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Rundown for July 29, 2013
12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Israeli, Palestinian Officials To Meet In Washington

Israeli and Palestinian officials are scheduled to meet in Washington today to talk about breaking a five-year deadlock over a peace process for the Middle East.

12:15 PM EDT 160 Comments

A Claim That Electric Cars Aren’t Green Fuels Firestorm

Electric cars have lower greenhouse gas emissions than the average gas-guzzling vehicle. But conservationist Ozzie Zehner argues they may ultimately be worse for the environment.

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Murdered Women Remembered In East Cleveland

While 35-year-old Michael Madison sits in an Ohio jail cell, accused of multiple murders, friends and family of his alleged victims are holding events to remember their lives.

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Politics This Week: From Hillary Clinton To Kentucky Senate Race

President Obama sits down for a private lunch today with Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, outside of Washington, the Senate race in Kentucky is beginning to heat up.

12:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

From ‘Princess Bride’ Villain To Playwright

New York’s Public Theater is putting on a showcase of the work of playwright Wallace Shawn. You might know Shawn better for his acting roles than his intellectually-demanding plays.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

Singer-Songwriter Laura Veirs Greets The Sun

Each week NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us something new to listen to. This week he introduces us to Laura Veirs’ “Sun Song” from her new album “Warp And Weft.”

1:06 PM EDT 9 Comments

Gay Priest Calls Pope’s Comments ‘Step In Right Direction’

In an extraordinary, impromptu press conference this morning, Pope Francis said of homosexuality, “Who am I to judge them if they’re seeking the Lord in good faith?”

1:15 PM EDT 3 Comments

Madeleine Albright On Peace Talks: ‘This Is The Beginning Of The Beginning’

As Israeli and Palestinian officials meet for the first time in years, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who now chairs the Albright Stonebridge Group, shares her advice and analysis.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

Merger Would Create World’s Largest Advertising Firm

A merger between two advertising giants, Omnicom Group in the U.S. and the Publicis in France, would create the world’s largest advertising firm — one worth more than $35 billion.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

Home Construction Roars Back in Colorado

After years of lackluster growth, single-family home construction is finally making a comeback in many parts of the country. One of the states leading the way is Colorado.

1:45 PM EDT Comment

Jewelry Heist In Cannes Is Third In 3 Months

A lone man sneaked into a diamond show in a luxury Cannes, France, hotel and made off with some $136 million of loot, a French state prosecutor says. It’s the third major jewel theft since May.

1:50 PM EDT 6 Comments

The Woman Behind ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Netflix’s new original series “Orange Is the New Black” is based on the life of Piper Kerman, a Smith graduate and self-described WASP who must go to prison for 13 months when her past catches up with her.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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