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Arson Attack That Killed Toddler In West Bank Is Called Terrorism

By Eyder Peralta on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 2:03 pm

An 18-month old died in the fire. The perpetrators scrawled slogans in Hebrew on an outside wall of the house. Palestinian leaders blamed the Israeli government.

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New Ebola Vaccine Has ‘100 Percent’ Effectiveness In Early Results

By Bill Chappell on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The trial of the VSV-EBOV vaccine was called Ebola ça Suffit — French for “Ebola that’s enough.” Researchers say it’s both effective and quick, with no new Ebola cases 6 days after vaccination.

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In Report, Justice Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

By Eyder Peralta on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 11:03 am

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division found that the court fails to provide children adequate representation. In addition, it says the court treats black kids harsher than white ones.

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Tonight, Look For A Rare (But Not Quite Blue) Moon

By Scott Neuman on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm

The modern definition of a “blue moon” has nothing to do with its color.

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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Winter Olympic Games

By Eyder Peralta on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 11:03 am

With the selection, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

By Lucy Perkins on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 9:03 am

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don’t embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

By Lucy Perkins on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn’t list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

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U.S. Authorities Can’t Find Hunter Who Killed ‘Cecil The Lion’

By Scott Neuman on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, but the agency says it has failed so far to track him down.

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Experts: Flight MH370 Debris Could Have Reached Western Indian Ocean

By Scott Neuman on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 9:03 am

A scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it’s “highly likely” that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.

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Md. Governor Orders Closure Of ‘Deplorable’ Baltimore City Jail

By Bill Chappell on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 12:03 pm

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of “25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers” on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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