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In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

July 7, 2014 - 1:15pm

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.

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With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not the Egg's

July 7, 2014 - 12:45pm

For a long while doctors thought that an egg's age relative to others explained why older women are more likely to produce eggs with genetic abnormalities. But a study finds that's not really true.

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Early Afghan Vote Count Gives Ex-Finance Minister The Lead

July 7, 2014 - 12:32pm

The result is unlikely to quell claims from Ashraf Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, that the election was fraudulent. Abdullah easily won the first round of voting, but now trails by a million votes.

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Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

July 7, 2014 - 12:17pm

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.

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Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

July 7, 2014 - 12:17pm

It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. The giant Verrückt water slide stands at 168 feet tall.

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Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Nigeria's Boko Haram

July 7, 2014 - 9:23am

More than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by the extremist group reportedly escaped after their captors left for a raid. More than 200 schoolgirls taken in April remain missing.

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What We Don't Know About Summer School

July 7, 2014 - 8:36am

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.

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What We Don't Know About Summer School

July 7, 2014 - 8:36am

Lots of kids spend part of their vacation at summer school, but there is very little information about what works.

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TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

July 7, 2014 - 8:25am

People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones charged: under a new policy, the devices might not be allowed on the plane if they can't power up.

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TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

July 7, 2014 - 8:25am

People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones and other electronic devices charged. The devices might not be allowed onboard if they can't power up.

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Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack

July 7, 2014 - 7:32am

The exchange of rocket and air attacks follows the murder of a Palestinian teen last week, which set off rioting in several Israeli cities.

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Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack

July 7, 2014 - 7:32am

The exchange of rocket and air attacks follows the slaying of a Palestinian teen last week, which set off rioting in several Israeli cities.

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Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

July 7, 2014 - 7:00am

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.

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Eduard Shevardnadze, Former Georgian President, Dies At 86

July 7, 2014 - 6:55am

The former Soviet minister and Georgian president is credited with helping end the Cold War. He died Monday following a long illness, his spokeswoman tells the media.

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Ex-President Of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze Dies At 86

July 7, 2014 - 5:09am

Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said.

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A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

July 7, 2014 - 3:18am

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.

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For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

July 7, 2014 - 3:18am

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

July 7, 2014 - 3:17am

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

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The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

July 7, 2014 - 3:16am

The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.

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TSA: Some On U.S.-Bound Flights Must Turn On Phones

July 7, 2014 - 2:30am

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board flights, the Transportation Security Administration said.

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