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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

July 26, 2014 - 12:24pm

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

July 26, 2014 - 12:24pm

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

July 26, 2014 - 9:41am

The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

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Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

July 26, 2014 - 9:22am

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

July 26, 2014 - 9:08am

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

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U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

July 26, 2014 - 8:40am

The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

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NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

It was a controversial week for the National Football League. Bloomberg's Kavitha Davidson brings NPR's Scott Simon up to date.

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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Is Hezbollah Hesitant To Help Hamas?

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.

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If All The Ice Melts, What Happens To Hockey?

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

A report from the National Hockey League says climate change could threaten the sport's future. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the league's sustainability plan.

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Citizen Evidence Lab Separates Truth From Fiction In Viral Videos

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

When a grainy video of human rights abuse goes viral, how do you know it's real? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christoph Koettl, of the Citizen Evidence Lab, which helps users verify videos and photos.

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A Closer Look At A World In Crisis

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the confluence of global crises taking place around the world.

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Israel And Hamas Pause While Kerry Negotiates In Paris

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza, where a temporary ceasefire is in effect.

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Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck a container ship and dumped nearly 5 million Legos pieces into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

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Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

July 26, 2014 - 8:13am

Two large radio telescopes have detected very brief, powerful bursts of radio waves, and so far, scientists have no idea what's causing them.

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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

July 26, 2014 - 8:09am

Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.

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Temporary Cease-Fire In Gaza Appears To Be Holding

July 26, 2014 - 7:50am

Hundreds of residents in the Palestinian territory are taking advantage of the 12-hour lull in fighting set to expire at 8 p.m. Israeli time (1 p.m. ET) to stock up on supplies.

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Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report

July 26, 2014 - 3:36am

The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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