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North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

By Bill Chappell on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Citing a threat to the leader’s dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un’s image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos

By Bill Chappell on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women.

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Flight MH17: Black Boxes And Bodies Handed Over; U.N. Calls For Inquiry

By Bill Chappell on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

In a late-night exchange, pro-Russian separatists have given what they say are Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17′s data recorders to Malaysian officials in eastern Ukraine.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friend Convicted For Impeding Bombing Inquiry

By Bill Chappell on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Azamat Tazhayakov has been found guilty on some obstruction of justice charges, and not guilty of others. He was accused of removing evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room.

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Veteran Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own Receives Medal Of Honor

By Eyder Peralta on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts is credited with holding off a brutal Taliban attack back in 2008. He was the only one left alive at an observation post in Afghanistan, and continued to attack despite injuries.

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Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

By Eyder Peralta on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

During an Iowa visit, Rick Perry said if the federal government did not act to curb the influx of immigrants along the southern U.S. border, he would take matters into his own hands.

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Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli’s Airport

By Krishnadev Calamur on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm

The fighting in the North African country is some of the worst since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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Putin: Tragedies Like MH17 Should ‘Bring People Together’

By Eyder Peralta on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn’t have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.

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Book News: ‘Big 5′ Publishers Absent From Amazon’s New E-Book Service

By Annalisa Quinn on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco’s poetry.

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In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas, Kerry Heads To Egypt

By Eyder Peralta on July 21st, 2014 | Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 9:19 pm

The fighting in Gaza has left more than 500 people dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.

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