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France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

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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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

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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Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.

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Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.

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Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.

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Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

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What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.

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'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.

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Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired Jan. 29, 2012, on Weekend Edition.)

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France Sends Soldiers To Guard Air Algerie Wreckage In Mali

July 25, 2014 - 3:43am

The MD-83 aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar in bad weather less than an hour after it took off; 116 people were aboard.

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Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

July 24, 2014 - 5:56pm

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.

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UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

July 24, 2014 - 5:43pm

The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

July 24, 2014 - 5:26pm

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD

July 24, 2014 - 4:29pm

The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.

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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

July 24, 2014 - 4:21pm

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.

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5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour

July 24, 2014 - 4:19pm

From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.

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The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals

July 24, 2014 - 4:12pm

An hour into Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona, an attorney for the inmate reached out to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seeking his intervention. How do such appeals work? And how often do they happen?

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Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

July 24, 2014 - 4:12pm

Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.

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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

July 24, 2014 - 4:12pm

The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.

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