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Human Rights Workers Accuse Iraqi Government Of Barrel Bomb Attacks

July 26
Leila Fadel / NPR

Baghdad officials deny these accusations, but rights workers say the Iraqi government is indiscriminately bombing in civilian areas.

North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

July 26
Scott Neuman / NPR

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

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
NPR Staff / NPR
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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.

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