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Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."
July 28, 2014
One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.
July 28, 2014
The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.
July 28, 2014
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.
July 28, 2014
The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.
July 28, 2014
Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.
July 28, 2014
The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.
July 28, 2014
NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.
July 28, 2014
A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
July 28, 2014
The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
July 28, 2014
A New York state lawsuit follows the Vergara ruling in California, challenging state teacher tenure policies. Who's next?
July 28, 2014
Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.
July 28, 2014
A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision could have an impact on similar bans throughout the Southeast.
July 28, 2014
A contractor for the airline failed to perform repairs properly and Southwest put some jets back into service despite their not being in compliance with federal regulations, the agency alleges.
July 28, 2014
An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed that some of the products were mishandled and expired.
July 28, 2014
Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.
July 28, 2014
Each day this week will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy.
July 28, 2014
A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.
July 28, 2014
The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.
July 28, 2014
Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "Bird mecca" of America – is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
July 28, 2014

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