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Europe
3:09 am
Wed July 30, 2014

France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:58 am

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Sports
3:03 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:55 am

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Sports
2:58 am
Wed July 30, 2014

NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:58 am

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U.S.
2:56 am
Wed July 30, 2014

During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment?

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 3:58 am

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Politics
1:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

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U.S.
1:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

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Asia
1:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Former High-Ranking Official Under Investigation In China

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U.S.
4:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:35 am

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Parallels
3:11 am
Tue July 29, 2014

For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

A volunteer at a Christian church in Qosh, Iraq, loads aid onto a handcart Monday for delivery to displaced Shiites who are sheltering there.
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Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:35 am

The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.

"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."

For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. But for him and others in a militant-controlled swath of northwest Iraq, it's a strange and unhappy holiday.

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Latin America
2:35 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

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1:56 am
Tue July 29, 2014

On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record

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Sports
1:56 am
Tue July 29, 2014

What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:50 am

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1:55 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

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Business
5:12 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

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Middle East
3:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

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Sports
3:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

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U.S.
3:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

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NPR Story
2:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

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2:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:52 am

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Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Still, the standoff between the two parties has all but stopped the process of governing.

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NPR Story
2:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness'

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Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.

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That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. The campaign is promoting underwearness to reduce the stigma of incontinence.

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