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Despite Shelling, Ukrainian Workers Keep On Watering The Flowers

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Amid major fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists, electricity, water and other city services continue. The workers face risks associated with war as well as divided allegiances.

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In Photos, North Korea's Former Leaders Are Ominipresent

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

German photojournalist Julia Leeb traveled to North Korea twice on tourist visas. Leeb is sharing her experience with a book of photographs that she took. David Greene talks to Leeb about her trips in 2012 and 2013.

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Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Charles Bowden was an investigative journalist who spent much of his career delving into the world of drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bowden died on Saturday after an illness.

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Israel Claims 988 Acres Of West Bank Land

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

U.S. U.N. and Palestinian officials have criticized the decision. The land at the heart of the dispute hugs the line separating the West Bank from Israel and reaches in toward Palestinian villages.

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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Lauren Tilton is co-director, and Laura Wexler is Primary Investigator of Photogrammar, a Yale University project that has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946.

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Jihadi Recruiters Taylor Their Message To Online Trends

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to a Haras Rafiq, a counter extremism expert about how Jihadi recruiters convince young men in Britain and the U.S. to go and fight for ISIS.

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Cameron Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was abhorrent that British citizens declared their allegiance to groups like ISIS. He said new rules would allow police to seize passports of suspected militants.

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Despite Risks, Municipal Workers Stay On The Job In Donetsk

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

Despite the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-supported separatists, some aspects of daily life continue. In rebel-held Donetsk, many city services are still functioning.

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Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

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Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

We're going to take a closer look at some changes that may be driving the casino closings in Atlantic City. One factor is competition — more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. In Maryland, the state opened its fifth casino in Baltimore last week.

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Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:58am

The game started on Thursday and it ended on Sunday with the final score 3-0. The game was played in the semi-final round of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament.

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Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:50am

Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:28am

A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

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Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Deborah Rutter begins her new job today as President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg visits with Rutter, the first woman to ever hold the position.

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Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene report on a scandal in the competitive world of pie making.

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Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

In this encore presentation, David Greene swaps recipes for cooking in a mug with Joe Yonan, author of the "Cooking for One" column for The Washington Post.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Labor Day is the traditional kickoff of the political season. President Obama's recent statement on the U.S. strategy against ISIS and speculation that he'll take executive action on immigration may have a big impact on the November election contests. For more about how decisions made in the White House reverberate on the campaign trail, Cokie Roberts speaks with David Greene.

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Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

For the 19th consecutive season, the country's second-largest sports and media market will be relegated to watching. It's been nearly two decades since LA had an NFL team, but that may be changing.

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MK Asante's Poem 'In Summer' Honors Paul Laurence Dunbar

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.

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Protesters Demand Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif's Ouster

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.

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