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Israeli Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:28pm

Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.

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McDonald's Responsible For Treatment Of Workers, Agency Says

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:19pm

The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.

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France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:15pm

Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it's created 2,500 jobs.

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Court Rejects Law Threatening Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:41pm

A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.

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Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:07pm

Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

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OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:59pm

OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.

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Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:54pm

Having offended its own staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has canceled a course intended to help employees "speak with a more neutral American accent."

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A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:52pm

"Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.

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The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:47pm

A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.

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American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:39pm

After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.

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The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time. While Nunn has a well-known name and a strong fundraising arm, analysts say she'll have to mobilize minority voters to have a chance.

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White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The Obama administration is slapping stronger sanctions on Russia. The sanctions — which target key sectors of the Russian economy, including finance and defense — come as a response to Moscow's alleged involvement in Ukraine. The move comes on the same day that the European Union announced sanctions of its own.

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The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming may hold specimens of DNA from animals who roamed thousands of years ago. Julie Meachem, a paleontologist leading the expedition into the cave, speaks with Audie Cornish about the secrets she hopes to find.

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In Treating Ebola, Doctors Have Only Containment, Not Yet A Cure

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Tom Perez are traveling to Montgomery County, Md., to highlight workforce training for inmates about to leave prisons and jails. They plan to replicate the county's program around the U.S. by giving federal grant money.

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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.

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Out Of Ukraine, This 'Suitcase' Packs An Immigrant's Story With Humor

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.

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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:28pm

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

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