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Report Blames 'Corrosive Culture' For Problems In VA System

June 28, 2014 - 9:11am

President Obama received the report on Veterans Affairs Saturday. It said the "corrosive culture" led to personnel problems that affected the timeliness of health care.

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Golden Gate Bridge Board Approves Funding For Suicide Barrier

June 28, 2014 - 8:17am

Since the iconic bridge opened in 1937, some 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths. A record 46 committed suicide off the bridge last year.

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Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

June 28, 2014 - 8:03am

"The fault in our schools," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggests, is that rape culture still exists on many American college campuses.

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Kerry Urges Mideast Leaders To Contain ISIS

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Region's Leaders Promise To Protect Iraq's Holy Sites

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shiite holy sites in Iraq, but will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.

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Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Net

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.

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Sarajevo Celebrates WWI Centennial With Joy And The Macabre

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

Saturday marks 100 years since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about how Sarajevans are commemorating the event.

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In Argentina, Pope Francis' Legacy Is Complex

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

The pope was a young priest during his nation's "Dirty War." Journalist Alma Guillermoprieto talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Francis' controversial history and her article "Francis's Holy War."

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Oklahoma, Arizona Inmates Sue To Stop Executions

June 28, 2014 - 6:05am

The suits take aim at the kind of multi-drug execution procedures that resulted in botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio, calling them a form of human experimentation.

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Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

June 28, 2014 - 5:13am

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

June 28, 2014 - 5:10am

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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A Rogue Libyan General Tries To Impose Order With An Iron Fist

June 28, 2014 - 5:10am

Khalifa Hifter was one of Moammar Gadhafi's top generals who eventually fled to the U.S. Now he's back in Libya, a polarizing figure waging a harsh crackdown on Islamist militants.

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Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

June 28, 2014 - 5:08am

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.

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Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

June 27, 2014 - 9:04pm

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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In The Stands At World Cup, It Was The U.S. That Beat Germany

June 27, 2014 - 8:09pm

In the David and Goliath match, American fans dominated the cheering section.

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Court Stays Decision Striking Down Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

June 27, 2014 - 8:05pm

The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.

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Ukraine Extends Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia Separatists

June 27, 2014 - 6:56pm

A hiatus in fighting was set to expire Friday, but Kiev says it's extending the deadline for three days.

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Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

June 27, 2014 - 6:25pm

The decision to arm some of the unmanned planes flying over the city was made to protect American advisers deployed to assess the security situation.

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SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

June 27, 2014 - 6:12pm

To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.

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Norway Does A Ctrl+Alt+Delete On E-Voting Experiment

June 27, 2014 - 5:52pm

After trying out online balloting in elections in 2011 and 2013, Oslo has concluded that it didn't improve turnout and might undermine the democratic process.

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