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7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

SuperPac Filings, Candidates' Forums: The Week In Politics

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Middle East
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Kerry Aims To Repair Relations With Egypt

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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Africa
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland

A farm owner inspects his tobacco crop in the sun. While Zimbabwe's tobacco production has made something of a turnaround lately, journalist Peta Thornycroft says much of the country's troubles since 2000 have been tied to failures in its capital-intensive tobacco farms.
Philimon Bulawayo Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun August 2, 2015 5:16 pm

It's been 15 years since Zimbabwe launched a campaign to seize large tracts of land from white farmers. At the time, more than 4,000 white-owned farms were taken; that land was to be given to disaffected war veterans, many of whom had little prior experience in agriculture.

The move proved to be a disaster. Many of those farms failed after they changed hands, and Zimbabwe fell into an economic tailspin. Even the country's longtime president, Robert Mugabe, admitted to failures in the program earlier this year.

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Europe
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

France Refuses To Sell Two Warships To Russia

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Around the Nation
7:44 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Police-Community Collaboration Has Helped Kept Peace In Cincinnati

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 11:31 am

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NPR Ed
5:35 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

Middle-school boys participate in the Minority Male Makers summer program at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

On the second floor of Morgan State University's engineering building, Jacob Walker, 12, is putting the finishing touches on a ruler he's just created.

Not yet an actual ruler. One he's designing on the computer. He just needs to add his initials — then it's time to produce it on a 3-D printer.

Jacob starts seventh grade in the fall and has big dreams. Building this ruler is all part of the plan.

"When I was a child," he says, "I loved to play with Legos, and it inspired me to be an engineer when I get older."

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The Two-Way
4:03 am
Sat August 1, 2015

Israeli Officials Promise To Find Arsonists Who Killed Palestinian Child

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah inspects a home that was badly damaged from a suspected attack by Jewish extremists in the West Bank village of Douma. An 18-month-old child was killed and other family members seriously injured.
Prime Minister's Office APA/Landov

Originally published on Sat August 1, 2015 1:38 pm

Israeli leaders vowed to find the suspected Israeli extremists behind an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler early Friday.

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Goats and Soda
6:02 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

A woman receives the rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine at a clinical trial in Conakry, Guinea. The vaccine appears effective after only one shot.
Cellou Binani AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:53 pm

Doctors Without Borders is calling it a "champagne moment." The World Health Organization says it's a "game changer."

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of participants who were at high risk for the virus. Although the results are preliminary, they offer new hope of finally stamping out the virus in West Africa — and preventing the next epidemic.

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It's All Politics
5:59 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Hillary Clinton Releases 8 Years Of Tax Returns

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Iowa earlier this week.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 7:16 pm

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton released eight years worth of tax returns Friday, showing that she and her husband Bill Clinton earned $139 million since 2007. They paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes during that period. The couple's effective federal tax rate ranged from 25 percent in 2007 to 36 percent last year.

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The Two-Way
5:48 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a famous lion named Cecil, which was being tracked in a university study.

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