Northwest Public Radio http://nwpr.org en Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism http://nwpr.org/post/montana-sen-walsh-says-ptsd-may-have-played-role-his-plagiarism <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john-walsh-plagiarized-thesis.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0.">After <em>The New York Times</em> reported</a> Sen. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 49515 at http://nwpr.org Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President http://nwpr.org/post/iraq-elects-kurdish-politician-ceremonial-post-president Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been elected president of Iraq by the country's parliament, another step in forming a new government after months of deadlock.<p>As Leila Fadel reports from Erbil in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, "Massoum took his oath vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of Iraq. He made the promise as Iraq threatens to splinter into three pieces."<p>The vote for the largely ceremonial post of president was delayed for a day after the Kurdish bloc of legislators asked for more time to make their pick. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49516 at http://nwpr.org Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse http://nwpr.org/post/simple-way-reduce-stroke-risk-take-your-pulse An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation is a big cause of stroke, especially for people who have recently had a stroke. But it's not something that most people can feel.<p>Doctors test for <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/atrialfibrillation.html">atrial fibrillation</a> by hooking people up to an <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ekg/">electrocardiogram</a> machine at the office, or having them wear a Holter monitor for a day or a week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 49514 at http://nwpr.org A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know http://nwpr.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-17-heres-what-you-need-know The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel.<p>If you remember, the FAA <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">banned flights to Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday</a>, after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport.<p>"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 49507 at http://nwpr.org Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo http://nwpr.org/post/syrian-babies-born-refugees-face-future-limbo Thousands of Syrian infants born to refugee parents are now stateless. Their births are unregistered and will pose many difficult challenges in this long-term conflict.<p>The exact numbers are far from certain. A recent report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, suggests that 75 percent of Syrians born in Lebanon since 2011 have not been properly registered. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 49513 at http://nwpr.org Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets http://nwpr.org/post/military-dogs-advocates-say-canines-arent-pets-theyre-vets <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Military+Dogs%27+Advocates+Say+The+Canines+Aren%27t+Pets+%E2%80%94+They%27re+Vets&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 David Welna 49512 at http://nwpr.org With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan http://nwpr.org/post/new-safety-measures-nuclear-reactors-may-reopen-japan <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. 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To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=New+Rules+Proposed+For+Oil-Carrying+Trains+In+Wake+Of+Fiery+Crashes&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 49510 at http://nwpr.org Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants http://nwpr.org/post/iowa-mayor-calls-caring-cities-take-young-immigrants <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Iowa+Mayor+Calls+For+%27Caring+Cities%27+To+Take+In+Young+Immigrants&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 49509 at http://nwpr.org In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense http://nwpr.org/post/detroit-porch-shooting-trial-its-murder-vs-self-defense <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Michigan Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://michiganradio.org/">http://michiganradio.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Detroit+Porch+Shooting+Trial%2C+It%27s+Murder+Vs.+Self-Defense&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 49508 at http://nwpr.org