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VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

July 22, 2014 - 4:53pm

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

July 22, 2014 - 4:50pm

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

July 22, 2014 - 4:50pm

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

July 22, 2014 - 4:49pm

People who live in Tonawanda, N.Y., live near a company whose ovens heat coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

July 22, 2014 - 4:49pm

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

July 22, 2014 - 4:43pm

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

July 22, 2014 - 4:43pm

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

July 22, 2014 - 4:29pm

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

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Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

July 22, 2014 - 4:29pm

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

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Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR's Mara Liasson unravels the political consequences of the conflicting decisions.

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Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR's Mara Liasson unravels the political consequences of the conflicting decisions.

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Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

The Affordable Care Act received conflicting rulings in federal courts Tuesday. One U.S. appeals court tossed out an IRS regulation governing subsidies, while another three-judge panel issued unanimous verdict saying just the opposite.

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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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Obama's Health Care Law Has A Confusing Day In Court

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

One U.S. appeals court panel tossed out federal subsidies for low-income insurance buyers, while another three-judge panel affirmed them. The issue has the potential to gut the health care overhaul.

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Newark Police Placed Under Federal Microscope For Rampant Misconduct

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight.

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Amid CAR's Bloodshed, Thousands Dead And Little Help For The Living

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

Sectarian violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic just over a year ago. According to Sylvain Groulx of Doctors Without Borders, the conflict's casualty count is staggering: One in three families there have lost at least one family member.

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Amid CAR's Bloodshed, Thousands Dead And Little Help For The Living

July 22, 2014 - 4:14pm

Sectarian violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic just over a year ago. According to Sylvain Groulx of Doctors Without Borders, the conflict's casualty count is staggering: One in three families there have lost at least one family member.

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