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Chinese-Made 'Monster Hunt' Dominates Theaters During Hollywood Blackout

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

"Monster Hunt," a life-action, CGI fantasy, has brought in more than $330 in China this summer. The Chinese-made film has now made more money than any other movie except for "Furious 7."

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Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Can reusable bags at the grocery store change what people buy? Consumers who prefer reusable bags at grocery stores tend to buy more organic food. Researchers say that makes sense, given that the reusable bags suggest a concern for the environment — but they also buy more junk food, like candy and cookies. We explore why.

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Heroin Crisis Ups Demand For Treatment As Program Funding Is Cut

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Demand for heroin addiction treatment is rising across the country. Chicago's heroin problem has been exacerbated by the state's funding shortages for its drug treatment programs.

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In The Upper Midwest, Summertime Means Fish Boils

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Scandinavian immigrants developed an ingenious way to feed large groups of people on the cheap: fish boils. More than 100 years later, the tradition — and the spectacle — lives on.

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Refugees Crowd Tourist Sites On Greek Island Of Kos

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:22am

Many residents feel sympathy for the refugees that have arrived on their shores, but locals are also worried that the crisis could destroy the tourist industry which provides the bulk of their income.

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Medicare Says Doctors Should Get Paid To Discuss End-Of-Life Issues

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:48am

After a six-year delay, Medicare proposes to reimburse doctors who hold end-of-life discussions with Medicare patients. The federal program is now soliciting public comments on the idea.

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Durand-Ruel: The Art Dealer Who Liked Impressionists Before They Were Cool

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:47am

Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel acquired some 5,000 Impressionist works long before others were buying them. Claude Monet said he and his artist friends "would have died of hunger" without him.

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Feeling Momentum, Fiorina Visits The Iowa State Fair

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:46am

The Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO has received much attention — and strong poll numbers — since her performance at a candidate forum in early August.

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A Meme Gets An Uncomfortable Backstory In 'Straight Outta Compton'

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 1:03am

The N.W.A biopic pays homage to a cultural reference made famous by member Ice Cube in the 1995 film Friday, but writer Allison Davis didn't find the joke funny.

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New York City Council Considers Plan To Text 911

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:47am

Federal regulations already make it possible to send that message but cities aren't always set to receive. The measure reportedly would let witnesses send photos and videos too.

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New Jersey Brewery Crafts Beer For Pope's Visit

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:44am

In honor of the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month, Cape May Brewing has released a beer inspired by Pope Franics. It's called YOPO or "You Only Pope Once."

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Politics In the News

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton has gotten more aggressive in defending herself in the controversy over her private e-mail server. Plus, Donald Trump has begun laying out specific policy proposals.

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China Devaluates Currency; Multiple Effects On Global Economy

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

China's central bank surprised investors when it devalued its currency. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy.

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Advocates Work To Help Black Men Who Are Victims Of Violent Crime

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

Advocates for survivors of violent crime say there are too few credible programs to help black men — and they're trying to change that.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton Remembers Julian Bond

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Eleanor Holmes Norton, a delegate to the U.S. Congress representing the District of Columbia, about lessons from the life of Julian Bond. The civil rights activist died on Saturday at age 75.

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Early Recording Found Of King's 'I Have A Dream' Speech

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

Renee Montagne talks to Jason Miller, a North Carolina State University professor, who discovered the recording, and Herbert Tillman, who attended that speech as a high school student in 1962.

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When Gold Prices Drop, Who Benefits?

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

The price of gold has seen a small increase in the last few days — thanks to jitters over China's currency devaluation. But that bump up is minor compared to the overall drop gold has seen since its 2011 peak. Since then, gold has lost more than 40 percent, about $800 an ounce. The drop has created both winners and losers.

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Decoding Nature: Identifying Sounds A Horned Owl Makes

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

A listener responded to our invitation to send recordings of backyard wildlife with one of these spooky bird sounds. An expert at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology helped solve the mystery.

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Critics Question Monsanto's Plan To Buy Syngenta

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

Monsanto, the world's largest producer of seeds, is trying to swallow up a competitor in pesticide production. The move could lead to fewer choices for farmers and further consolidate the industry.

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Civil Rights Community Mourns Death Of Julian Bond. He was 75

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 4:10am

One of the most charismatic leaders of the civil rights era has died. Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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