3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Economy

New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A Disgrace

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 11:54 am

Lower-income residents may find affordable housing hard to come by in Manhattan.
Seth Wenig AP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is under fire for signing off on a building plan that allows a new luxury high-rise on Manhattan's western edge to have a separate entrance for low-income residents.

About 20 percent of the units in the 33-story tower will be reserved for low- and middle-income residents. But all the affordable units will be grouped in one area, and those tenants will have to enter through a separate door.

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Around the Nation

As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 12:04 pm

Tom Stanton of the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle shows off empty lab space at Roche in Nutley, N.J.
Daniel Tucker WNYC

New Jersey used to be known as "the nation's medicine chest," but over the past two decades, many of the state's pharmaceutical industry jobs have dried up or moved elsewhere, and left millions of square feet of office space, warehouses and laboratories sitting empty.

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Africa

Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 7:07 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Doctors in West Africa have been fighting to control the largest outbreak of Ebola virus in history. One of those doctors, Sheik Humarr Khan, died of the disease yesterday in Sierra Leone.

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Business

U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 7:07 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

As Iraq has been torn apart by sectarian violence, the country's Kurdish population has moved towards independence with income from oil.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
World

U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 7:07 am

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
U.S.

Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 7:07 am

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Politics

'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 2:47 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to a crowd during a book signing for her new book, Hard Choices. Clinton's book tour has brought her before admiring audiences, but also highlighted her difficulty talking about her wealth and her presidential vision.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Hillary Clinton's book tour is over. Although it wasn't a campaign rollout, it did offer a peek at the strengths and weaknesses of a possible Clinton candidacy.

One thing was clear: The former first lady, senator, presidential candidate and secretary of state may be readier to be president than to run for president.

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3:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Politics

Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 7:07 am

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6:30pm

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:51 am

Smoke and fire rise from the explosion Tuesday in Gaza City.
Hatem Moussa AP

Israel broadened its assault on Gaza on Tuesday, reportedly wrecking the region's only power plant and killing more than 125 Palestinians.

Barrages "destroyed Hamas's media offices, the home of a top leader and what Palestinians said was a devastating hit on the only electricity plant," The New York Times reports.

Israel's military said it was looking into the Gaza power plant strike.

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6:30pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Goats and Soda

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 10:06 pm

During nationwide polio campaigns, hundreds of thousands of health workers go door to door, giving children two drops of the polio vaccine.
Anadolu Agency Getty Images

Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a hundred cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.

Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. The government also deploys tens of thousands of armed security forces to guard the workers.

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