Medical Treatments
4:18 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

HIV Returns In Infected Toddler, Dashing Hopes Of Imminent Cure

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Federal officials have announced that a young Mississippi girl, once thought to have been cured of HIV, now once again has detectable levels of the virus. This is a setback not just for the child, but also for hope of eradicating HIV in infants with a potent mix of drugs at birth.

All Tech Considered
4:08 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

KizON went on sale in South Korea this week, with North America and Europe to follow later this year. Its price has not yet been announced.
LG

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 6:51 pm

I was always thankful that my parents didn't "leash me" at the mall or grocery store when I was a child — but you'll never guess what parents can strap on their kids nowadays.

LG Electronics introduced a device Wednesday called the KizON. Meant for those in preschool and primary school, it's essentially a kid-tracking wristband.

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Politics
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

In The High Drama Of Its 1964 Convention, GOP Hung A Right Turn

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 6:16 pm

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican Convention, Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus. They discuss the impact that the Civil Rights Act, passed earlier that year, had on the nomination of Barry Goldwater.

Around the Nation
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

The Hopes And Hazards Of The 17-Story Water Slide

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 6:16 pm

Kansas City now boasts the world's tallest water slide. At about 17 stories high, the slide had been postponed multiple times during construction after tests went bad. As Frank Morris of KCUR reports, the slide is attracting thrill-seekers and naysayers alike.

Law
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:59 pm

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.

Parallels
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

A man looks at the painting Better To Have Only One Child at the China National Art Museum in Beijing. More than three decades after China's one-child policy took hold, some bereaved parents are suffering an unintended consequence of the policy: The loss of a child leaves them with no support in their old age.
Wang Zhao AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 5:15 pm

It's been nearly 3 1/2 decades since China's government started limiting most urban families to one child. The family planning policy successfully slowed the nation's population growth, but it has had some unintended consequences.

One is that some parents lose their only children to illness or accidents and end up with no one to care for them in their old age. Now, these parents have gotten together to demand their rights.

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Middle East
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Deaths Mount Into The Dozens As Gaza Strip Bombardment Builds

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Israeli air strikes continue to pound the Gaza Strip. NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza on the intensifying conflict there.

Europe
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.

Europe
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Life After Annexation: An Uneasy Return To Crimea

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Since Crimea was annexed by Russia in March, says Neil MacFarquhar of The New York Times, the overriding sentiment there has been uncertainty. He speaks to Melissa Block about his experiences there.

Latin America
4:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

The Conundrum Of The Cup-Deprived: Brazilians Wonder Who To Root For

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Brazilian soccer fans, in their grief over the national team's World Cup loss, now must decide whether to cheer for their archrival Argentina or Germany, the team that crushed their Cup dreams.

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