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U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

July 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The data recorder was recovered from the Air Algerie AH5017 debris field in southern Mali. Investigators are linking Thursday's crash that killed 118 to bad weather.

Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

July 26
Avie Schneider / NPR

The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

July 26
Anya Kamenetz / NPR

A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."

U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

July 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.

Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

July 26
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Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck a container ship and dumped nearly 5 million Legos pieces into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

July 26
Joe Palca / NPR
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Two large radio telescopes have detected very brief, powerful bursts of radio waves, and so far, scientists have no idea what's causing them.

Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

July 26
Annie Feidt / NPR
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Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.

Temporary Cease-Fire In Gaza Appears To Be Holding

July 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Hundreds of residents in the Palestinian territory are taking advantage of the 12-hour lull in fighting set to expire at 8 p.m. Israeli time (1 p.m. ET) to stock up on supplies.

The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

July 25
Greg Myre / NPR
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Israel's military has been the dominant Middle East force since the 1967 war. Yet for the third time in a decade, the army is bogged down in a protracted fight with Islamist militants.

Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

July 25
Bill Chappell / NPR

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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