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NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Firemen's Ball Ushers In France's Bastille Day

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 10:34 am

On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution.

Middle East
5:29 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Gaza Residents Deal With Fourth Night Of Israeli Air Strikes

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

Steve Inskeep talks to Palestinian-American business consultant and political commentator Sami Abdel-Shafi about living in Gaza while under attack from Israel.

Around the Nation
5:29 am
Fri July 11, 2014

New York City Considers Licensing Costumed Peformers

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. New York City is considering a crackdown on Superman. Lawmakers say too many people dress like the man of steel or like Batman. Superheroes or "Sesame Street" characters offer to pose for pictures tourists in Times Square - problem is, many then demand money from the tourists, and in one case, Elmo launched into an anti-Semitic tirade - not good. The proposal under consideration would require costume performers to be licensed. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Europe
5:29 am
Fri July 11, 2014

'How To Survive The Bulls' Co-Author Gets Gored

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one of the authors of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, was reportedly gored in the leg. His injuries were not life threatening.

Business
3:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hottest Burger In Britain Burns 2 Journalists

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

Two journalists from a newspaper in Brighton, England, went to the hospital after sampling the Hot Chili Burger. The heat is in the sauce, which is rated about 3,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.

Middle East
3:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Israel's Rocket Defense System Performs Well During Gaza Escalation

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Ukrainian Army Takes Back Areas From Pro-Russian Separatists

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Just weeks ago, it looked like Russia might extend its control of the Ukrainian region of Crimea to other areas of Ukraine. But now the Ukrainian Army has pushed out pro-Russian separatists from most of the cities and towns the rebels had seized. And the Kremlin, once so vocal, has gone quiet.

For a look at the turnaround, we reached Professor Stephen Sestanovich. He's a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Good morning.

STEPHEN SESTANOVICH: Morning.

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

NSA Implementing Fix To Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says steps have been taken to stop future incidents. But he says there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Germany Asks Top CIA Spy In Country To Leave

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:01 am

The move comes after German investigators discovered a second citizen suspected of spying for the U.S. Renee Montagne talks to James Bamford, who writes about U.N. intelligence agencies and the NSA.

Television
9:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

HBO Scores Big In Emmy Nominations

David Greene talks to TV Guide magazine executive editor Michael Schneider about Thursday's announcement of the 66th Emmy Award nominations.

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