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Middle East
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Saudi-Led Coalition Pushes Houthi Rebels Out Of Aden, Yemen

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:19 pm

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Law
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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Africa
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 2:09 pm

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President Obama addressed the African Union today in Ethiopia, the first U.S. president to speak to the continental body. He praised Africa's progress, but promised to keep pointing out lingering problems with human rights and democracy.

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History
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S.

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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Sports
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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Business
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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U.S.
5:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

A shortage of lifeguards across U.S. cities could be a fallout of the recovering economy.
Christopher Corr Ikon Images/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 6:31 pm

A teenager locking down a summer job as a lifeguard used to be a big deal.

But this summer, several parks and recreation departments and YMCA's across the country are reporting a shortage of lifeguards. And an improving economy may be playing a big role.

The Ridge Road swimming pool in Raleigh, N.C. is packed. There are easily 200 people here competing in a swim meet, some of them as young as 5 years old.

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The Two-Way
4:41 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November

Jonathan Pollard speaks during an interview at the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, N.C., in May 1998.
Karl DeBlaker AP

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 8:46 pm

Updated at 8:45 p.m.

Jonathan Pollard, who has served almost 30 years in prison after being convicted of espionage, will be granted parole on Nov. 21, according to his attorneys.

The former civilian Navy analyst was arrested in 1985 and charged with passing classified information to Israel. He pleaded guilty and received a life sentence.

"But under laws in place at the time, that meant he could get parole after 30 years," NPR's Carrie Johnson says. "Now, that term is nearly up — and the Justice Department did not stand in the way of his release."

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The Salt
2:49 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

Courtesy of Andrew Gorkovenko

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 4:33 pm

Though tea strainers often come in brightly colored, sweet packaging with punny names like "the manatee," the lowly tea bag is often forgotten. Made from silk, plastic or paper, these bags are meant for one-time use only. Yet some artists are giving the tea bag a second life, letting their simple shapes and colors shine.

Colorado artist Wewer Keohane has been making art from spent tea bags for over 20 years. Sometimes she simply uses tea as a subtle dye, or pastes pieces of empty bags into an otherwise two-dimensional painting.

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The Two-Way
2:44 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

NFL's Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, seen here arriving at NFL headquarters last month, sought to destroy evidence in the "deflategate" incident, says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:08 pm

Saying that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "was aware of, and took steps to support, the actions of other team employees to deflate game footballs" below required levels, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the punishment.

In doing so, Goodell also faulted Brady for not cooperating with the investigation, citing his "destruction of potentially relevant evidence" — a reference to Brady's cellphone and SIM card, which he gave to an assistant to be destroyed, according to Goodell's findings.

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NPR Story
2:43 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Afghan Teens

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2:41 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

What's The Best Way To Deal With Feral Cats?

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are about 50 million feral cats in the U.S. (taylar/Flickr)

Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest event in a battle among cat lovers, bird lovers and even celebrities over cats and their impact on wildlife. Feral cats roam in solitude, but issues surrounding the treatment of homeless cats is tangled in both pet owner and non-pet owners’ lives.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:38 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Remembering Vic Firth, An Orchestral — And Entrepreneurial — Legend

Circa 1974: a photo of Vic Firth, the former principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a leader among percussion equipment manufacturers.
Milton Feinberg Courtesy of the Boston Symphony

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 3:41 pm

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The Salt
2:19 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

Thai and Burmese fishing boat workers sit inside a cell at the compound of a fishing company in Benjina, Indonesia on Nov. 22, 2014. The imprisoned men were considered slaves who might run away.
Dita Alangkara AP

When the U.S. State Department released its annual human trafficking report on Monday, it told distressingly familiar tales of forced sex work and housekeepers kept against their will. But this year, one area got special attention: Slavery in the global supply chains of agriculture, fishing and aquaculture.

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Tiny Desk
2:11 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Paul Weller: Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concert with Paul Weller.
Lani Milton NPR

There's a reason Paul Weller is so respected by his fans despite his shifts in musical styles over the years. Weller follows his heart and his tunes stay true to the times and his age. I first heard him in 1977, when I bought a British import of a 45 and later an album, each called In The City, by The Jam. Inspired by The Who, the music of The Jam was infused with urgency and melody. Then Weller wanted more from music and began The Style Council with a bit of R&B, ballads and even jazz.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:05 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Unassuming Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Dies At 84

Pianist Ivan Moravec was known for his lyrical playing and recordings of Chopin and Mozart.
Anost Nosek

Ivan Moravec, a Czech pianist known for his lyrical and selfless approach to music, died Monday in a Prague hospital, according to a management representative, Linda Marder of CM Artists in New York. Moravec had been treated for pneumonia. He was 84.

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All Tech Considered
1:53 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

As Twitter Flirts With Hearts, Will You Miss The Stars?

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:43 pm

Some Twitter users pulled up their feed Tuesday and saw changes involving the reply, retweet and "fav" buttons.

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Music
1:51 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

'Buzzin' The Blues' Revisits The Declarative Harmonica Style Of Slim Harpo

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Shots - Health News
1:51 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Anil Ananthaswamy is a consultant for New Scientist Magazine.
Prasad Vaidya Dutton

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 3:58 pm

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily himself, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.

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NPR Story
1:50 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Ford Profits Jump 44 Percent Amid Strong North America Sales

New 2014 Ford F-150 trucks are prepared to come off the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:41 pm

Ford today announced that its second quarter profits increased 44 percent over this time last year, and the profits in North America hit a record level. Ford credited steady demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for the positive news.

Jason Bellini of the Wall Street Journal joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss Ford and other news in the auto world.

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