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Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe Granted Federal Recognition

July 2
Brian Naylor / NPR

The native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers, and included Pocahontas among their members.

ISIS Reportedly Destroys Ancient Statue In Captured City Of Palmyra

July 2
Scott Neuman / NPR

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed by sledgehammers.

Don't Get Your Kids' Genes Sequenced Just To Keep Up

July 2
Nancy Shute / NPR

Just because you can get your children's genome sequenced doesn't mean it's going to do their health any good, a report finds. Most benefits from genetic medicine come from a tight focus.

Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman

July 2
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.

BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

July 2
Brian Naylor / NPR

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Police Issue 'All Clear' At Washington Navy Yard

July 2
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
Tease photo

The Navy Yard was the site of a September 2013 shooting that killed 12 people and the gunman.

U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

July 2
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Swiss prosecutors said the requests were delivered Wednesday evening. The FIFA officials were arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

July 2
Avie Schneider / NPR

The U.S. economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, but the Labor Department report for June shows that more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

July 2
Susanna Capelouto / NPR

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

Labor Department To Release Jobless Data Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

July 1
Jim Zarroli / NPR

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

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