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Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 1:50pm

Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.

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Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 1:44pm

The tiny European country of Moldova isn't known for much of anything, and especially not its wine. But its winemakers are trying to find new export markets and overcome their post-Soviet reputation.

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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 1:14pm

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.

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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 1:04pm

Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.

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Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:27pm

A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.

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Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

Nearly two weeks since a Malaysia Airlines flight was downed over eastern Ukraine, fighting in the region continues to delay the start of an investigation. For more, Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Sonne, the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.

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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

Republicans in the House voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.

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Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

Earlier in the day it looked like a resolution was possible, but ultimately talks between the country and a group of creditors broke down in New York. The first time the country defaulted was in 2002.

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U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 8:06am

The U.S. did not name the officials but said they have been responsible or complicit in perpetrating human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.

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Desk Desk Evolution

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 7:13am

The changing workspace in the Age of Deskovery.

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WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 6:06am

The 14,000-ton freight train could not come to a stop. But the women laid down between the rails and survived.

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U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 5:03am

The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.

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Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 4:04am

One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 4:03am

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 3:00am

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, parts of the UCLA campus were deluged, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 1:58am

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 1:30am

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 12:59am

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.

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