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Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
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'Tigerman' Will Get Its Claws Into You

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nick Harkaway's new novel mixes up a heady brew of comics, longing, tea, murder, post-colonial guilt and mystical tigers. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's "not just good, it's shake-a-granny good."
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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.
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The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An hour into Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona, an attorney for the inmate reached out to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seeking his intervention. How do such appeals work? And how often do they happen?
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Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.
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Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Owen Mundy, an assistant professor at Florida State University, tells Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel about a project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," which aims to create awareness about internet privacy.
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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
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Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
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Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
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Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.
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Medic First Refused His Silver Star — Then, 4 Decades Later, Accepted

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Army Pvt. Rob Jackson refused to accept a Silver Star for his service in the Vietnam War, uncomfortable receiving any awards after his comrades died in battle. Now, after more than four decades, he has changed his mind, accepting his Silver Star Thursday. He talks with Audie Cornish about his decision.
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Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali

Thursday, July 24, 2014

According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.
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Do Heat-Sensitive Inmates Have A Right To Air Conditioning?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jails and prisons without air conditioning can be uncomfortable for both prisoners and guards. But for inmates with health conditions that make them heat-sensitive, hot cells can pose serious risks.
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How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In the middle of a summer of sequels — from The Expendables 3 to 22 Jump Street — it seemed the right moment to have Bob Mondello look at the art of (Son of, Bride of) sequel titling (Part Deux).
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Ariz. Governor Orders Review After Execution Lasts 2 Hours

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Death row inmate Joseph Wood took nearly two hours to die by lethal injection. Robert Siegel speaks with reporter Tucson News Now reporter Mauricio Marin about the execution and related legal battles.
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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
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Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.
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Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.
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Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, a former doctor, is known as a literate and introspective musician. But then he wondered how his brainy musings would translate to music for the body.
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Confusion With A Chance Of Clarity: Your Weather Questions, Answered

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the percentages used in weather forecasts.
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