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Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The state is experiencing the worst drought in decades, but water consumption in the southern coastal region is actually higher than in previous years. New rules and incentives aim to change that.
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Death Toll Climbs In Israel-Gaza Conflict Amid Attempts At Cease-Fire

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Israel widened its operation into Gaza Sunday and each side had the highest death toll of this two-week-old conflict. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem about this deadly day.
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Actor James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' Dies

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Actor James Garner, best known for his roles in hit TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86 years old.
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With Plane Crash, Conflict In Ukraine Back In World Spotlight

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry says evidence is mounting that Russian-backed separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. New Republic editor Julia Ioffe discusses the tensions with NPR's Kelly McEvers.
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Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Florida native Lauren Arrington discovered that invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, could survive in nearly fresh water. The 12-year-old's experiment blew away professional scientists.
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Tax Cuts Fallout Put Kansas Governor On Defense

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kansas is now in a budget shortfall after a wave of dramatic tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. In response, more than 100 former GOP office holders in the state have endorsed Paul Davis, Brownback's opponent in the gubernatorial race this fall. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Kansas City Star.
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Migrant Heads Home To Mexico โ€” And Joins Fight Against Cartel

Sunday, July 20, 2014

In the Mexican state of Michoacan, civilian militias have put a powerful drug cartel, the Knights Templar, on the run. Among the vigilantes are migrants, like Reny Pineda, returning from the U.S.
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Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The enigmatic leader of Shabazz Palaces says his process is instinctive, non-linear and, sometimes, beyond his own understanding. Read Ishmael Butler's extended interview with All Things Considered.
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Fitness Trainer Shaun T: 'I Understand Why You Feel Weak'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The man behind hit fitness programs Insanity and Hip Hop Abs says he got his big break after he gained the strength to leave an abusive relationship and pursue his dreams.
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Community Groups Help Immigrants Settle Amid Political, Legal Turmoil

Saturday, July 19, 2014

During the Central American civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s, U.S. aid groups were established to assist the large number of migrants. Now those same groups, like El Rescate in Los Angeles, are helping to assist the large number of unaccompanied Central American children illegally entering the U.S.
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At Crash Site In Ukraine, Rebels Restrict International Monitors

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Separatist rebels at the site of the shot down Malaysia Airlines jet in Eastern Ukraine have been giving restricted access to international monitors Saturday. Corey Flintoff speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers from Donetsk on the effort and the outcry over the slow pace of the body recovery and evidence gathering.
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As Superheroes Go Mainstream, Comic Cons Get Corporate

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The business of pop culture conventions is exploding, with comic cons and other animation and pop culture gatherings taking place every weekend at cities around the country.
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With Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Loss For AIDS Research

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A number of scientists and others members of the AIDS research community died in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with journalist and editor in chief of HIV Plus magazine Diane Anderson-Minshall about the loss.
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Learning To Love The Ocean After A Lifetime Of Fearing It

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Triathlete Tim Bomba has spent a decade helping people feel comfortable swimming in the ocean. But before he could do that, he had to overcome his own fear of the water at the age of 52.
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
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To Meet A 'Mockingbird:' Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to reclusive author Harper Lee and her sister. She documents that time in The Mockingbird Next Door. But Lee says she never authorized the book.
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Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lewis wrote her sunny new album, The Voyager, in the shadow of death and separation. "I've always just had sort of a dark take on life," she says. "Hopefully the music transcends that in a way."
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An American Radio Station That's Saying 'Jambo' To Kenyans

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There are about 100,000 native Kenyans living in America, clustered in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and parts of the West Coast. How do they stay connected? A radio station.
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New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots

Friday, July 18, 2014

The shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in New York City led to six days of rioting in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant โ€” the first in a series of violent protests in 1964.
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Wrap-up: The Day's Events In Eastern Ukraine And Gaza

Friday, July 18, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel offer a summary of what's now known about the two big stories of the day: the shot-down Malaysian jet, and the mounting Israeli ground invasion in the Gaza Strip.
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