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Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

A visiting artist from Cuba joins two Cuban-American artists from Miami for a discussion on what life is like for a typical Cuban family.

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Hamas Rejects Egypt's Cease-Fire Proposal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The military wing of Hamas published a statement early Tuesday saying it rejected the Egyptian cease-fire proposal as tantamount to surrender.

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Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:36am

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:32am

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:30am

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.

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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:29am

Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.

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Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:28am

A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants.

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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:59pm

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.

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Citigroup Settles Subprime Mortgage Case For $7 Billion

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:34am

Citigroup has settled civil charges related to the marketing of mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Some of the money will go toward mortgage relief.

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Citigroup Agrees To Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:58am

Citigroup will pay $4 billion to the Justice Department and spend $2.5 billion to help struggling homeowners modify their mortgages. And, talks are underway between the government and Bank of America.

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McDonald's Is A Popular Wedding Destination In Hong Kong

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:19am

McDonald's there are offering wedding packages. It seems the young couples have fond memories of first dates at the McDonald's — where love blossoms under golden arches.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:10am

Four hours of music was piped through underwater speakers. Songs from Flipper and The Little Mermaid were played for divers, snorkelers and marine life.

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France Celebrates Bastille Day

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

July 14th is Bastille Day in France. On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution. Much like July 4th in the U.S., July 14th is a national holiday across France.

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Israel's Ambassador To U.S. Comments On Conflict In Gaza

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further. Tensions are mounting as the Israeli government continues its aerial bombardment of Gaza and Hamas continues firing rockets into Israel.

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Israel Warns Residents To Flee Gaza

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

The conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. Israel has intensified air strikes, and warned thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip to take shelter. Israel warns it plans to bomb the area as part of their offensive against Hamas.

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Italian Workers Will Try To Refloat Capsized Costa Concordia

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

Authorities in Italy say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrap could start Monday, weather-permitting. The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The ship's captain is being tried on charges of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship.

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Study: Older Americans Hope To Stay Independent In Their Homes

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

A new study from Georgetown and Phillips Inc. finds that the vast majority of Americans want to age in their own homes. But that the vast majority have taken no steps to retrofit or use technology to make their homes suitable for aging in place.

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Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

Black votes weren't always assumed to be Democratic. Before 1964, the GOP still had a substantial number of black voters, who'd been drawn to the party of Lincoln for more than 100 years. But when the ultra conservative wing of the GOP overthrew Republican moderates to choose Barry Goldwater as the party standard-bearer, black voters deserted the GOP in droves.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama has sent Congress an almost $4 billion request to deal with the situation at the southern border, where children from Central America continue to arrive. The president has said it's a stopgap measure — that what's really needed is an immigration overhaul. But Republicans argue they can't trust Obama, as they point to other instances of laws they say he has ignored.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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