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9:08am

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:21 am

Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, which is in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Monday.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

CNN reports that team members were attempting to make their way to the area when they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. The network adds:

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8:12am

Mon July 28, 2014
Business

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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7:46am

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 3:36 pm

House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican.
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House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion plan Monday to address the crisis in care for veterans.

The agreement would provide $10 billion to allow veterans to be treated outside the Veterans Affairs system, if they've had trouble getting appointments within it. More than two dozen clinics would be leased around the country, with $5 billion spent to hire additional doctors, nurses and other medical personnel at the VA.

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6:58am

Mon July 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 6:29 pm

Palestinian Saeb Afana, 12, stands on the edge of a large crater from an Israeli missile strike that destroyed several graves, as he carries flowers at a cemetery in Gaza City on Monday.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP
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In a resolution overnight, the United Nations Security Council called for an "immediate and unconditional" cease-fire in Gaza.

As USA Today reports, the Security Council called on both Israel and Hamas "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond."

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6:09am

Mon July 28, 2014
Sports

Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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6:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
U.S.

Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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5:55am

Mon July 28, 2014
Latin America

Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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5:55am

Mon July 28, 2014
Europe

More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.

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5:55am

Mon July 28, 2014
Middle East

Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
NPR Story

Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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Our last word in Business Today is drop trou.

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That's the message of an ad campaign for the Depend brand of undergarments. The campaign is promoting underwearness to reduce the stigma of incontinence.

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
NPR Story

The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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Congress is heading into its last week before taking a summer recess. For a change, lawmakers are not racing the clock to overt a fiscal calamity. Still, the standoff between the two parties has all but stopped the process of governing.

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
NPR Story

Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Shots - Health News

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

Lissette Encarnacion in her apartment at The Brook, a supportive housing complex in the New York City borough of the Bronx.
Natalie Fertig WNYC

Standing outside her sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx, Lissette Encarnacion says she sometimes forgets the place belongs to her.

"I'm thinking I'm at somebody else's [house]," she says. "I'm ringing my own doorbell."

Encarnacion used to have a career in banking, and lived in a real home with her son and husband. Then one night everything changed, she says, when her husband came home drunk and angry, and threw her off a balcony.

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

Lucinda Schreiber for NPR

Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early.

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Science

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

Guided by biologists, volunteers briefly catch, band and release some of Delaware's visiting red knots each spring to monitor the health of the species.
Maggie Starbard NPR

An intrepid bird called the red knot migrates from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic and back every year. But changes in climate along its route are putting this ultramarathoner at risk.

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