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Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'

July 25, 2014 - 2:11pm

The Arizona senator said he believes in the death penalty, but that was not "an acceptable way of carrying it out."

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

July 25, 2014 - 1:02pm

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.

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The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

July 25, 2014 - 12:24pm

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

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In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

July 25, 2014 - 10:27am

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.

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Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

July 25, 2014 - 9:57am

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo made a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader and has now asked ordinary Indonesians to help him choose his government.

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Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

July 25, 2014 - 9:31am

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

July 25, 2014 - 9:31am

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

July 25, 2014 - 9:01am

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

July 25, 2014 - 9:01am

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Kerry: Gaza Truce Still In Play

July 25, 2014 - 8:11am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected reports that a proposed seven-day cease-fire had been rebuffed by Israel's Security Cabinet.

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Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

July 25, 2014 - 8:11am

Secretary of State John Kerry wants fighting to stop temporarily as Ramadan ends this weekend. Both Israel and Hamas are considering the proposal.

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At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

July 25, 2014 - 7:02am

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.

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France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

July 25, 2014 - 6:56am

President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France's interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.

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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

July 25, 2014 - 6:41am

In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.

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Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.

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Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.

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Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.

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Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

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What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

July 25, 2014 - 4:58am

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.

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