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July 30, 2014 | KQED · Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.
 
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July 30, 2014 | WNYC · In the past 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Viking's Choice

Jul 25, 2014 — The doom metal band sure has been busy since 2011. Hear the leadoff track from its third LP, Mobile of Angels. It's indebted to heavy blues and — surprisingly — Fairport Convention.
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Jul 22, 2014 — A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Two decades after the epic Dopesmoker was written, "The Clarity" presents Sleep at its heaviest and weediest. The band describes it as a "lyrical follow-up to a lifetime of marijuana enjoyment."
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Jun 24, 2014 — In the song's first 20 seconds, the doom-metal band strides along with unmistakable heft, like a knight returned victorious from battle. But it's a ruse.
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Jun 17, 2014 — "Epochryphal Gloom" digs into the gnarliest extremes of metal in eight minutes. You can feel Mortals sweat as the song bounces into a thrashed boogie.
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Jun 10, 2014 — Hear the Richmond black-metal band get a haunting vocal assist from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the 11-minute "Lantern at the End of Time."
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May 29, 2014 — On a new 7", Toronto-based Blood Ceremony tackles a once-lost gem by '70s Scottish hard rockers Iron Claw and thankfully doesn't change much — including and especially the flute solo.
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May 16, 2014 — Parisian musician James Kent is one of the foremost disciples of the expanding retro-synth movement. Hear synths seethe with growing contempt in "Future Club."
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May 9, 2014 — High Spirits is the work of Chris Black, a defender of the faith as handed down by Thin Lizzy, Scorpions and Iron Maiden. Get your air guitars ready to weep to "I Will Run."
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May 8, 2014No Coast feels like a blueprint for the returning elder statespersons of emo. There's enough of what made us love Braid in the first place, but it also admits that age changes tastes and bodies.
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