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3:57 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Russia, China Block Another U.N. Resolution On Syria

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 5:38 pm

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JACKIE NORTHAM, BYLINE: I'm Jackie Northam in Washington. Today at the U.N., Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed draft resolution that warned of sanctions against the Syrian regime unless it complies with a peace plan.

This is the third time those two countries have used their veto power to block a resolution on Syria. Britain's U.N. ambassador, Mark Lyall Grant, called the decision by Russia and China appalling, and said it would lead to further bloodshed in Syria.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Senate Republicans Block So-Called 'Insourcing' Act

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 5:38 pm

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Senate Democrats today tried to bring up legislation that would discourage the shipping of jobs overseas and encourage bringing jobs back to the U.S. But Republicans block the so-called Bring Jobs Home Act.

As NPR's David Welna reports, the Senate's debate was colored by election year politics.

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Environment
3:54 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Warmer Water Culprit In Greenland Glacier Break

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 5:38 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

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And I'm Audie Cornish.

This week, a NASA satellite spotted a new iceberg broken from an ice sheet in Greenland known as the Petermann Glacier. The iceberg is twice the size of Manhattan, 46 square miles, and it's the second time in the last few years that an island sized chunk of ice has calved from the glacier.

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Middle East
3:53 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

U.S. Ambassador: Change Hard, But Possible In Syria

Robert Siegel talks to U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, about Thursday's vote on Syria in the Security Council. Russia and China again vetoed a Western-backed resolution aimed at pressuring President Bashar Assad's government to end the escalating 16 month conflict in Syria.

AIDS: A Turning Point
3:52 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Private School Denies Admission To Teen With HIV

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 5:38 pm

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Well, now to another lawsuit over alleged civil rights violations. The case takes us to a private school in Pennsylvania where a student was denied admission because he is HIV positive. As Craig Layne of member station WITF reports, the school turned away the teen over worries that he could spread the virus.

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