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Today's Stories July 29, 2014

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."

U.S. 'Border Crisis' In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

The Case For Competitive Eating

Crazy Legs Conti is a defender of the "sport," as he calls it, and a long-time Major League Eating (MLE) competitor.

A Long, Loud Night Of Attacks In Gaza

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Bill Nye, The Go-To Guy On Climate Change

The host of the '90s children's TV show has been drawing criticism from those who believe he's alarmist or bullying on climate change.

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'T-Rex' Fast Car Drives On Three Wheels

The tiny three-wheeled car can reach 145 miles per hour and hits 60 miles per hour in under 4 seconds.

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Google Asks, What Makes Us Healthy? Skeptics Ask, Should Google Be The One To Know?

Google has announced a massive science project, Baseline Study, to provide the most complete possible picture of a healthy human body.

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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

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35 Percent Of Americans Have Debt In Collections

That's according to a study out today from The Urban Institute. The debt could be anything from hospital bills to an unpaid gym membership.

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Tiny House, Big Problems

The town health department and zoning officials said Rolf and Mari von Walthousen's home is too small and deemed it uninhabitable.

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Former Top Chinese Official Targeted By Investigation

The investigation of Zhou Yongkang is part of a crackdown on corruption being conducted by China's President Xi Jinping.

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Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.

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Has Britain's Economy Fully Recovered?

Much of the growth is based on advances in the service sector. Still, officials say the British economy is now growing faster than Germany's.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

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New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

"Love Child" tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.

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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.

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ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

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