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Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

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Secretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.Kerry is hoping for fighting to stop as the holy mon ...
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Book News: Amazon Reports Big Quarterly Loss

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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.Amazon reported big second quarter losses Thursday and said the current period may be even worse. The company posted a quarter net loss of $126 million, or 27 cents a share, even though sales rose 23 percent. After Thursday's news, shares fell more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. As The Wall Street Journal points out, "The losses reflect Amazon ...
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Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

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Hogan Disavows Peroutka, Dems File Complaint Against Hogan, Drug Overdose Deaths, & Oysters

Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has formally “disassociate[d]” himself from Michael Peroutka, the GOP nominee for an Anne Arundel County Council seat. The Maryland Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board against Hogan. Drug overdose deaths are up in MD. Oysters are moving from the Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. And mor ...
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Ongoing Improvement of the U.S. Job Market - 7/25/14

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There is little question that the U.S. labor market is improving.  Job growth has accelerated in recent months and unemployment has been falling.  There are some that believe that the ongoing improvement of the nation’s job market will eventually pull more people back into the labor force.  ...
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'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

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Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's, and St. Louis Cardinals is legend ...
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Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

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Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

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Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by The New York Times. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed wit ...
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UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutiliation Holds Hope And Woe

UK's First Girl Summit Discuss An End To FGM And Forced Marriage
Women and girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, than 30 years ago. That's the encouraging news from a UNICEF report on the controversial practice, presented this week at London's first Girl Summit.The rate has dropped in many of the 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East where FGM is practiced. In Kenya, for example, nearly half the girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 1980; in 2010 th ...
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'A Most Wanted Man': A Parable Grounded In The Real World

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Wake
Fittingly, one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performances is in a movie about role-playing. The masterly actor mutters and growls his way through A Most Wanted Man as a spy who's simultaneously fighting two losing wars: against the West's enemies as well as his own putative allies.Further deepening the movie's ambiguity, the American actor plays a German in a story whose payoff is pungently anti-American.Although set in Hamburg r ...
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