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Skype A Vital Bridge For Palestinians In West Bank, Gaza

27 min 27 sec ago

By most accounts, the war between Israel and Hamas is getting worse. As the casualties mount, so does the frustration of Palestinian families living apart who rarely if ever get to see each other.

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Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options

32 min 17 sec ago

The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting.

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$500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois

36 min 54 sec ago

The condiment container towers above the former Brooks Old Original and Tangy Ketchup factory. The company moved out decades ago; now the space is for sale. It doesn't come with a giant side of fries.

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Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager'

1 hour 10 min ago

All Songs Considered features "The Voyager," the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It's part of NPR Music's "First Listen" series.

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Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

1 hour 10 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

1 hour 10 min ago

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.

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Obama Adviser Blinken On The Mideast And Ukraine Conflicts

1 hour 10 min ago

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.

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Last Word

1 hour 10 min ago

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have today's last word in business.

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Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

1 hour 10 min ago

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.

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Business News

1 hour 10 min ago

Steve Inskeep has this morning's business news.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

1 hour 10 min ago

Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

1 hour 10 min ago

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

1 hour 10 min ago

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.

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California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

1 hour 10 min ago

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

1 hour 59 min ago

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:46pm

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:03pm

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:57pm

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:36pm

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.

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