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World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.

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FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.

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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.

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Movie Review: 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

If you want apes, you've come to the right place. The latest in the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, shows us masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey.

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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Faces Growing Pressure To Step Down

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Khedery, who used to support Nouri al-Maliki. Khedery, head of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners, thinks al-Maliki should step down because of the extremist crisis in Iraq.

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Advocacy Groups Focus On What Happened Outside World Cup Stadiums

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:24am

Many local governments borrowed heavily to finance the roads, bridges and transportation networks. Already opposition lawmakers are calling for an investigation into World Cup financing.

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The New Sound Of Young Nashville: Three Country Artists To Watch

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:34am

Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.

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An Update On Young Immigrants: From D.C., The Border And Beyond

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:33am

Mara Liasson, Carrie Kahn and John Burnett discuss the big picture of the current immigration debate, and update us on the latest developments.

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For Two Sisters, A Family Bond Tightens In Bullet's Wake

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:32am

Kai Leigh Harriott was paralyzed by a stray bullet when she was 3. Her sister, Aja David, had been babysitting her at the time. The incident was tragic, but it has also strengthened their connection.

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HBO Scores Big In Emmy Nominations

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:30am

David Greene talks to TV Guide magazine executive editor Michael Schneider about Thursday's announcement of the 66th Emmy Award nominations.

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Duke Bourbon Raises Challenge From University

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:20am

The estate of actor John Wayne, who was known as the Duke, wants to sell a brand of bourbon with his likeness. Duke University says the bourbon would tarnish the Duke name.

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Fake Edward Snowden Joins Tinder

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:11am

The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.

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'Breaking Bad' Expected To Get Emmy Nod For Final Season

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:06am

Nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards are announced in Hollywood Thursday. The big category this year is expected to be drama with shows like True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Fargo.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:27am

After years stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, which is why economists are watching it closely.

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University Of Michigan Plant Is Definitely A Late Bloomer

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

A botanist at the University of Michigan describes a plant that is blooming at the arboretum there for the first time in 80 years.

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FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.

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Detroit Shuts Off Water As it Tries To Collect Millions In Overdue Bills

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

In Detroit, controversy is raging over one of the few things the bankrupt city has in abundance: water. So far this year, Detroit has shut off for 17,000 customers as it tries to collect millions in overdue bills. Many residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.

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High Court's Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Senate Democrats are introducing legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. In the Hobby Lobby decision, the court said that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds. The legislation is unlikely to pass but the Hobby Lobby decision has become a flashpoint on the campaign trail.

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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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