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Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:50pm

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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University Would Study Health Issues In Polluted New York Town

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:49pm

A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.

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Tree Planted To Honor Beatle Is Killed By Beetles

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:43pm

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation.

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Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:29pm

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

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Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:14pm

Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR's Mara Liasson unravels the political consequences of the conflicting decisions.

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In Cairo, First Steps Taken On Gnarled Path To Gaza Cease-Fire

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:14pm

Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

NPR Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 12:14pm

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

NPR Books - July 22, 2014 - 11:33am

Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.

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Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages

NPR Books - July 22, 2014 - 10:02am

Spencer West was born with a genetic disorder that led to both his legs being amputated. West tells host Michel Martin about how he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro using just his hands and arms.

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Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?

New York Times book reviews - July 22, 2014 - 6:00am
Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.






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