6:41am

Fri July 25, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday July 25, 2014

1965 Newport Folk Festival
  • 206th Day of the Year / 159 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 59 Days
  • Sunrise:6:08
  • Sunset:8:24
  • 14 Hours 16 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:5:11am
  • Moon Set:7:27pm
  • Moon’s Phase 1%
  • Full Moon August 10 @ 11:10am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon

The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month.

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6:36am

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh interpretation of Islamic law.
Uncredited AP

Sunni extremists from the so-called Islamic State blew up the tomb of the Prophet Jonah in Mosul on Thursday. The site is holy to both Christians and Muslims.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports that video of the explosion quickly spread online and residents of the city and across Iraq were angered by the destruction.

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6:01am

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

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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5:16am

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

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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4:13am

Fri July 25, 2014
U.S.

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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4:13am

Fri July 25, 2014
Sports

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

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4:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
Strange News

Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

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4:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
U.S.

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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4:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
Middle East

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

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4:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
World

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

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