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10:33 am
Sun July 27, 2014

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 10:52 am

A story that ran last Sunday on All Things Considered about a sixth-grader's science fair project has elicited not just criticism but controversy.

Since the student's project built on the work of scientists, she's been accused this week of being a "plagiarist" who "ripped off" earlier work.

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The Sunday Conversation
10:06 am
Sun July 27, 2014

One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

Nora Sandigo sits with Ronald Soza and his sister Cecia in 2009, while the children were on a hunger strike to protest the deportation of their mother. Sandigo is the legal guardian of the Soza children (now 15 and 18) — and 815 other American children of undocumented immigrants.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

The recent increase in the number of unaccompanied, undocumented minors immigrating across the border has left tens of thousands of children waiting in limbo. But thousands of children who are already American citizens also face an uncertain future — because their parents are not in the country legally.

If their parents get deported, those minors could end up in foster care, or adopted by strangers.

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The Two-Way
9:04 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy

The entrance of the compounds of the U.S. embassy is pictured in Tripoli on Saturday. Fighting continues to rage after the U.S. evacuated the diplomatic facility.
Hani Amara Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 2:53 pm

Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET.

Clashes between renegade Libyan army troops and Islamist-led militias have killed at least 38 people, including civilians, in and around the eastern city of Benghazi. The fighting comes a day after the U.S. temporarily shuttered its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated diplomatic personnel to neighboring Tunisia, citing security concerns.

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It's All Politics
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Immigrants run to jump on a train in Ixtepec, Mexico, during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama wants nearly $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the tens of thousands of children from Central America who've been crossing the border.
Eduardo Verdugo AP

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

Congress is set to disband later this week for a summer break stretching past Labor Day. That leaves lawmakers only a few more days to act on an urgent request from President Obama.

The president wants nearly $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the tens of thousands of children from Central America who've been illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. The GOP-led House may act on just a fraction of that request, setting up a clash with the Democratic-led Senate.

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Media
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

White House, Press Corps Duke It Out Over Event Access

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

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Author Interviews
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends.

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

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Your Money
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Labels: Easy To Read, Not Always Easy To Trust

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:42 am

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History
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:45 am

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Sports
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Cooperstown Welcomes La Russa, Rest Of 2014 Hall Of Famers

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:49 am

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NPR Story
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Vollmann's Ghost Stories Disappoint Instead Of Scare

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

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Performing Arts
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

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Movie Interviews
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

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Parallels
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

News Anchor On Losing Side Of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

China Central Television anchor Rui Chenggang is the latest high-profile person to be arrested in China's massive anti-corruption drive.
Michel Euler AP

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 12:16 pm

Chinese often complain that corruption is endemic in every sector of their society. So it may come as no surprise that a government anti-corruption drive has swept up 25,000 officials in the first half of this year.

The drive's victims include everyone from lowly local functionaries to, this month, a young celebrity news anchor named Rui Chenggang.

Authorities showed up at China Central Television headquarters earlier this month, and took away Rui, the 36-year-old news anchor on CCTV's finance channel, watched by millions of viewers.

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World
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Effort To Secure MH17 Crash Site On Hold Amid Fresh Fighting

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:32 am

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World
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Russia's Military Intelligence Service Fights Shadow War For Ukraine

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

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Middle East
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

U.S. Closes Embassy In Libya Amid Violent Clashes In Capital

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:34 am

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Middle East
8:12 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Cease-Fires Refused, Ignored And Re-Offered: The Latest From Gaza

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:44 am

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The Two-Way
8:11 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site In Ukraine Thwarts Investigators

A smoldering rebel APC near the city of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday. Fighting farther south, near the city of Donetsk, has prevented investigators from reaching the wreckage of MH17.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 2:38 pm

Updated at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Dutch experts charged with investigating the downing of a jetliner over eastern Ukraine have cancelled plans to reach the wreckage site amid fighting in the area between government forces and rebels.

NPR's Corey Flintoff reports from Donetsk, that as the fighting continues, "Ukrainian government troops appear to be gaining ground against the pro-Russian paramilitaries who control the wreckage site."

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Sunday Puzzle
8:01 am
Sun July 27, 2014

A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters

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Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

On-air challenge: Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony. For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.

Last week's challenge: Name something in five letters that's nice to have a lot of in the summer. Change the last letter to the following letter of the alphabet. Rearrange the result, and you'll name something else that you probably have a lot of in the summer, but that you probably don't want. What is it? (HINT: the second thing is a form of the first thing.)

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U.S.
7:40 am
Sun July 27, 2014

A Growing Movement To Spread Faith, Love — And Clean Laundry

Laundry Love gatherings may be the only time some people are able to wash their clothes, says volunteer Ken Kawamura.
Lisa Napoli NPR

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

It's 7 p.m. on a weeknight at a strip mall in Huntington Beach, Calif., and people have been lined up for hours outside a laundromat here. They've been waiting for a chance to do their wash for free. As they file in, volunteers direct them to the machines and help them to supplies.

This is "Laundry Love" at work — a ministry that raises money to pay for detergent, dryer sheets and quarters for machines.

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