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Migrant Dies In Calais As Thousands Try To Use Channel Tunnel

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 6:22am

Since Jan. 1, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

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Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 5:18am

The Patriots quarterback said he got rid of his phone only after his lawyers told the NFL his device would "not be subjected to investigation." Brady said he was "disappointed" in the NFL's decision.

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Afghan Government Investigates Reports That Mullah Omar Is Dead

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 4:02am

Reports of the death of the Taliban's spiritual leader have swirled in the past and have been unreliable. The most recent reports cite Afghan officials saying Omar has been dead for two years.

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Texas Authorities Release More Jailhouse Video Relating To Sandra Bland Case

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 2:45am

Officials in Waller County, Texas, say the videos prove that many of the conspiracy theories being batted around the Web are not true. Bland's death is still being investigated.

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Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 2:03am

Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 1:00am

Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.

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'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:59am

The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.

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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:58am

Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.

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Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:57am

Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

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Mexico's Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 4:08pm

The altercation came just two days after Mexico's national team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 2:23pm

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT?

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 1:38pm

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 1:32pm

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 12:36pm

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 12:07pm

The former civilian Navy analyst was arrested in 1985 and received a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.

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Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash, Investigators Say

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 11:39am

SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.

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Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 10:49am

Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.

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NFL's Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 10:44am

Until June, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not acknowledge to investigators that he had destroyed his cellphone, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

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Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

NPR Top Stories - July 28, 2015 - 10:19am

The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.

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