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California Proposal Could Fund Water Projects

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

California lawmakers came to an agreement on a $7.5 billion bond package to address the state's drought. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the proposal, and now the public will vote on the measure in November.

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Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

Doctors Without Borders is preparing to re-open an Ebola isolation unit in Liberia. The country will again have two Ebola treatment centers, but Doctors Without Borders says it is still not enough.

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Spain Forced To Cope With Surge In African Migrants

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.

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Mideast Tensions Force Arab-Israeli Writer To Leave Jerusalem

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

Sayed Kashua had assimilated into Israeli society as much as any Arab could. But last month, the Arab-Israeli writer packed up and left Israel. He tells Steve Inskeep why he left Jerusalem.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire Extension

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

Another temporary cease-fire is in effect between Israel and Hamas. Egypt's foreign minister is leading indirect talks and says the sides have agreed to a five-day extension.

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Northern Iraq Burdened With Military, Humanitarian Crises

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tom Bowman about the U.S. thinking on the humanitarian crisis. David Greene gets an assessment of the U.S. military's re-engagement in Iraq from retired Gen. Michael Barbero.

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Police Arrest 'Post' Reporter Covering Mo. Shooting Aftermath

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

When police officers gathered up everyone at a Ferguson McDonald's, 2 reporters were also picked up. Steve Inskeep talks to Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post, who was one of the reporters arrested.

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.

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You Know Him As An Actor But Jeff Goldblum Is A Musician Too

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

Goldblum hosts a weekly jazz show in LA with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. For more than 15 years, he's worked that around his acting schedule. (This piece aired on May 25, 2014 on ATC.)

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Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.

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In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.

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Nicaragua Seems To Escape Problems Suffered By Its Neighbors

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

Nicaragua is unique in Central America for its low crime rate as well as how few Nicaraguan migrants make the trip north to the U.S. Why is Nicaragua bucking the regional trends?

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

August 14, 2014 - 5:02am

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum But It's Hard To Get

August 14, 2014 - 4:30am

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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