago

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

12 hours 46 min ago

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.

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Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?

12 hours 46 min ago

Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of July

15 hours 50 min ago

It's the end of the month, which means it's time for the best of the month, including new music from Kyle Hall, Tessela, Cassy and more.

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Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

16 hours 6 min ago

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

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Bankrupt California City May Turn To Pot Sales

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:24pm

San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot to end the black market — and collect taxes.

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Episode 557: Doing Business Like A Refugee

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:18pm

Today on the show: Why most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. And why Uganda is trying something different.

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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:45pm

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:48pm

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:33pm

A factory in Indiana is churning out massive quantities of beverage-grade rye whiskey. A food blogger discovered that many small distilleries are buying it and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

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Job Worries Linger But The Economy Is Looking Good

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:54pm

Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.

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Amidst Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:50pm

Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.

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Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:44pm

The tiny European country of Moldova isn't known for much of anything, and especially not its wine. But its winemakers are trying to find new export markets and overcome their post-Soviet reputation.

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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:24pm

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.

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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:14pm

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.

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