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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

NPR Arts & Culture - July 25, 2014 - 4:42pm

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:42pm

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.

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Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity

NPR Arts & Culture - July 25, 2014 - 4:39pm

Sayed Kashua is an Arab who writes novels in Hebrew and a sitcom in Arabic. A contradiction? Maybe. But his newest book is a good look at an often-overlooked segment of the Israeli population.

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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:35pm

A husband and wife who are doctors have been working on fact boxes for drugs that, like nutrition labels for foods, would more concisely convey a medicine's benefits and risks.

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:30pm

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

NPR Politics - July 25, 2014 - 4:30pm

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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In A Complex Web Of Tunnels, Israel Draws Its Red Line

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Both the government and the people of Israel have been determined to continue the country's ground invasion in Gaza, despite a growing wave of international criticism. Israelis have been shaken by claims that Hamas has a heavily fortified network of tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

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Gaza Cease-Fire Still Just Out Of Reach: What Does Each Side Want?

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, as casualty counts rise inexorably higher. NPR's Emily Harris explains both sides' demands.

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For Islamic State, Victories In Iraq Mean Momentum In Syria

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State have begun a new round of fighting with the Syrian regime, surrounding a base outside its stronghold in Raqqa and launching offensives in Aleppo province and Kurdish regions. The death toll in Syria this week reportedly has reached 1,700, most of whom are combatants of one sort or another.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

NPR Politics - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

NPR Politics - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought

NPR Health&Science - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion?

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Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

On Thursday, a psychiatric patient opened fire at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital outside Philadelphia, killing a caseworker and injuring his psychiatrist. The psychiatrist returned fire with a gun of his own, injuring the gunman. Both patient and psychiatrist survived the gun fight.

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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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Leading Ebola Doctor Stricken With The Disease Himself

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the head doctor fighting the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone, has begun to exhibit symptoms of the disease. For more details on the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Daniel G. Bausch, a colleague of Khan's and an associate professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

NPR Politics - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

NPR Education - July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

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The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 3:10pm

Growing waistlines, a savvy clothing industry and good old-fashioned stubbornness have kept many men in pants that don't fit. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

NPR News - July 25, 2014 - 2:38pm

It's become an article of faith among supporters of capital punishment that abolitionists are doing everything they can to undermine executions, putting up hurdles and then complaining about delays.

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