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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.

Georgia Voting Out Veteran Lawmakers, And Their Seniority

The race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars. One veteran Senator – Saxby Chambliss – is retiring. And three sitting Congressmen will leave Washington at the end of this year because they gave up those posts to run for Chambliss’s seat. That’s a whole lot of Washington know-how. All were card-carrying Georgia fiscal conservatives, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring funding back to their districts.

Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Adler joined NPR in 1979 and covered everything from the emergence of the AIDS epidemic to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was 68.

EPA Holds ‘Clean Power Plan’ Hearings in Atlanta

An estimated 400 people will officially weigh in on the EPA’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” in Atlanta over the next two days. But even more people will make their voices heard in an unofficial capacity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the proposal last month. It’s designed to cut down on carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. Under the plan, the EPA would determine individual rates by which each state must reduce its carbon emissions. The policy would give states flexibility to manage their own carbon pollution reduction plans either on their own or by joining multi-state partnerships. The plan, however, is far from final.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

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