The conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. Israel has intensified air strikes, and warned thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip to take shelter. Israel warns it plans to bomb the area as part of their offensive against Hamas.
Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further. Tensions are mounting as the Israeli government continues its aerial bombardment of Gaza and Hamas continues firing rockets into Israel.
July 14th is Bastille Day in France. On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution. Much like July 4th in the U.S., July 14th is a national holiday across France.
When Dr. Robert Zarr wanted a young patient to get more exercise, he gave her an unusual prescription: Get off the bus to school earlier.
"She has to take a bus to the train, then a train to another bus, then that bus to her school," says Zarr, a pediatrician at Unity Health Care, a clinic that serves low-income and uninsured families in Washington, D.C. So the prescription read: "Walk the remaining four blocks on the second bus on your route to school from home, every day."
A new kind of berry has found its way into Michigan grocery stores. These dark purple fruits are called saskatoons.
They're fairly common in Canada, but they're kind of a mystery here in the U.S. Even the farmers who've started growing them in Michigan aren't quite sure how to describe the taste.
"Every time I eat them I get a different flavor," says Steve DuCheney, who grows saskatoons in the northern part of Michigan. "The other day I had somebody tell me they tasted like peach and that was the first time I heard that one."
Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. More than a third of the participants in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health said they change their diets during stressful times.
And many of us are quick to turn to either sugary foods or highly-refined carbohydrates such as bagels or white pasta when the stress hits.