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Movies
2:03 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

The Best Movies Of The Year — From 20 Years Ago

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 7:19 pm

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

Twenty years ago, movies were movies. Great, good, bad, iconic, worth remembering.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FORREST GUMP")

HANNA HALL: (As Jenny) Run Forrest run.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "SPEED")

DENNIS HOPPER: (As Howard Payne) Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50 it blows up.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "PULP FICTION")

JOHN TRAVOLTA: (As Vincent Vega) Do know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?

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Iraq
2:03 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Kurdish Authorities Plan Referendum On Independence From Iraq

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 6:33 pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Middle East correspondent Leila Fadel about the rift between Iraqi Kurds and Iraq's central government in Baghdad.

Remembrances
1:54 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, Co-Founder Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Tommy Ramone, born Tom Erdelyi, has died at age 65. The drummer was the last living member of the legendary punk band he helped create.

Sports
1:54 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Heading Home To Ohio, LeBron Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Four years after famously leaving, NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to return to the team where he started his professional career. Many fans in Cleveland say they're excited to have him back.

NPR Story
1:54 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Truckers Strike At LA Port, While Dock Worker Talks Continue

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 3:30 pm

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

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Health
3:29 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Sun July 13, 2014 3:28 am

For many people with post-traumatic stress disorder, sleeping can return you to the worst place you've ever been, at the worst possible moment.

"I always see his face," says Will, who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army. "And in my dreams it's the same thing. ... I always walk over to him, and instead of this Afghani kid that's laying there, it's my little brother."

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The Salt
3:29 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 3:10 pm

There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.

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Shots - Health News
3:26 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

Particles of H5N1 virus — a particularly dangerous type of bird flu that can infect people — attack lung cells.
Chris Bjornberg Science Source

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 5:21 pm

In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder — involving a deadly flu virus.

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Politics
2:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama

House Speaker John Boehner at a Capitol Hill news conference last month. He said Wednesday that the Republican-controlled House will file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out laws passed by Congress.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 5:21 pm

House Republicans are pushing ahead with a plan to sue President Obama, accusing him of trying to sidestep Congress and make his own laws.

But the president is also using the suit, which is considered a long shot in legal terms, to score political points.

House Speaker John Boehner says the lawsuit will focus on the administration's decision to postpone the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that large employers provide health insurance for their workers.

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Remembrances
2:38 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:39 pm

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