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More Debris Washes Up On Réunion Island

Sunday, August 02, 2015

More debris has washed on shore of the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

From Paris, reporter Jake Cigainero tells our Newscast unit that French authorities believe the debris could be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Jake filed this report:

"Taking a Sunday ...

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#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

Friday, July 31, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...

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Arson Attack That Killed Toddler In West Bank Is Called Terrorism

Friday, July 31, 2015

An arson attack in the West Bank that killed an 18-month-old boy was being condemned widely on Friday, but the Palestinian Liberation Organization is putting the blame on the Israeli government.

The attack happened in the early morning hours of Friday when perpetrators firebombed a house in the village of ...

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In Report, Justice Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

Friday, July 31, 2015

In a scathing 60-page report, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says the St. Louis County Family Court has engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the constitutional rights of children caught up in the juvenile justice system.

An investigation, which the department started in 2013, ...

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

Friday, July 31, 2015

New classified documents released by WikiLeaks purport to show that the United States spied on Japan's government, as well as on Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

In one document marked "top secret," the U.S. allegedly distributed information from a conversation between cabinet-level officials from four ministries and Japan's ...

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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

Updated at 10 a.m. ET

The International Olympic Committee has awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games.

With the selection, the Chinese city will become the first to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

With a vote of 44 to 40, Beijing beat out ...

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University Of Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A University of Cincinnati officer who was charged in the murder of an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop has pleaded not guilty.

Officer Ray Tensing was escorted into a Hamilton County courthouse on Thursday handcuffed and in a prison uniform.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan ...

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's no secret that the water at some of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro has some problems.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro got a whiff of one venue in April. But The Associated Press has just put some science into it by commissioning tests over a five-month ...

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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A court in Egypt has delayed reading the verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of aiding a terrorist organization.

The BBC reports:

"Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in June 2014.

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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Announcing the indictment of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters called the officer's actions "asinine" and "totally unwarranted."

"This doesn't happen in the United States," he said. "It might happen in Afghanistan ...

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., the Democrat who represents a district that includes parts of Philadelphia, was indicted on Wednesday over allegations of political corruption.

According to the indictment, the government alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal ...

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Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tom Brady issued an impassioned defense of his actions this morning after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to uphold a four-game suspension over his role in "deflategate."

The New England Patriots quarterback called the suspension "unfair" and said he was "disappointed" that Goodell dismissed his "hours of testimony."

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Afghan Government Says Mullah Omar 'Died In April 2013'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

(This post was last updated at 12:47 p.m. ET.)

The Afghan government says the Taliban's spiritual leader, Mullah Omar, "died in April 2013 in Pakistan."

In a statement issued by the office of the president, the government said their report was based on "credible information."

The announcement comes just two ...

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Texas Authorities Release More Jailhouse Video Relating To Sandra Bland Case

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Officials in Waller County, Texas, have released more jailhouse video that they say dispels some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the case of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her cell two weeks ago.

Her death was ruled a suicide by a medical examiner but her family says she ...

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Giant Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday And 2 Guinness World Records

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jia Jia, a giant panda living at an amusement park in Hong Kong, celebrated her 37th birthday on Tuesday and, along with it, broke two Guinness World Records.

Jia Jia became the oldest giant panda ever living in captivity and the oldest giant panda currently living in captivity.

CNN ...

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Obama Asks African Countries To Create Jobs, Foster Democracy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

President Obama capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia by becoming the first sitting American president to address the African Union.

In a speech intended for the entire continent and delivered from the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Obama called on African leaders to create jobs and foster ...

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NATO Says It Stands With Turkey In Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

During a meeting with all 27 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday, Turkey said it wanted to give the members a heads up that at some point it may need their help fighting against the self-declared Islamic State.

Turkey called a rare Article 4 meeting of ...

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In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A court in Tripoli has sentenced the son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in connection with killings during the 2011 uprising that ended Gadhafi's rule.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that because the country is in such disarray, the sentence was handed down in absentia. She filed this report ...

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Australia's Jehovah's Witnesses Failed To Report 1,006 Alleged Child Sex Abuses

Monday, July 27, 2015

Australia's Jehovah's Witnesses Church failed to report more than 1,000 cases of alleged sexual abuses against children, a national inquiry has found.

The BBC reports:

"Angus Stewart, counsel for the commission, said that of 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child sexual abuse identified by the Jehovah's Witnesses Church, 'not ...

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A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For 'Lion-Like' Animal

Monday, July 27, 2015

For a week, police had been receiving reports of a "lion-like" animal roaming the streets of Milwaukee.

Early last week, a resident even caught video of the creature. The cellphone footage showed what looked like a big, wild cat walking across a lawn:

The sightings increased as the week went ...

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