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Immigration Protests Continue In California Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Saturday is the second day of protests by those opposed housing migrant children in their towns. Murrieta, Calif., is among those cities, but many say the protesters don't represent their city.

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Airspace Over Ukraine Was Not Considered Unsafe

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

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How Crash Could Change The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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Malaysian Airlines Copes With A Second Tragedy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 04:00

Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.

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Gaza Toll Near 340 As Israel Presses Ground War

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:42

A health official in Gaza says 338 Palestinians, including more than 70 children, have been killed so far in the 11-day conflict.

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Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence At MH17 Crash Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:27

U.S. and European officials worry that evidence pointing to the cause of the crash could be altered or removed, and that bodies exposed to the elements are beginning to decay.

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In The World Of Global Gestures, The Fist Bump Stands Alone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 03:08

Obama does it. And increasingly, so do folks around the world. Why is the fist bump so popular? And do other cultures have similar gestures?

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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:42

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:32

At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:31

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Sowing the seeds of 'fish war' perpetuates division, stifles solutions in Cook Inlet

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:15
Sowing the seeds of 'fish war' perpetuates division, stifles solutions in Cook Inlet OPINION: Scapegoating commercial salmon fishermen in Cook Inlet serves to emphasize old battle lines and, worst of all, it delays the urgent task of rebuilding fish stocks.July 18, 2014

Don't let special interests break Alaska's 'backbone' on oil taxes

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:14
Don't let special interests break Alaska's 'backbone' on oil taxes OPINION: Unfortunately, Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond and other pro-Alaska champions are no longer with us. Our generation must step forward and stand up to our obligations as citizens of this wonderful state. Are we an owner state or a corporate colony?July 18, 2014

Thank you, EPA, for stepping up for Bristol Bay

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:13
Thank you, EPA, for stepping up for Bristol Bay OPINION: Columnist Shannyn Moore argues that the EPA has stepped up to protect the salmon and people of Bristol Bay -- a role the state has declined under Gov. Sean Parnell.July 18, 2014

Oil tax debate reflects philosophies of more or less government

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:12
Oil tax debate reflects philosophies of more or less government OPINION: Columnist Paul Jenkins says that an Alaskan's stand in the oil tax debate may well depend on whether he or she believes in more or less government.July 18, 2014

On TV in Anchorage

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:09
On TV in AnchorageLocal listings for Saturday and Sunday.July 18, 2014

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Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:03
In the areaRead about upcoming events around Anchorage.July 18, 2014

Popular Mendenhall Glacier ice cave collapses

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 21:00
Popular Mendenhall Glacier ice cave collapses Pictures showing the ice cave's spectacular blue color made it a desirable spot to visit but access was difficult. July 18, 2014

EPA proposes strict limits on Pebble mine to protect salmon

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 20:30
EPA proposes strict limits on Pebble mine to protect salmon The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it intends to take extraordinary action to protect Bristol Bay’s world-class salmon runs and unparalleled natural habitat from destruction by the proposed Pebble mine. But the agency is stopping short of blocking the mine outright.July 18, 2014

Alaska VPSOs get official state backing for firearms training and use

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Fri, 2014-07-18 19:27
Alaska VPSOs get official state backing for firearms training and use After the death of village public safety officer Thomas Madole, the Alaska Legislature voted unanimously to allow Native associations to let the officers carry handguns. The bill was signed into law Friday in Naknek by Gov. Sean Parnell. July 18, 2014