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Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

Friday, July 18, 2014

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to seven years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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At 2014's Newport Folk Festival, 5 Discoveries To Stretch Folk's Limits

Friday, July 18, 2014

The long-running festival has a tremendous history of testing its genre's boundaries. From Anais Mitchell to Death Vessel to the one-man band Reignwolf, download five songs from this year's lineup.

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Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine

Friday, July 18, 2014

The president says at least one U.S. citizen is among the nearly 300 people killed when the plane crashed in the eastern Donetsk region.

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Israeli Ground Operation In Gaza Continues

Friday, July 18, 2014

Three dozen Palestinians and one Israeli solider have died since tanks rolled in late Thursday. It's the first time in five years that Israel has sent ground troops into a conflict.

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Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection, tells NPR that he is reviewing scores of incidents. "We need to be better at admitting when we're wrong or where we've made a mistake," he says.

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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.

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Morning Edition

Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

Friday, July 18, 2014

The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.

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Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975

Friday, July 18, 2014

County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.

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FedEx Charged With Shipping Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.

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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

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All Things Considered

QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Combinations of batter, cheese, bacon and sugar at state fair food concessions seem to get more elaborate and outrageous every year. So we were inspired to put our state fair food sense to the test.

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Latest Wrinkle In The Jobs Debate: Blame The Boomers

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Half the drop in the labor force can be explained by retirements, a White House economic report concludes. And the other half of missing workers may yet be lured back, but only with better policies.

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'I Origins': There's More Than One 'I' In 'Ridiculous'

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The very silly I Origins is ultimately not successful in spinning puns about eyes into mind-blowing epiphanies.

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In 'Mood Indigo,' A Luscious And Literal Feast Of Feeling

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The wildly creative director Michel Gondry takes a couple through the perfect love story and what comes after in his latest visually inventive film.

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All Things Considered

Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In a career that stretched back to the '40s, Stritch did it all: theater, TV, movies. Candid about just about everything, she said she didn't mind the word aging — after all "it applies to everyone."

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As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Several hundred protests will begin Friday in cities across the country, as activists rail against the Obama administration's efforts to temporarily house migrant children detained at the border.

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To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The traditional Japanese art of folding paper is now adding grace and ease to the deployment of fragile solar panels, seismometers and other vital instruments in outer space.

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A Brief History Of Civilian Planes That Have Been Shot Down

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's rare, but commercial flights do come under fire. In fact, the Ukrainian army accidentally downed a Russian civilian plane with a missile during a military exercise in Crimea in 2001.

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Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel shelled the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, clearing the way for ground troops. Israel is targeting tunnels Hamas uses to attack its territory.

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The Modern American Man, Charted

Thursday, July 17, 2014

By some measures, not much has changed for the American male in the past few decades — girls still do better in school and men still make more money. In other areas, the differences are profound.

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