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Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:19am

Mexico's first lady promised she would would sell a multi-million-dollar home bought under controversial circumstances. Many questions remain regarding the purchase, and she hasn't sold the house.

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After 9 Days, Special Olympics World Games Come To A Close

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games came to an end Sunday night with closing ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. About 6,500 athletes from 165 countries took part in what is often called the most moving sporting event in the world. David Greene talks to ESPN producer Kate Jackson, who covered the Games.

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Al Jazeera Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Waits To Hear If He Faces More Prison Time

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was abruptly arrested and sent to prison in Egypt in 2013 on terrorism-related charges. After spending 14 months in prison and five months out on bail, he faces a retrial later this month. From Cairo, he talks to Renee Montagne.

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N.C. Trial To Begin For Ex-Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Motorist

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

In Charlotte, N.C., testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the case involving a former police officer, who is white, who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. In May, the city settled a lawsuit filed by the victim's family for $2.25 million.

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In Brazil, Scientists Discover Unknown Carnivorous Plant

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

A team of botanists has discovered a new species of carnivorous plant in Southeastern Brazil — after finding it in a photo posted on Facebook. Renee Montagne and David Greene report.

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Many Comedians Have 'The Daily Show' To Thank For Their Thriving Careers

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

As Jon Stewart's final week hosting The Daily Show gets underway, we examine the show's legacy and the many careers and spinoffs it's launched.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

On the Democratic side of the presidential race, presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton is running into some headwinds. Reports are emerging that Vice President Joe Biden is considering getting into the race.

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Changing Polling Metrics To Decide GOP's Presidential Debate Lineup

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

Fox News is using an average of national polls to decide which Republican presidential candidates take part in Thursday's prime-time debate. That's a lot of pressure on pollsters, who are finding more and more people don't want to talk to them.

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Obama Aims To Tighten Restrictions On Plants' Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.

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When A Child's Picky Eating Becomes More Than A Nuisance

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

Twenty percent of children are picky eaters but most grow out it. Research suggests that picky eating can also be a sign for hypersensitities that can occasionally cause social anxiety and depression.

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Burundi's Former Intelligence Chief Assassinated

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

The killing was a surgical strike that many believe was carried out by members of the military. Many worry that if the army is pulled into political divisions, the country is headed toward civil war.

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Democrats Consider Whether To Rename Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

Events honor Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, founder of the Democratic Party. Both men owned slaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mancini, chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

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Baltimore Launched Martin O'Malley, Then Weighed Him Down

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:03am

The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.

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How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:57am

Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those guys. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.

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Ghosts Of Katrina Still Haunt New Orleans' Shattered Lower Ninth Ward

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:52am

A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.

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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:18am

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.

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Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer From Desired Goal

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:12am

Simon Dominguez jumped in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge — attempting to be the first person to swim 28 miles to the Farallon Islands. He was very close and then a shark fin appeared.

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People Who Text While Walking Develop Protective Shuffle

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 5:52am

A study finds text-walkers go 25 percent slower than the flow and high step over curbs. Researchers call it "adopting a protective gait pattern."

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Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. We examine happened next.

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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our "Planet Money" team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worrisome.

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