9:33am

Sat July 26, 2014
Politics

Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 12:32 pm

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9:33am

Sat July 26, 2014
History

Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 12:32 pm

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9:33am

Sat July 26, 2014
Digital Life

Citizen Evidence Lab Separates Truth From Fiction In Viral Videos

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 12:32 pm

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9:33am

Sat July 26, 2014
Remembrances

Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 12:32 pm

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9:33am

Sat July 26, 2014
Sports

NFL Faces Criticism Over Ray Rice Suspension From Ravens

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 12:32 pm

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8:41am

Sat July 26, 2014
The Two-Way

U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site

An image released by the government of Mali shows the scene of the crash, just over the border with Burkina Faso.
Mali Government Xinhua/Landov

United Nations experts said they had recovered a second so-called black box at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 that went down in the desert in southern Mali.

Reuters says that "initial evidence taken from the remote crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it smashed to the ground early on Thursday morning, making an attack appear unlikely."

The plane was en route from Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers when it suddenly disappeared from radar.

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8:23am

Sat July 26, 2014
All Tech Considered

Tech Week: Industry Diversity, Digital Afterlives, Net Neutrality

Twitter released a scorecard showing its workforce — like other major tech firms — is largely male and white.
Jeff Chiu AP

What happened in technology this week, you ask? Here's a roundup of the tech stories reported by NPR and others since you last checked in.

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8:08am

Sat July 26, 2014
NPR Ed

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science suggests a famous phenomenon known as the "fourth-grade shift" isn't so clear-cut.

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7:53am

Sat July 26, 2014
The Two-Way

U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:42 pm

In a photo taken on Thursday, smoke rises from a residential area in Tripoli, Libya. Deadly clashes erupted between Islamist fighters and pro-secular militias earlier this month.
Hamza Turkia Xinhua/Landov

Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET.

The U.S. has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated diplomats amid what is being described as a significant deterioration in security, with rival militant factions battling in the capital, Tripoli.

"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

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7:35am

Sat July 26, 2014
Around the Nation

Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:31 pm

These Lego dragons washed up at Bigbury-on-Sea, on the south coast of Devon, England in the late 1990s.
Tracey Williams Lego Lost At Sea

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck the Tokio Express, a container ship that had nearly 5 million Legos onboard. The colorful toy building blocks poured into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

Tracey Williams and her children first happened upon the Tokio Express Legos in the late 1990s. Since then, she's created a Facebook page called — Lego Lost At Sea — where other collectors show off their findings.

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