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8:22am

Tue July 28, 2015
The Two-Way

NATO Says It Stands With Turkey In Fight Against ISIS

During a meeting with all 27 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday, Turkey said it wanted to give the members a heads up that at some point it may need their help fighting against the so-called Islamic State.

Turkey called a rare Article 4 meeting of the allies after it began an air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria.

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8:05am

Tue July 28, 2015
Shots - Health News

Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

Putting some work in ahead of cancer therapy can help speed up recovery afterward.
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Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones.

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8:03am

Tue July 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

A mega-economic story is playing out globally. It involves U.S. interest rates, the Chinese stock market and jobs in Minnesota, Arizona and North Dakota.

And your wallet, too.

No kidding – it's all related. To see how, let your mind wander back.

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7:04am

Tue July 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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7:02am

Tue July 28, 2015
The Two-Way

In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

Seif al-Islam is seen after his capture in 2011.
Ammar El-Darwish AP

A court in Tripoli has sentenced the son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in connection with killings during the 2011 uprising that ended Gadhafi's rule.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that because the country is in such disarray, the sentence was handed down in absentia. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"A spokesman for Tripoli's self-declared government said Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi is one of nine former regime figures who were sentenced to death today. The rest, including Libya's former spy chief, are all in a prison in Tripoli.

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6:48am

Tue July 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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5:39am

Tue July 28, 2015
Latin America

Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Story

Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:12 am

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Story

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:12 am

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
Sports

Cardinals Hire Jen Welter, Possibly NFL's First Female Coach

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Ed

The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:59 am

Cooper is known as the Swim Whisperer. He's been teaching swimming full-time since 1995.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

If you looked at the children at the edge of Conrad Cooper's pool, you'd think you were watching an ad for something. Jell-O, maybe. Or a breakfast cereal kids like. They're that cute.

They're lined up on the steps in the shallow end, 10 little ones, ranging from age 2 to 5. The boys are in board trunks, many wearing rash guard shirts like the weekend surfers they might become, years from now. The girls wear bright one-piece suits and two-pieces that show their childish pot bellies.

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
Shots - Health News

How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

A Helsinki bomb shelter now serves as a shooting range for an archery club.
Rae Ellen Bichell for NPR

In Helsinki, sports facilities pop up all over the place, sometimes in some pretty odd nooks and crannies. One bomb shelter hosts an archery club, another an underground swimming pool and an ice hockey rink.

Though they hardly need it, there's a national plan in Finland to get people to sit less. It reminds them, in fact, that "Under the Constitution ... physical activity is a basic cultural right."

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
Around the Nation

The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

Travis Moyer (center) drives the car that he built for the demolition derby in Kansas.
Frank Morris KCUR

Americans have been intentionally ramming cars into each other for sport for decades. And at this time of year, fans crowd into county fairs to see battered, souped-up cars bash each other to pieces.

This steel equivalent of blood sport draws a passionate following, and the drivers say it is deeply addicting.

"There's nothing better," says John Green, a demolition derby driver at a recent fair in Franklin County, Kan. "A lot of people say they would do it, but until you get in there and do it you never know the real feeling."

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
The Salt

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

Gary Broomell and his daughter, Debbie, pose behind a sign on their ranch in San Diego County. Their family has been growing citrus for generations, but lately, it's been hard staying in the black growing oranges, so they started a vineyard a few years ago.
Lesley McClurg Capital Public Radio

Water scarcity is driving California farmers to plant different crops. Growers are switching to more profitable, less-thirsty fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Nowhere is this truer than San Diego County, where water prices are some of the highest in the state.

Grapefruit trees shade the entrance to Triple B Ranches winery in northern San Diego County. The tasting room is a converted kitchen festooned with country knick knacks.

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Ed

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

Eliot Elementary in St. Louis, Mo., closed 10 years ago. The building remains empty.
Tim Lloyd/ St. Louis Public Radio

Virginia Savage lives in a part of north St. Louis, Mo., that's filled with vacant buildings, including Marshall Elementary. It has been closed for years now, and vines crawl into the building's smashed-out windows. The playground is littered with empty liquor bottles.

Savage went to school at Marshall as a young girl, and now she sees bigger problems beyond all those blemishes: "Drug dealers, drug users, eyesore. That's what I see."

In St. Louis, the student enrollment is one-fourth the size it was in the 1960s. That drop has led the district to close 30 or so schools.

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