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All Tech Considered
9:32 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Twitter Takes Down Unoriginal Jokes, But All Of Yours Are Probably Safe

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:06 pm

Twitter has started taking down jokes for copyright infringement. The removals were first spotted by @PlagiarismBad, which traced the takedown notices to Olga Lexell, a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

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The Two-Way
9:20 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Obama Asks African Countries To Create Jobs, Foster Democracy

President Obama delivers a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 12:06 pm

President Obama capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia by becoming the first sitting American president to address the African Union.

In a speech intended for the entire continent and delivered from the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Obama called on African leaders to create jobs and foster democracy. NPR's Gregory Warner reports that Obama spoke of Africa's bright future and called on leaders to end corruption and political intimidation.

Gregory filed this report:

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Book Reviews
9:03 am
Tue July 28, 2015

An Airborne Adventurer's Journey In 'Circling The Sun'

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:47 pm

As she approached old age in the 1980s, the author, aviator and adventurer Beryl Markham had been largely forgotten. Her 1942 book detailing a pioneering east-west crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by plane, West with the Night, was long out of print. She had returned to her beloved Nairobi and was eking out a living training thoroughbred racehorses. Then a bit of praise tossed her way by Ernest Hemingway ("It really is a bloody wonderful book") turned up in a long-lost letter.

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The Two-Way
7:22 am
Tue July 28, 2015

NATO Says It Stands With Turkey In Fight Against ISIS

Flags of member nations wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels. For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors met in an emergency, Article 4 session to gauge the threat that the so-called Islamic State poses to Turkey.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 9:02 am

During a meeting with all 27 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday, Turkey said it wanted to give the members a heads up that at some point it may need their help fighting against the self-declared Islamic State.

Turkey called a rare Article 4 meeting of the NATO allies after it began an air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria.

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Shots - Health News
7:05 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

Putting some work in ahead of cancer therapy can help speed up recovery afterward.
iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 10:25 am

Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones.

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The Two-Way
7:03 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

A Chinese worker is seen at a construction site in Beijing. Economic changes in China and in other places have reduced demand and prices for commodities like the metal in the building's structure.
AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 12:03 pm

A mega-economic story is playing out globally. It involves U.S. interest rates, the Chinese stock market and jobs in Minnesota, Arizona and North Dakota.

And your wallet, too.

No kidding. It's all related. To see how, let your mind wander back.

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Around the Nation
6:04 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:41 am

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Book Reviews
6:03 am
Tue July 28, 2015

'Crooked' Nixon Knew: There Are Worse Things Than Nukes

Lydia Thompson NPR

Everything from the blockbuster National Treasure to the TV series Sleepy Hollow has trafficked in the idea that America might not be exactly what it appears. Similarly, Austin Grossman's new novel, Crooked, imagines a United States founded not only on democracy and independence, but on the murky foundation of dark magic. But rather than handling this premise with a light, pulpy touch, Grossman's vision of the secret history of Richard M. Nixon is as eerie and absorbing as it is fantastically ludicrous.

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The Two-Way
6:02 am
Tue July 28, 2015

In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

Seif al-Islam is seen after his capture in 2011.
Ammar El-Darwish AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 8:54 am

A court in Tripoli has sentenced the son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in connection with killings during the 2011 uprising that ended Gadhafi's rule.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that because the country is in such disarray, the sentence was handed down in absentia. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"A spokesman for Tripoli's self-declared government said Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi is one of nine former regime figures who were sentenced to death today. The rest, including Libya's former spy chief, are all in a prison in Tripoli.

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Around the Nation
5:48 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:41 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ROADHOUSE BLUES")

THE DOORS: (Singing) Let it roll, baby.

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Asia
5:22 am
Tue July 28, 2015

China's Stock Market Unnerves Investors With Another Nosedive

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:07 pm

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Planet Money
5:17 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Automakers Still Trying To Get Infotainment Systems Right

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 12:56 pm

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Research News
5:15 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Research: Let Your Fingers Stroll Down Yellow Pages' Listings

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:41 am

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Latin America
4:39 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:09 pm

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NPR Story
4:13 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:41 am

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