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States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

July 19, 2014 - 12:25pm

The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on Jan. 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.

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Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

July 19, 2014 - 12:12pm

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

July 19, 2014 - 12:09pm

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.

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400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

July 19, 2014 - 10:28am

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Israel Intensifies Ground Operation In Gaza

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

International correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Jerusalem about about the second day of the Israeli military's ground operation of the Gaza Strip.

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People Share Moon Landing Memories On YouTube Channel

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can share memories from the historic day.

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Immigration Protests Continue In California Town

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Saturday is the second day of protests by those opposed housing migrant children in their towns. Murrieta, Calif., is among those cities, but many say the protesters don't represent their city.

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Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

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How Crash Could Change The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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Malaysian Airlines Copes With A Second Tragedy

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Gaza Toll Tops 300 As Israel Presses Ground War

July 19, 2014 - 7:42am

Gaza's health ministry says 318 Palestinians, including 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Gaza Toll Tops 330 As Israel Presses Ground War

July 19, 2014 - 7:42am

A health official in Gaza says 333 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

July 19, 2014 - 7:27am

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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Access To MH17 Crash Site Blocked, Investigators Say

July 19, 2014 - 7:27am

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

July 19, 2014 - 7:08am

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

July 19, 2014 - 7:08am

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

July 19, 2014 - 5:42am

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

July 19, 2014 - 5:32am

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

July 19, 2014 - 5:31am

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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