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July 9, 2014 | NPR · Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort.
 
July 9, 2014 | NPR · A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.
 
July 9, 2014 | NPR · A flood of children from Central America has put President Obama under pressure. Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process them.
 

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July 9, 2014 | NPR · In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.
 
July 9, 2014 | NPR · After two decades of lobbying for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has decided to withdraw its support for the bill. In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the group fears that the ENDA's broad religious exemption would allow companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Melissa Block speaks with the group's executive director, Rae Carey, about the move.
 
July 9, 2014 | NPR · U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.
 

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July 5, 2014 | NPR · In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.
 

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July 6, 2014 | NPR · Tensions are high following the murder of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen. Relatives of the murdered Palestinian say his American cousin was beaten by Israeli police during a protest.
 

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Almanacs, American

Feb 27, 2014 — Does The World Almanac include a list of the worst national flags? We wish! Play along as Ophira Eisenberg asks the book's editor whether a given article is in the almanac, or if we just made it up.
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Sep 13, 2013The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014, an annual register of weather predictions, appears at No. 5.
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Dec 14, 2012 — At No. 4, the new World Almanac delivers facts on current events, people and the 2012 election.
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Dec 8, 2011 — Find answers and predictions in The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012, which debuts at No. 9.
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Sep 23, 2011The Old Farmer's Almanac returns with new charts, hints and ideas. It debuts at No. 15.
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Jan 1, 2005 — NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with John Pierce, publisher of The Old Farmer's Almanac, about what to expect in 2005 — everything from weather to cologne to the latest home gadgets.
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Oct 25, 2004 — The Old Farmer's Almanac has been around since the 19th century, when its readership was mainly farmers. The newly released 2005 edition has been updated for a 21st-century audience. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with publisher John Pierce.
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