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8:18 am
Sun July 26, 2015

President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

President Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
Ben Curtis AP

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 2:42 pm

President Obama, wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya, urged the east African country to "choose the path to progress" by tackling corruption, eliminating income inequality and promoting gender equality.

"I'm here as president of a country that sees Kenya as an important partner. I'm here as a friend who wants Kenya to succeed," he said in a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

"You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in the 40-minute speech that was broadcast on Kenyan television.

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History
8:07 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Cost Of War: Veterans Remember USS Indianapolis, Shark Attacks

Survivors of the sinking of the Indianapolis are taken to a hospital on Guam after their rescue in August, 1945.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 6:59 am

Next week marks the 70th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in U.S. Naval history — and one of the worst shark attacks on record. But it's a story that many people don't know.

In the summer of 1945, World War II was almost over, but in the shadows of that moment comes a story of survival that changed lives forever.

If you're a movie fan, you may recognize this line from the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws: "Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was coming back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. Just delivered the bomb."

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Author Interviews
7:51 am
Sun July 26, 2015

'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:38 am

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Africa
7:45 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:41 am

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Race
7:45 am
Sun July 26, 2015

On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:29 pm

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Law
7:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:13 pm

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Twenty-five years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House lawn with this promise.

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Politics
7:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:47 am

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Europe
7:41 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:38 am

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

What's In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S.

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 9:26 am

If you take a yoga class in the U.S., the teacher will most likely say namaste at the end of the practice. It's a Sanskrit phrase that means "I bow to you." You place hands together at the heart, close your eyes and bow.

That's not the namaste I know.

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It's All Politics
7:03 am
Sun July 26, 2015

Brace Yourself: The Presidential Election Is Going To Be All About Anger

Clinton knows you're mad as hell, and she's appealing to that sense.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining economic challenge not only of this election but our time."

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