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CEO Of Ignition Switch Maker Says No Responsibility For GM Deaths

July 17, 2014 - 12:31pm

Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged, "It's our responsibility."

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She's Got A Perfect Afro — And A Melodious Vision For African Musicians

July 17, 2014 - 12:02pm

Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia and raised in the U.S. She's a folk-jazz artist who's been likened to Joni Mitchell. And she brings East African musicians together to share their beats.

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Malaysian Jet That Crashed In Ukraine May Have Been Shot Down

July 17, 2014 - 11:55am

A U.S. official has told NPR that a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying nearly 300 people was likely shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

July 17, 2014 - 11:29am

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

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Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants

July 17, 2014 - 10:44am

Researchers who looked at two years of records from the Manhattan district attorney's office found that race was a significant factor in determining how prosecutors resolved cases.

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California Bank Robbery Ends In Violent And Deadly Car Chase

July 17, 2014 - 10:14am

"The suspects had massive amounts of ammunition either taped to or strapped to their bodies," says the police chief of Stockton, Calif. Two suspects and one hostage died.

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Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

July 17, 2014 - 10:07am

The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.

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Ukraine Says Russia Shot Down One Of Its Warplanes

July 17, 2014 - 8:51am

It's the second plane in recent days that Kiev says was downed by a missile fired from Russian territory — the strongest accusation to date of Moscow's direct involvement in the separatist conflict.

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Microsoft Will Cut As Many As 18,000 Jobs

July 17, 2014 - 8:32am

A large layoff is under way at Microsoft, as the technology company says it will cut 13,000 jobs in the next six months. All but 500 of those layoffs are related to the Nokia phone division.

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Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70

July 17, 2014 - 8:13am

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.

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The GOP Now Likes Community Organizing (If It Wins Elections)

July 17, 2014 - 7:09am

Yes, Republicans plan to use technology to get out voters in the midterms much like President Obama used it in 2012. But he was Sputnik to their planned moon landing, an official said.

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A 5-Hour Truce Between Hamas And Israel Ends, And Fighting Begins

July 17, 2014 - 6:51am

Israel and Hamas agreed to hold their fire for five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time, for humanitarian reasons. But the peace is now over, and attacks have resumed.

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Israel, Hamas Begin Humanitarian Cease-Fire

July 17, 2014 - 4:36am

The two sides agreed to the pause following a request by the United Nations so that supplies could be delivered to Gaza. The latest round of fighting is in its 10th day.

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Palestinian-American Teen Beaten In Mideast Returns Home To Florida

July 17, 2014 - 4:26am

Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities, returned home to Florida late Wednesday. He says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.

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Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

July 17, 2014 - 3:34am

It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.

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Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank

July 17, 2014 - 3:32am

Journalist Paul Salopek's journey from Africa to South America takes him to Israel and the West Bank, where he notes the physical beauty of the landscape stands in stark contrast with violence there.

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Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

July 17, 2014 - 3:31am

Too stressed to get seven hours of solid shut-eye tonight? Prepare to be even less resilient tomorrow. Stress disrupts sleep, which feeds depression, anxiety — and more stress, scientists say.

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Gunmen Temporarily Shut Down Kabul Airport

July 16, 2014 - 11:00pm

Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Zahir Zahir later said four of the attackers were killed and that the attack was halted without any civilian or police casualties.

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Obama Unrolls New Sanctions Against Russia

July 16, 2014 - 8:02pm

President Obama delivered a whirlwind news conference Wednesday, discussing a series of foreign policy issues from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Obama also announced a new round of sanctions against Russian banks, energy companies and individuals for what he sees as interference in Ukrainian affairs.

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Federal Judge Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional In California

July 16, 2014 - 6:52pm

Systemic delays create a system that is arbitrary, a federal judge in Orange County decided. Death penalty advocates, however, say delays are a bigger problem for victims' families.

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