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Monday's Stories July 28, 2014

Forensic Team Unable To Reach MH17 Debris Field

For a third day, heavy fighting has blocked a team of Dutch and Australian forensic experts from reaching the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Should California Be Broken Up Into 6 States?

Billionaire investor Timothy Draper makes the case for his "Six Californias" campaign, which could be on a state ballot in 2016.

New HBO Documentary 'Love Child' Looks At Gaming Addiction

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Middle East Violence Continues Into Muslim Holiday

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continued today, the start of Eid al-Fitr, in spite of a United Nations call for a ceasefire.

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Rare Lightning Strike Kills Man On California Beach

A 20-year-old man died and nine others were taken to hospitals, after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted Venice Beach.

1:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Are House Calls Making A Comeback?

Avir Mitra of WHYY reports that due to a growing older population and rising medical costs, the doctor home visit is getting a second look.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Big Money In Dollar Tree's Acquisition Of Family Dollar

We take a look at the $8.5 billion deal, and how the business of dollar stores has adapted as the economy has improved.

1:20 PM EDT 22 Comments

Is Social Security In Trouble Again?

Federal projections show trouble ahead for the Social Security fund, but Erig Kingson argues there should be no cutting of benefits.

1:12 PM EDT Comment

Congress Not Expected To Accomplish Much Before Recess

Lawmakers still have immigration and the Highway Trust Fund on their plate, with no expected resolution before their August recess.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Fire Rages In Libya

Libya's government is asking for international help to fight an inferno at the oil depot for the airport in the capital Tripoli.

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July 23 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW's Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 23 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group's threat -- convert, leave or die -- has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22 3 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18 39 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

The immigrant-rights activist has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 25 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

July 24 7 Comments

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

That's according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

July 24 6 Comments

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

The famous pilot's namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.