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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:35am

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:34am

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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20 Years Later, Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:32am

In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.

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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:35am

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.

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Sometimes Suspects Make It Too Easy For Authorities

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:32am

In Boston, a convicted felon, who isn't supposed to have weapons, posted photos of himself with guns on Twiter. A Fla. man fell asleep while apparently robbing a house. He slept as police took photos.

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Fifth Graders' Onion Crop Is Missing, Apparently Stolen

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:16am

The class planted 100 onions in June and planned to harvest them this month. But when the students returned for the new school year, the onions were gone.

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Rep. Mike Rogers Weighs In On Obama's Speech

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

For some reaction to the President Obama's speech Wednesday night, Steve Inskeep talks to Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Moscow's Food Import Ban Means Higher Prices For Russians

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Russia's response to Western sanctions designed to punish it for its aggression in Ukraine has been a ban on food imports from the U.S. and others. In Greece, farmers are suffering under Russia's ban.

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Ship Found From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition, Canada Says

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Watson, a Toronto Star columnist, about the discovery from the Franklin Expedition, which went missing 169 years ago while searching for the Northwest passage.

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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.

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La. Shrimpers Complain Low Prices Aren't Worth Their Effort

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Hundreds of Louisiana shrimping boats are docked this week, their nets dry. Shrimpers want more money for their catch. Current prices barely allow them to cover their fuel bills.

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Activists Worry Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Is Being Abused

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

More than a dozen people are on death row and many more are on trial under Pakistan's blasphemy law. Rights groups say the law is increasingly being used to persecute minorities and to settle scores.

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Employer-Sponsored Health Costs Rose Modestly In 2014

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.

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StoryCorps Remembers 2 People Killed On Sept. 11, 2001

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

To mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we hear about two of the 3,000 people who died in the World Trace Center: Sean Rooney and Karen Juday.

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Author Of 'Trainspotting' Backs Scotland's Bid For Independence

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Polls show that next week's referendum on whether to separate from the United Kingdom is too close to call. For a pro-independence view, Steve Inskeep talks to Scottish author Irvine Welsh.

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Jazz Arranger Gerald Wilson Dies At 96

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Bandleader, composer and arranger Gerald Wilson died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Wilson's career stretched from the swing era of the 1930s into the 21st century.

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