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A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

NPR - 7/24/2014 4:57 AM - Shots - Health News

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR - 7/24/2014 4:24 AM - The Two-Way

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft

NPR - 7/24/2014 3:34 AM - The Two-Way

The MD83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 116 passengers, including six crew members.

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

NPR - 7/24/2014 3:05 AM - Politics

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

NPR - 7/24/2014 3:01 AM - Parallels

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

NPR - 7/24/2014 3:01 AM - Law

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.