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—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide

 

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Action On Guantanamo Will Likely Wait Until After Congresss' Summer Recess 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:05:00 -0400 
    Congressional Republicans have demanded the White House send them a plan for closing the lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently outlined such a plan.


Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400 
    Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.


'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:59:00 -0400 
    The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.


Some Youths Find Probation More Challenging Than Juvenile Detention 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:57:00 -0400 
    Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.


Mexico's Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:08:00 -0400 
    The altercation came just two days after Mexico's national team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.


Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT? 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:38:00 -0400 
    George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.


Remembering The Flair Of #45: Boston Red Sox To Honor Pedro Martinez 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:01 -0400 
    Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez will have his number retired Tuesday night at Fenway Park. For one public radio reporter and a Boston fan, the ceremony holds special significance.


New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:01 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block talks to Janet R. Daly Bednarek, an aviation expert and professor at the University of Dayton, about the airport that was once thought of as a model for all U.S. airports.


Remains Of 36 World War II Marines Returned To U.S. 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Clay Bonnyman Evans, whose grandfather, 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, was one of 36 Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.


During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.


Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.


Waller County, Texas, Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.


NFL Upholds Tom Brady Suspension For 'Deflategate' Scandal 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday upheld the four-game suspension of Tom Brady in the "deflategate" scandal.


Former New York Prison Worker Pleads Guilty To Aiding Inmates' Escape 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Joyce Mitchell, a former employee of the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two inmates escape from the maximum security prison in June.


Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
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Action On Guantanamo Will Likely Wait Until After Congresss' Summer Recess  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:05:00 -0400
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