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Death Toll Rises To 120 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:53am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue until "peace and quiet" is restored. Meanwhile, tanks have been moved to the border for a possible ground invasion.

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The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:42am

This summer, the moon will reach "super" status — turning full at its closest point to the Earth — no fewer than three times. The first supermoon appears Saturday.

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Jack Antonoff Takes A Break From Fun To Release 'Desire'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist for the band Fun, wanted to break out on his own. Now he has with his new band, Bleachers. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to him about the debut album, Strange Desire.

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Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute that threatens to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to NPR's Sean Carberry in Kabul.

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Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.

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'Angels' FInd Pre-Civil War Home In Idyllic Interracial Enclave

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Breena Clark about her new novel, Angels Make Their Hope Here. It follows Dossie Bird, a girl who escapes slavery in 1849 and flees to an interracial enclave in New Jersey.

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Israel Continues Bombing Operation In Gaza

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began. There is no ceasefire in sight, but there may be some indications of a slowdown.

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'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:36am

Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."

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History In The Groove: Q&A With Author (And 78 Collector) Amanda Petrusich

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 6:03am

There's a vibrant collecting community for old 78rpm records, ancestors of today's iTunes single. Music writer Amanda Petrusich got sucked in while writing her new book, Do Not Sell at Any Price.

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