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Putin: Tragedies Like MH17 Should 'Bring People Together'

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 4:18am

In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.

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In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire, Kerry Heads To Egypt

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 3:00am

The fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has left more than 400 dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

NPR Top Stories - July 20, 2014 - 12:41pm

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."

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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

NPR Top Stories - July 20, 2014 - 11:33am

When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic — a burden personal to writers of color.

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45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

NPR Top Stories - July 20, 2014 - 8:40am

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind's first journey to another world.

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