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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Jul 23, 2014 — Stuck sitting, hunched over a computer every day from 9-5? Don't have access to a treadmill desk or an elevated, standing desk? This week's innovation is Cubii, the seated, office-friendly elliptical.
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Jul 16, 2014 — This week's innovation pick: a mobile app that's designed to quantify your iPhone usage. It keeps tabs on how much you're using your phone and updates you throughout the day.
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Jul 9, 2014 — If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.
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Jul 2, 2014 — A concept of perfectly fitting footwear inspired by cheese fondue, these slippers would be made by you, for you.
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Jun 25, 2014 — This week's innovation pick: green and red lights that show if stalls are occupied. The lights are designed to cut wait time, provide privacy and collect data — all for a better bathroom experience.
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Jun 24, 2014 — The law says that once "personalized" guns are available in the U.S., all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns. So, to avoid triggering the law, vendors aren't selling them — anywhere.
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Jun 23, 2014 — Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.
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Jun 18, 2014 — This week's innovation pick is a simple solution to a pesky problem for parents — having to keep up with and clean sippy cups and their separate lids.
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Jun 11, 2014 — It turns out the shape of our pickle jars makes opening them harder than it should be. Engineers in Japan have found the ideal shape to free those stubborn lids.
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Jun 4, 2014 — This is definitely not your dad's rubber plunger. This week's featured innovation, from South Korea, is a plastic film that sticks to the bowl and helps create clog-clearing positive pressure.
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