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July 10, 2014 | NPR · From climate change to counterterrorism, an increasing number of issues require China's cooperation. U.S. officials are in Beijing for 2 days of meetings known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.
 
July 10, 2014 | NPR · After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.
 
July 10, 2014 | WWNO · Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.
 

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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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Jul 10, 2014 — Also: Police arrest a man in connection with an attack on author Colum McCann; Ted Scheinman asks his favorite writers what they do about writer's block.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The suspect, who is reportedly the father of the children killed, engaged police in a three-hour standoff before surrendering.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Also: Israel continues airstrikes in Gaza; a Colorado judge overturns the state's ban on same sex marriage; and a million gallons of saltwater leak in North Dakota, affecting some drinking water.
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Jul 10, 2014 — On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Bad acting meets good music in this collaboration between former Pixies bassist Kim Deal and Morgan Nagler, aka Whispertown.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Looking for information about workers applying for security clearances, Chinese hackers successfully accessed U.S. government computer networks in March, The New York Times reports.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The estate of actor John Wayne, who was known as the Duke, wants to sell a brand of bourbon with his likeness. Duke University says the bourbon would tarnish the Duke name.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Haven't found your soul mate yet? You might be searching for all the wrong things. One psychologist argues that you don't need to lower your standards — just shift your priorities.
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Jul 10, 2014 — The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.
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