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Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin.

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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he broke the deal to protect his country's poor.

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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.

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She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

August 10, 2014 - 7:03am

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

August 10, 2014 - 6:56am

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

August 10, 2014 - 6:56am

In a tragic collision, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver who was walking on a race track in upstate New York Saturday night, authorities said.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

August 10, 2014 - 5:26am

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are concerned, and working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

August 10, 2014 - 5:26am

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

August 10, 2014 - 5:26am

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

August 10, 2014 - 5:14am

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

August 10, 2014 - 5:14am

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Small Passenger Plane Crashes In Iran

August 10, 2014 - 5:07am

An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.

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Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community

August 9, 2014 - 5:12pm

Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.

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Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

August 9, 2014 - 2:02pm

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.

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Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

August 9, 2014 - 2:02pm

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.

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'Are You, Like, African-AMERICAN Or AFRICAN-American?'

August 9, 2014 - 1:24pm

Black people who are more recent immigrants to the United States are often seen very differently than are blacks who are native-born — as reactions to a recent speech from President Obama remind us.

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'Are You, Like, African-AMERICAN Or AFRICAN-American?'

August 9, 2014 - 1:24pm

Black people who are more recent immigrants to the United States are often seen very differently than are blacks who are native-born — as reactions to a recent speech from President Obama remind us.

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