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5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Israel Warns Residents To Flee Gaza

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.

NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Israel's Ambassador To U.S. Comments On Conflict In Gaza

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.

NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

France Celebrates Bastille Day

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.

Shots - Health News
4:29 am
Mon July 14, 2014

To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

Zarr with Kellsi Aguilar and her father, Felipe, in Zarr's Washington, D.C., office.
Sam Sanders/NPR

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 5:06 am

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."

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The Salt
3:35 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

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."

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Law
3:28 am
Mon July 14, 2014

How Banning One Question Could Help Ex-Offenders Land A Job

Sherman Justice says he had to struggle when he got out of prison after serving time for robbery and drug trafficking.
Pam Fessler NPR

Washington, D.C., is expected to join four states and several cities soon in prohibiting companies from asking job applicants — up front — if they have a criminal record.

It's part of a growing movement called Ban the Box, a reference to that box on a job application form that asks, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?"

Advocates for the laws say having to check the box prevents many ex-offenders from getting a fair shot at a job.

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The Salt
3:27 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

A nutrient-dense diet may help tamp down stress. And these foods may help boost our moods: (Clockwise from left) pumpkin seeds, anchovies, eggs, salmon, flax seeds, Swiss chard and dark chocolate.
Meredith Rizzo NPR

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.

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NPR Story
6:22 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Germany And Argentina Face Off In World Cup Final

The World Cup final takes place on Sunday in Brazil. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Russell Lewis in Rio de Janeiro about the match, which went into extra time with a score of 0-0.

Middle East
6:22 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Palestinians With Foreign Passports Leave Gaza As Attacks Continue

The conflict between Israel and Hamas continued, with intensifying Israeli air strikes against in Gaza and Hamas rocket fire aimed at Israel. More than 160 people have been killed so far.

Iraq
5:12 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 9:33 pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad.

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