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Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:52am

The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down, killing 298 people.

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States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:44am

New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.

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Bob Mould On World Cafe

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:53am

Hear the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman play four songs from his latest solo album, Beauty and Ruin.

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Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:52am

Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.

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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:47am

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:34am

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:49am

In an interview with NPR, the White House's Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before this conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. That's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.

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Top Stories: Kerry In Israel; Victims' Bodies Returning To Netherlands

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:16am

Also: David Perdue won Georgia's GOP Senate nomination; a huge fire broke out at a North Dakota oil supply business; and L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling files a new lawsuit against the NBA.

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The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:03am

The ocean serene, the sharks below: That's the contrast of noise and melody the Danish duo The Raveonettes do so well. Watch this lyric video for "Killer In The Streets" from their new album Pe'ahi.

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Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:49am

In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands will come to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims land in Eindhoven.

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Without Conflict There Is No Growth

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:33am

Conflict is the force that drives change. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser asks: What are the values that we should champion as we fight for a better future?

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Many Kids Who Are Obese And Overweight Don't Know It

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:29am

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?

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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:07am

Both Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a ceasefire.

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'Rocket Girl' Is A Jetpack-Powered 21st Century Angel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:03am

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare's effervescent comic about a flight-suited future teenager is now out in a paperback collection. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky calls it "a high-spirited, often funny ride."

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Skype A Vital Bridge For Palestinians In West Bank, Gaza

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:29am

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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:24am

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

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:19am

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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What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them.

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Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.

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How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers.

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