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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

npr.org — Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation's immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president. The Florida Republican made his comments in the second half of a two-part interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on Tuesday.

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

npr.org — Real men eat meat. They kill it and then they grill it. That's the stereotype, or cliche, that's about as old as time. At a recent barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y., a half-dozen guys who resist that particular cultural stereotype gathered together.

Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

npr.org — Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: Will European leaders step up to confront Russia over Ukraine & the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17? http://t.c…

Train Carrying MH17 Victims Remains Arrives In Kharkiv

npr.org — A refrigerated train carrying the remains of the people who died aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday. That's a city controlled by the central government in Kiev and 17 hours away from the chaos of Hrabove, the eastern city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, where the debris and remains were scattered.

Ebola Is A Deadly Virus - But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten

npr.org — Saidu Kanneh was given a hero's welcome last week when he walked into a community meeting about Ebola in a tiny village of mud huts in the Kissi Kama region of Sierra Leone. Kanneh was diagnosed with Ebola early in July, was treated for 12 days in a Doctors Without Borders hospital and overcame the disease.

Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research

npr.org — Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illnesses. His son has bipolar disorder.
Jul 22, 2014

$650 M to MIT&Harvard RT @NPRHealth: Son's Mental Illness Prompts Billionaire's Big Donation To Psychiatric Research n.pr/1n8FBWi

Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins

npr.org — Militias in Libya spent the past week battling for control of the main airport in Tripoli, leaving much of it in ruins and dozens dead. Steve Inskeep gets the latest from The Guardian's Chris Stephen.
Jul 22, 2014

Violence Flares In Libya, Leaving Main Airport In Ruins ow.ly/2KvygQ

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

npr.org — He grins, he fumes, he fights - and through it all, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dances his way in and out of preposterous situations. That's the premise of a video that has become popular in China and reportedly sparked a protest from North Korea.
Jul 22, 2014

Kim Jong Un is edited into scenes taken from viral dance videos, the film Kung Fu Hustle, and more. npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

Jul 21, 2014

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un ow.ly/2KuNqt

Gov. Scott Rolls Out Plan To Prepare Workers For High-Tech Jobs

stateimpact.npr.org — Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire. He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton's Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready.
Jul 21, 2014

Gov. Scott wants paid summer internships for K-12 STEM teachers and $30 million for job training/scholarships. stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/0…