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10:11 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Czech Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Title

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic holds the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their women's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon.
Suzanne Plunkett Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 10:51 am

Czech Petra Kvitova beat Eugenie Bouchard in a lopsided victory to win a Grand Slam in the women's singles final at Wimbledon, besting her opponent 6-3 6-0.

The Associated Press says that in her match with Canadian Bouchard, Kvitova, who won the championship in 2011, "dominated play with her big serve, aggressive returns and flat groundstrokes."

The AP writes:

"The Czech player broke serve three times, including in the final game of the set, which lasted 32 minutes."

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Sports
9:28 am
Sat July 5, 2014

A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

Sprinters Mark Cavendish of Britain (second left) and Germany's Andre Greipel, (right) shake hands as Britain's Christopher Froome (second right) and Spain's Alberto Contador (left) wait for the start of the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
Christophe Ena AP

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

Last year, the Tour de France celebrated its 100th anniversary with a spectacular sound and light show at the Arc de Triomphe during the closing ceremony.

It might be hard to duplicate that kind of enthusiasm at this year's Tour, which begins Saturday, especially with competition from the World Cup in Brazil. But the 2014 Tour will be special too, says Matthieu Barberousse, a journalist with L'Equipe sports newspaper.

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The Two-Way
8:12 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage

Katie Bender gets some assistance from Johanna Bender, left, as they dump water from a boot while sitting on a flooded street after Hurricane Arthur passed through in Manteo, N.C., on Friday.
Gerry Broome AP

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 10:53 am

The headline in The Boston Globe sums it up: "Arthur douses, but does little damage."

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

An Indian nurse caught up in fighting in Iraq hugs her sister after arriving at the airport in the southern Indian city of Kochi on Saturday.
Sivaram V Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:21 am

More than 40 Indian nurses trapped since last month in the rebel-held city of Mosul have arrived back home.

According to The Associated Press, the Indian government organized an Air India plane to fly the nurses home from Irbil.

The AP says: "Outside the airport in Kochi [in India's southern state of Kerala], hundreds of friends and relatives of the women greeted them with hugs and flowers. The nurses all looked exhausted and emotional, with one hugging her young nephew tightly."

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

A woman cries near her burning house after shelling in the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine, last month. The city of 100,000 has now been retaken from pro-Russian separatists.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 10:56 am

Ukrainian troops have retaken the key stronghold of Slovyansk from pro-Russian forces in a sign that Kiev may be regaining control over the country's east, months after insurgents swept through the region establishing a self-proclaimed independent republic.

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Latin America
6:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 5:15 pm

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TAMARA KEITH, HOST:

Many of the unaccompanied children who have crossed the border into the U.S. have come from Guatemala and El Salvador, but the majority are from Honduras. Texas Public Radio's David Marvin Davies reports from that country's capital.

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Latin America
6:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

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Middle East
6:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

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TAMARA KEITH, HOST:

In Iraq this week, the Sunni extremist group ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and announced plans to rule the territory it has carved out of Iraq and Syria. Also this week, the Iraqi Parliament tried and failed to form a national unity government that could save the country from collapse. They say they'll try again. Iraq's Kurds are using this as an opportunity to seek greater autonomy. And the Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said they would hold an independence referendum within months.

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Politics
6:43 am
Sat July 5, 2014

How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 8:24 am

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Iraq
6:43 am
Sat July 5, 2014

One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.

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