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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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'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody. The incident is prompting the NYPD to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force.

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Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry met separately Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to ease tensions in the Gaza Strip.

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?

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Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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40 Hearses For 40 Coffins: Netherlands Mourns Malaysian Jet Victims

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.

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Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

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In Facing National Security Dilemmas, CIA Puts Probabilities Into Words

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In 2011, when President Obama was presented with circumstantial evidence of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, he faced a range of estimates — anywhere from 30 to 95 percent that the man spotted in the compound was actually bin Laden. In this new installment in a series on the intersection of risks and probabilities, Obama's national security quandary takes center stage.

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To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The House and Senate have unveiled competing bills to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Neither would give Obama all the funds he's asked for to deal with the crisis.

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Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.

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Costa Concordia's Rusty Hulk Embarks On A Final Voyage

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More than two years since it ran aground off an Italian island and killed 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship is finally up and away. Cocooned in stabilizing containers that act as floats, the crippled ship is headed to Genoa, where it will be broken up for scrap.

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Out Of The Amazon, Uncontacted Indians Face Diseases Of A New World

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.

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Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This doesn't sit well with one group that assists Jewish victims of terror.

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After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.

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