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Europe
4:09 am
Wed July 30, 2014

France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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Sports
4:01 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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Sports
3:58 am
Wed July 30, 2014

NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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U.S.
3:56 am
Wed July 30, 2014

During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment?

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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U.S.
2:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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Asia
2:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Former High-Ranking Official Under Investigation In China

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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Politics
2:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 6:07 am

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U.S.
5:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:35 am

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Parallels
4:11 am
Tue July 29, 2014

For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

A volunteer at a Christian church in Qosh, Iraq, loads aid onto a handcart Monday for delivery to displaced Shiites who are sheltering there.
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Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:35 am

The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.

"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."

For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. But for him and others in a militant-controlled swath of northwest Iraq, it's a strange and unhappy holiday.

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Latin America
3:35 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:35 am

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NPR Story
2:56 am
Tue July 29, 2014

On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:35 am

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Sports
2:56 am
Tue July 29, 2014

What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 8:50 am

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2:55 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

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Business
6:12 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:52 am

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Middle East
4:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:52 am

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Sports
4:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:52 am

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U.S.
4:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:52 am

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:52 am

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3:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:52 am

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Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Still, the standoff between the two parties has all but stopped the process of governing.

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Depend Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwareness'

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 2:16 pm

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Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.

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That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. The campaign is promoting underwearness to reduce the stigma of incontinence.

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Code Switch
6:03 am
Sat July 26, 2014

At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change

A Washington Redskins helmet lies on the turf at the football team's training facility in Richmond, Va.
AP

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:52 pm

Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after trademark registrations for its name were revoked.

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Music News
6:14 am
Fri July 25, 2014

'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

"I never wanted to be your weekend lover": Prince and his Purple Rain costar Appolonia Kotero.
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Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 8:54 am

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Sports
5:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

Hi, Mom! EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, recently installed a massive video display. This artist's rendering previews the giant screen, which will be unveiled on Saturday.
Courtesy of the Jacksonville Jaguars

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:22 am

In Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, the Jaguars football team will unveil what it's calling the world's largest video display at a stadium. The team also has added luxury cabanas, where fans can watch the game poolside — improvements that are designed to get the beleaguered team's fans off their couches and into the stadium.

When team officials announced they were adding swimming pools to the stadium, some dismissed it as a gimmick. The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't been to the playoffs since 2007, and the team has been the butt of many a football joke.

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Law
5:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 6:14 am

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Strange News
5:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 6:14 am

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 6:14 am

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3:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

It's Time For Comic-Con!

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 6:14 am

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3:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 6:14 am

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Strange News
4:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up'

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 5:39 am

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Strange News
4:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55'

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 5:39 am

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