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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.

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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.

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Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.

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Piano Made Famous In 'Casablanca' Goes On Auction Block

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The piano is a constant presence in the Humphrey Bogart film, underscoring much of the legendary bar-room dialogue. Bonhams auction house expects it to sell for over a million dollars.

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Credit Suisse Reports $770 Million Loss

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

The second-quarter figure marks the biggest loss for the bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Much of that is due to a legal settlement with U.S. tax authorities — including a $2.6 billion fine.

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:04pm

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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Experimental Cocktail May Speed Up Cure Of Drug-Resistant TB

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:11pm

Over the past few decades, tuberculosis has evolved into dangerous forms that can't be killed by traditional antibiotics. But there's a new weapon in the pipeline to wipe out the deadly infection.

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Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:31pm

Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to.

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Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:01pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.

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Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:51pm

The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.

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This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:08pm

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.

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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:05pm

Making health decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do when you're a patient, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.

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If You're A College Man Who Hasn't Shared His Bed, You're Not Alone

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:02pm

Noah Berlatsky was among the 10 percent of students who stay virgins during college, and this felt to him like a knock on his masculinity. But, he realized in time, it made him no less or more a man.

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Flight MH17: U.N. Calls For Inquiry And Access; Victims' Bodies Handed Over

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:59pm

The Security Council measure was approved unanimously, gaining Russia's support only after a key edit. It seeks full cooperation in the investigation, including access to the crash site.

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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:54pm

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

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