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World
2:28 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Turkey Opens Airspace For U.S. Operations Against Islamic State

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 6:22 pm

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Health
4:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests.
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Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:10 am

Chemotherapy given to patients at the end of life often does more harm than good, according to a study that calls into question this common practice.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

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Politics
4:14 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Obama Actions Would Likely Protect Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants

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Sports
2:58 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

British Cyclist Chris Froome Leads As Tour De France Enters Final Days

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:14 pm

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Around the Nation
2:58 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn., Church Bells Ring Out In Honor Of Killed Service Members

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:14 pm

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Today in Chattanooga, Tenn., a somber moment.

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Late this afternoon, several churches and chapels rang their bells.

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Africa
2:58 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Nigerian President: U.S. Refusal To Provide Weapons Aides Extremism

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 5:10 pm

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Remembrances
4:21 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

The way E.L. Doctorow told it, the phrase "historical novel" is something of a misnomer when it comes to his writing. "I think really of myself as a national novelist; I am an American novelist writing about my country."
Mary Altaffer AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:35 pm

E.L. Doctorow used to tell a story about a journalism class he took as a high school student in the Bronx. As he told NPR back in 2003, he wrote a profile of a doorman at Carnegie Hall who was beloved by all the performers there. His teacher, apparently, loved the story so much, she wanted to publish the story in the school paper — so she told Doctorow to get a photo of the man.

There was just one problem.

"I hadn't expected that kind of enthusiasm," Doctorow recalled, "and I said, well, 'Not exactly, there is no Carl.' I made him up."

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Media
4:21 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Washington Post' Urges U.N. To Help Free Reporter Held In Iran

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:26 pm

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Arts & Life
2:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:40 pm

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Health
2:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Quantum Leap' In Alzheimer's Research Delivers New Understanding

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:21 pm

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Law
2:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

FBI Still Searching For Motive In Chattanooga, Tenn., Shootings

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:21 pm

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Europe
4:02 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

New Zealander Wins French Scrabble Title, But Doesn't Speak French

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 12:25 pm

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Shots - Health News
4:01 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services.
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Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:28 am

There has never been a welcome mat for abortion service providers in the Flathead Valley, a vast area that stretches over 5,000 square miles in the northwest corner of Montana. Susan Cahill began providing abortions in 1976 in the first clinic to offer the service in the Flathead.

"But that had an arson fire, and then we rebuilt that," she says. "Then we had the anti-choice people try to arrest me for doing abortions when I wasn't a doctor."

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Business
3:53 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

President Obama signs the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill in Washington on July 21, 2010. Five years later, debate over the effectiveness of the legislation continues.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 3:57 pm

Five years ago Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the massive overhaul of U.S. financial regulations called Dodd-Frank. But there's still a battle over whether the law has helped stabilize the financial system or whether it has harmed the economy and should be rolled back.

Congress designed Dodd-Frank to fix excesses in financial markets and mortgage lending — excesses that triggered the financial crisis and forced massive bailouts of Wall Street firms.

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Politics
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Obama Calls For More Veterans Affairs Spending At VFW Convention

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 4:23 pm

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Law
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Father Of Slain San Francisco Woman Testifies Before Congress

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:20 am

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Politics
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Donald Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down After McCain Comments

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:07 am

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All Tech Considered
4:37 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

The rise of ad blockers threatens the business model that drives much of the Internet economy.
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Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 11:56 am

Advertising is the basic business model of the Internet. It's one reason we can view online content free of charge.

Millions of Web surfers already download software to block ads online, and that number is growing. Soon, Apple could be making mobile ad blocking easier.

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Parallels
4:37 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Parrying Doubts In Two Capitals, Leaders Sell The Iran Nuclear Deal

The U.N. Security Council endorsed the historic Iran nuclear deal on Monday. Now, world leaders — notably in the U.S. and Iran — must garner enough support for the agreement at home.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 7:33 pm

The U.N. Security Council endorsed a historic nuclear deal with Iran on Monday, and it immediately drew complaints from hard-liners in Tehran as well as from lawmakers — particularly Republicans — in the U.S.

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Sports
4:37 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

American Zach Johnson Wins British Open In Historic 3-Way Playoff

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Europe
3:29 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

British Prime Minister Announces Program To Defeat Islamist Extremism

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 8:24 pm

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Technology
3:07 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Adultery Site Ashley Madison Targeted In Data Hack

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 12:45 pm

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Politics
3:06 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Donald Trump's Remarks On John McCain Question Meaning Of 'War Hero'

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:05 pm

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Sports
2:59 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 4:37 pm

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Middle East
2:33 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Ash Carter Visits Israel To Ease Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 4:37 pm

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Animals
4:23 pm
Sun July 19, 2015

PETA Says Undercover SeaWorld Employee Posed As Animal Rights Activist

During the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, SeaWorld's float was accompanied by police in Pasadena, Calif. PETA supporters were arrested for protesting the float that day, and PETA claims that a SeaWorld employee posing as a PETA volunteer tipped police off to the protest.
Ringo H.W. Chiu AP

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 9:31 am

In recent years, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has waged a protest campaign against SeaWorld, saying that the U.S. theme parks' treatment of trained orcas is cruel. Now, PETA says it has identified a SeaWorld "agent" in its midst.

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Sports
3:36 pm
Sun July 19, 2015

Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

Ryan Phelan rehearses on the set of SportsCenter at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., in 2007. Years ago, the network had been thought impervious to the seismic shifts shaking the cable landscape. Now, that appears to be changing.
Bob Child AP

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 7:18 pm

It's no secret that cable television is in trouble. With Hulu, Netflix and many networks streaming their shows online, viewers don't have to watch shows like Scandal or American Horror Story live. They can stream it the next day — or the next year.

Nevertheless, one channel had long looked impervious to the trouble: ESPN. Even as other channels suffered losses in subscriptions, the sports network was sitting pretty for one simple reason: People want to watch sports live.

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My Big Break
3:12 pm
Sun July 19, 2015

From Adman To Stand-Up: Jim Gaffigan's Transition Took A Few Good Naps

Jim Gaffigan spent years in stand-up before, finally, someone took a chance on him: that someone just happened to be David Letterman. "The weird thing is, because Letterman thought I was good, everyone changed their mind," he says. "It changed the narrative surrounding me, completely."
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Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 7:52 pm

As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

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Environment
3:12 pm
Sun July 19, 2015

In Lake Mead, Lower Water Levels Make Exploring B-29 Wreckage Easier

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 2:29 pm

The reservoir outside Las Vegas is home to the wreck of a B-29 bomber that crashed in 1948. The region's drought has lowered water levels so much that scuba divers can now explore the wreck. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 9, 2015.)

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