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With A Series Of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into A Crime

By prohibiting acts like loitering and sleeping in public, cities hope to make streets safer. But advocates for the homeless say this type of legislation can be counterproductive.
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On Two Sides, Two Funerals — While Death Toll Mounts In Gaza

As the violence between Hamas and Israel continues, so too do the funerals that come in its wake. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Emily Harris attended two such funerals today, in Tel Aviv and Gaza respectively, and they tell of what they learned there.
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The Devastation On The Ground In Gaza City

Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Turner of the United Nations in Gaza City, discussing the extent of the devastation there in the midst of Israel's bombardment.
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With New Virtual Currency Rules, N.Y. Regulators Must Tow A Fine Line

New York banking regulators are expected to release new rules this week governing Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. As WSHU's Charles Lane reports, industry experts are both welcoming the regulations and still worried they could go too far.
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With A Rules Change For A Lever, Senate Ends Judge's 17-Year Wait

The Senate has voted 53 to 44 to confirm Ronnie White for a federal court judgeship in Missouri, 17 years after he was first nominated by President Bill Clinton.
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Syria's Army On The Verge Of Retaking The Country's Largest City

Rebels captured the eastern half of Aleppo, the country's biggest city, two years ago. Now President Assad's army looks likely to drive them out in what would be a major blow to the opposition.
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EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.
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Syria's Assad Sworn In For Third 7-Year Presidential Term

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.
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Israeli Strike On Gaza Beach Reportedly Kills 4 Boys

An Israeli strike has been blamed for the deaths of four boys on a beach in Gaza, one day after a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel failed.
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Israelis, Palestinians Defy Recent Violence To Break Fast Together

The conflict between Israel and Gaza is in its ninth day, with no obvious end in sight. Amid the violence, some Israelis and Palestinians meet to share an end-of-fast meal.

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