2:11pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 2:54 pm

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill.
Susan Walsh AP

Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, says the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took nearly two hours, amounted to torture.

Politico reports:

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1:29pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Received 237 Children Crossing Into US

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Kentucky has less than 1 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States.

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1:13pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Interviews

Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:18 am

"Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on Project Runway. But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."

Originally broadcast on Feb. 5, 2014.

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1:13pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Movie Reviews

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:18 am

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1:02pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 1:52 pm

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has lunch at the Vatican workers' cafeteria on Friday.
AP

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. as pontiff.

Catholic News Service quotes Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi as saying that the pope has expressed "his willingness to participate in the World Meeting of Families" in Philadelphia, and that he's also received invitations to visit New York, the United Nations and Washington, D.C., which he's considering.

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1:01pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Indonesia's President-Elect Crowdsources His Cabinet

Indonesia's President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is asking ordinary people to help him choose his government.
Beawiharta Reuters/Landov

Indonesia's president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to be a new kind of leader — starting with his Cabinet, which he's asking ordinary people to help him choose.

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, was named president on Tuesday following July 9 polls, the results of which were contested by rival Prabowo Subianto. In the final count approved by the country's election commission, Jokowi secured 53 percent to Prabowo's 47 percent.

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Politics

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

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10:48am

Fri July 25, 2014
Goats and Soda

In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 3:49 pm

An Indian migrant worker pauses for a refreshing bucket bath on the roadside in Mumbai.
Rafiq Maqbool AP

Two items that are essential to most Indian households are a bucket and a pitcher. They are to Indians what showers are to Americans, an integral part of the daily ritual of bathing. In a country where you can't count on running water, the vast majority of people bathe using a bucket of water and a plastic pitcher to pour the water over your head and body.

Like every other Indian I know, I grew up with bucket bathing. But by the time I was 10, indoor showers had started to become more common in bathrooms, as did a regular water supply, at least in urban India.

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9:36am

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 1:43 pm

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of the Prophet Yunus, 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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9:01am

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 12:53 pm

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney 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

Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET.

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.

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