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6:48 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Israel's Election: Netanyahu Seeks 4th Term

An Israeli woman votes with her daughter at a polling station in the coastal city of Haifa on Tuesday. Israel faces an unpredictable election to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will remain in power.
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Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:57 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party face challenges from the left and right in today's election in Israel. Netanyahu's party has slipped in recent voter surveys, with approaches to a potential Palestinian state and the economy emerging as the top issues.

Another fault line opened up over the prime minister's controversial visit and speech to the U.S. Congress, a trip that deepened tensions with the White House. Netanyahu's opponents seized on the opportunity to say they would work to strengthen ties with America's leaders to ensure their country's security.

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Book Reviews
6:03 am
Tue March 17, 2015

'Escape' Is A Searing Indictment Of Nation-Building

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Very early on in Escape from Baghdad!, before we realize how many murderous forces and literary genres are about to crash into each other, two friends are holed up in a safehouse in the South Ghazaliya neighborhood. Saddam Hussein has just been deposed; outside, the Madhi Army has just finished another minor street battle with a rival militia, and our heroes Dagr and Kinza are in possession of a stash of black market weapons and a captive: One of Saddam's head torturers.

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NPR Ed
6:03 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

There's a big difference between teaching kids to read and teaching them to love reading.
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In his new book, Raising Kids Who Read, Daniel Willingham wants to be clear: There's a big difference between teaching kids to read and teaching them to love reading.

And Willingham, a parent himself, doesn't champion reading for the obvious reasons — not because research suggests that kids who read for pleasure do better in school and in life.

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Strange News
4:56 am
Tue March 17, 2015

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

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U.S.
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Republicans Get Their Turn To Present Budget Plans

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 5:20 am

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Middle East
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu Faces A Big Test As Israelis Head To Polls

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:25 am

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Middle East
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

A History Of West Bank Settlements

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World
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 6:00 am

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Latin America
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

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Games & Humor
4:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

She's Behind The Billy: Hide And Seek At Ikea

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