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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 3:00am

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 1:07am

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 12:58am

Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 5:28pm

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 4:14pm

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 3:40pm

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

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SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 1:24pm

SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.

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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 1:12pm

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."

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From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:55pm

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

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One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:53pm

Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.

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Birkin Bag Is Fine, But Namesake Actress Wants 'Birkin Croco' Rebranded

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:51pm

After seeing a video that PETA published on the treatment of crocodiles, Jane Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from the line's crocodile-skin version.

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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:38pm

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.

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Politics Overshadows U.S. Tech Firms' Hopes For Entering Iran

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:38pm

With a young, well-educated population, Iran has the potential to be a boom market for tech. But sanctions and negative political implications for doing business there seem to limit prospects.

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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:33pm

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.

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Nobel Prize Winner Thinks No One Should Ever Retire

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:19pm

Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: 'The word retirement is very harmful.'

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Doctors Devise A Better Way To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 12:05pm

Doubters have said that merely shaking a baby can't cause brain damage or death. Listing six injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome will make it easier to identify child abuse, a study says.

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Some Chinese Grandparents Are Making Their Grandkids Fat

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 10:55am

A new study shows that children in China who are mainly cared for by grandparents instead of Mom and Dad are twice as likely to be overweight — contributing to the country's obesity epidemic.

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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 7:41am

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have always put code-switching from and center in their comedy show.

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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

NPR Top Stories - July 29, 2015 - 7:34am

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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