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The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 12:24pm

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

NPR Politics - July 25, 2014 - 12:24pm

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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'Lucy': Hot Buttered Popcorn, With Plenty Of Nuts

NPR Arts & Culture - July 25, 2014 - 11:06am

Luc Besson's Lucy isn't a smart movie, but you have to respect — sort of — the high energy and commitment it puts into being ridiculous.

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In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 10:27am

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.

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Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 9:57am

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader and has now asked ordinary Indonesians to help him choose his government.

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Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 9:31am

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 9:31am

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 9:01am

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 9:01am

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Kerry: Gaza Truce Still In Play

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 8:11am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected reports that a proposed seven-day cease-fire had been rebuffed by Israel's Security Cabinet.

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Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 8:11am

Secretary of State John Kerry wants fighting to stop temporarily as Ramadan ends this weekend. Both Israel and Hamas are considering the proposal.

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Book News: Amazon Reports Big Quarterly Loss

NPR Arts & Culture - July 25, 2014 - 8:09am

Also: Brian McGreevy on horror writer Angela Carter; why poetry and computer engineering go together.

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Thanks For Your Support. We'll Take It From Here

NPR Education - July 25, 2014 - 8:03am

Many organizations, including the Gates Foundation, support our work. But they don't get to set the agenda.

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

Morning Edition - July 25, 2014 - 7:02am

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with luxury cabanas, pools and video displays that are longer than the field. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.

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

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 7:02am

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.

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France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 6:56am

President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France's interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.

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Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

Morning Edition - July 25, 2014 - 6:50am

The 72-foot-tall inflatable is installed on a Beijing Lake. A photo of it — wearing large square glasses just like those worn by a former president — went viral online.

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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

Morning Edition - July 25, 2014 - 6:41am

In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.

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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 6:41am

In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.

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Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline

Morning Edition - July 25, 2014 - 6:40am

Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.

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