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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:28:35 -0400 
    Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:24:00 -0400 
    SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.

Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:12:00 -0400 
    Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."

After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:10:00 -0400 
    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, about cities' reluctance to host the Olympics.

Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:10:00 -0400 
    'Malign' is the buzzword of the moment among administration officials to describe Iran's activities in the region. NPR takes a look at the use of the word.

Greenpeace Activists Protest Shell Oil's Plan To Drill In The Arctic Ocean 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:10:00 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block speaks with KUCB reporter John Ryan about how protesters are trying to block Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic by keeping a Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Ore.

From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:10:00 -0400 
    The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.

Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:55:00 -0400 
    Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

Probation With A Therapeutic Approach Keeps Kids Out Of Juvenile Hall 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:18 -0400 
    In some places in the U.S., many kids end up in juvenile hall because of minor probation violations. But in Wayne County, Mich., the system has reduced rates through a therapeutic approach.

University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted In Killing Of Black Motorist 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    An Ohio grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, who was pulled over on July 19 because he was missing license plate.

Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.

Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

Senate Republicans Raise Concerns About Lifting Iran Economic Sanctions 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    Senate Republicans expressed skepticism about the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, including concern that the deal would allow Iran to acquire missiles and conventional arms in the coming years.

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Free Of Charge 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    The release of Microsoft's Windows 10 could have a big impact on the computer industry. It is giving away the update for free and relying more on sales of apps, games and web services for revenue.

Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law.
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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:28:35 -0400
SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:24:00 -0400
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