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Jennifer Lawrence And A Cast Of Characters Light Up Comic-Con

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

It's time again for Comic-Con, the massive annual pop culture convention. We visit San Diego to hear all about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away.

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Evangelical Pastors Gather To Learn Another Calling: Politics

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Hundreds of conservative evangelical pastors across the country are being trained to run for political office. The project is part of an effort to mobilize an "army" to do battle in the culture wars. In a series of training sessions, pastors willing to use their preaching for political ends are being taught the basics of campaigning.

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Florida Court Rules Eight Congressional Districts Must Be Redrawn

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Florida's Supreme Court says eight of the state's 27 congressional districts will have to be redrawn, a move that is shaking up the political map as candidates prepare for the 2016 election.

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'Minions' Get A Movie Of Their Own

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Minions," those cute little yellow creatures who love to serve.

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Bill Cosby's Accusers Say They Now Have Vindication

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Bill Cosby's public support appears to have eroded further after court records revealed he admitted he bought Quaaludes to drug a woman for sex. The question is: Why has it taken decades for people to believe women who accused the star of rape and sexual assault?

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How Small Can They Go? IBM Announces 7 Nanometer Computer Chip

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

IBM says a coalition of researchers have built the world's smallest computer chip ever — just 7 nanometers. It's the latest evidence that Moore's Law is still in effect — that's the famous 1965 prediction that the number of transistors on chip would double every two years or less.

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Army's Planned Troop Reductions Concerns Military Communities

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

The Army is preparing to cut 40,000 soldiers as part of defense spending cuts. We visit Hinesville, Georgia, which depends heavily on nearby Fort Stewart, one of the places to be scaled back.

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U.S. Financial Markets Watch For Developments In Greece, China

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

For some perspective on the economic woes of Greece and China, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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The Hack Of Federal Employee Data Is Even Worse Than First Thought

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

The Office of Personnel Management provided new details on the largest ever cyber breach of federal employee data. It now says that sensitive information of some 22 million individuals was stolen.

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Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:06am

Chicago is taxing data and digital content that includes services such as Netflix, and Spotify. It's drawing anger from some businesses that argue they were blindsided by the 9 percent "cloud tax."

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Bill To Boost Medical Research Comes With A Catch

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 3:39am

The House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill Friday that would increase National Institutes of Health funding and ease rules for the approval of new drugs. But the Senate may not go along.

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Low-Cost Russian Airline Bans Chewing Gum

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:24am

Airline Pobeda claims it costs hundreds of dollars to scrape off a dried piece of gum. Passengers are unhappy with the ban. Wonder if they'll start scanning for gum at airport security?

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Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:18am

Police in Shelby Township say walnuts and other snacks worth $128,000 were taken. To call attention to the crime, police posted a mugshot of a squirrel along with details of the case on Facebook.

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ProPublica Documents The West's Water Crisis In 'Killing The Colorado'

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne talks to Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten about the Colorado River's falling water levels, and how flawed water policies and mismanagement are to blame — in addition to the drought.

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Lake Mead's Drought Conditions Make Diving For B-29 Wreckage Easier

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

The lake is home to the underwater wreckage of a B-29 bomber, which crashed on a secret mission during World War II. The drought is making it easier for scuba divers to explore the submerged ruins.

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White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro calls the rule historic. It requires communities that receive federal funds to analyze segregation patterns and come up with plans to reduce it.

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New York City To End Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

The $18 million initiative allows judges to release suspects into court supervision, instead of requiring cash bail. That could keep many pretrial defendants out of the troubled Rikers Island jail.

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A Trip To The Beach, Where's It's Always 75 Degrees And Sunny

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

There is an unusual oasis where people can take refuge from the sweltering heat in the nation's capitol. We visit Washington, D.C.'s newest beach — and it is inside the National Building Museum.

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Op-Ed Co-Author Criticizes U.S. Efforts To Defeat ISIS

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

Former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy tells Renee Montagne that the current U.S. policy toward the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, suffers from creeping incrementalism.

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Could Greece's Debt Crisis Become Merkel's Worst Political Failure?

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 4:04am

Critics say German chancellor Angela Merkel is being too rigid when it comes to helping Greece with its debt, but she is under intense domestic pressure to resist Greek demands.

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