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Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 1:56pm

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

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 1:43pm

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 Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 1:26pm

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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DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:29pm

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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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:21pm

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

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

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:19pm

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

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

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

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

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

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

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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Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.

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Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.

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Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.

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Sen. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.

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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:12pm

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.

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U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 12:02pm

Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?

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Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 9:01am

The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.

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Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 8:55am

The set of three stamps commemorates Bashar Assad's recent presidential election victory. But what seems like a mundane occurrence says a lot about power in the war-torn country.

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When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 7:43am

A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 7:42am

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

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Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2014 - 7:32am

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

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