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The Two-Way
6:01 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney, Australia, last week. Abbott has announced the deployment of 190 police to help secure the MH17 wreckage site, where 37 Australians were killed.
Rob Griffith AP

The Netherlands and Australia — countries that lost large numbers of citizens in last week's downing of Flight MH17 — are planning to send police to eastern Ukraine to help secure the debris field there.

NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner in Donetsk, says Australian premier Tony Abbott is close to a deal that would allow dozens of police to guard the wreckage site. Corey says, and the Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens on MH17, is also negotiating to send unarmed police to the approximately 20-square mile site.

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The Two-Way
5:16 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

A Palestinian man cries after bringing a child, wounded in a strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, to the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya on Thursday.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

Secretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.

Kerry is hoping for fighting to stop as the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end this weekend. He's now waiting for a response.

Soraya tells Morning Edition that the outline of the temporary truce is still murky, but Israeli media are reporting that the deal would stop the fighting, while still allowing Israeli troops to hold their ground and continue destroying tunnels into Israel.

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U.S.
4:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 5:14 am

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Sports
4:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

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Strange News
4:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

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U.S.
4:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Honduran Foreign Minister: U.S. Should Address Root Causes Of Migration

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 5:14 am

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Middle East
4:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire

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World
4:09 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

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The Two-Way
3:59 am
Fri July 25, 2014

France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

French President François Hollande speaks to the press at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday.
Kenzo Tribouillard AFP/Getty Images

A day after an Air Algerie jet crashed in Mali killing all 116 people aboard, France is dispatching a military unit to the site.

ABC News reports that on Friday morning French President François Hollande said one of the flight data recorders had been recovered. ABC adds:

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NPR Story
3:42 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:09 am

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U.S.
3:40 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:09 am

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NPR Story
2:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:09 am

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NPR Story
2:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

It's Time For Comic-Con!

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 5:14 am

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NPR Story
2:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:12 am

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StoryCorps
2:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention."
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:52 am

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