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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:03:00 -0400 
    A high school perched on a steep mountain in Israel has made a remarkable turnaround.

Obama Administration Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:48:00 -0400 
    The White House is announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for home owners and a program to help renters.

More Mammograms May Not Always Mean Fewer Cancer Deaths 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:57:00 -0400 
    A comparison of women in 547 counties found that getting more women in for screening mammograms didn't lower death rates from breast cancer. More small cancers were found.

In Final Vote, South Carolina Senate Moves To Take Down Confederate Flag 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:53:00 -0400 
    The issue will now head to the House. Tuesday's 36-3 vote was widely seen as a formality; the S.C. Senate had voted 37-3 to advance the bill after its second reading Monday.

Mayweather Is Stripped Of WBO Belt He Won From Pacquiao 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:00:00 -0400 
    The World Boxing Organization welterweight title will now go to Timothy Bradley Jr., who had been named the interim title holder after he won a June 27 fight.

Overloaded Computers Give NASA's Pluto Team A Fright 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:11:00 -0400 
    NASA had a heart-stopping moment over the weekend, when engineers lost contact with a spacecraft they sent to Pluto. A computer crash was behind the problem.

'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death' 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:03:00 -0400 
    Jennifer Glass was a newlywed when she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. "I'm doing everything I can to extend my life," she says, while advocating for a right-to-die law in California.

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:02:00 -0400 
    Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.

They Survived Training, Now Female Marines Await Word On Ground Combat 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:01:00 -0400 
    The women who trained on tanks and armored vehicles say they proved they belong. Such ground combat jobs will open to women in January unless the Marine Corps makes the case they should be closed.

In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400 
    It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.

For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix 
  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:23:00 -0400 
    The rapid rehousing program provides the homeless with short-term rental assistance. But many recipients ultimately face the same problems as those who stay in shelters, a new government study finds.

Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:48:00 -0400 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.

Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0400 
    The legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven died in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cause was cardiac arrest.

Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Quaaludes 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:20:00 -0400 
    The comedian testified in 2005 he got the sedative with the intent of giving it to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:51:00 -0400 
    Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.
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Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide’  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:37:19 GMT
Bookends: Do Moralists Make Bad Novelists?  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:30:26 GMT
‘Among the Ten Thousand Things,’ by Julia Pierpont  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:00:19 GMT
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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:03:00 -0400
Obama Administration Aims To Make Solar Power More Affordable  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:48:00 -0400
More Mammograms May Not Always Mean Fewer Cancer Deaths  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:57:00 -0400
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Acting star Cosby admitted getting drugs to give to women  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:11:44 EDT
Olympian's 'racist attack' on Kyrgios  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:25:02 EDT
Mayweather stripped of WBO title  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:39:37 EDT
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'No new Greek plan' before summit  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:59:39 GMT
French kill hostage-swap militant  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:15:22 GMT
US church gunman handed more charges  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:59:13 GMT
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