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Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:23pm

The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.

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Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State is solidifying its hold on the Iraqi city of Mosul. As it does so, the group is building a track record for how it actually governs. NPR's Leila Fadel offers a glimpse of what life is like under the group's rule.

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By Putting Interrogations On Tape, FBI Opens Window Into Questioning

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though.

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Israel Targets Tunnels, But Hits Elsewhere — Including Gaza Hospital

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.

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In Days After Jet's Downing, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine. To learn about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

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Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

NPR Top Stories - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.

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By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

NPR Books - July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.

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On 'Tomlinson Hill,' Journalist Seeks Truth And Reconciliation

NPR Books - July 21, 2014 - 11:20am

Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great-great-grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.

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Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy

NPR Books - July 21, 2014 - 9:53am

Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Host Michel Martin speaks to the conservative activist about her life and career.

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