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July 22, 2014 | NPR · What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Robert McDonald, President Obama’s nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · People who live in Tonawanda, N.Y., live near a company whose ovens heat coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation of beetles.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday’s consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn’t capturing asset “bubbles.”
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR’s Mara Liasson unravels the political consequences of the conflicting decisions.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · The Affordable Care Act received conflicting rulings in federal courts Tuesday. One U.S. appeals court tossed out an IRS regulation governing subsidies, while another three-judge panel issued unanimous verdict saying just the opposite.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he’s trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 

 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · What does a 20 percent chance of rain or snow actually mean? Interpreting probabilities in forecasts can be hard even for mathematicians and meteorologists — never mind the average person.
 

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Robert McDonald, President Obama’s nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
 

Arts & Life

July 22, 2014 | NPR · Arthur Allen’s new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · This year’s Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn’t the end of the issue.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · In 1990 when the episode first aired, AIDS testing was still new, and myths and misinformation ran rampant. But Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia taught us that AIDS can happen to anyone.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · On a visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by his baritone and his apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington to the studio.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison is one of several brought down in Griffith Park by an infestation of beetles.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · The “boom-chicka-boom” of Johnny Cash’s guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley’s voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.
 

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