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To Escape Poachers, Rhinos Airlifted To Safer Areas

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

Poaching of Rhinos has risen dramatically in the last few years. It's gotten so bad that conservationists in South Africa and Zimbabwe are relocating rhinos by airplane to safer habitats elsewhere in Africa. David Greene talks to Raoul du Toit, who runs the Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe.

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'3 ½ Minutes' Chronicles Florida Murder Over Loud Rap Music

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

A new documentary revisits the loud music murder case. Michael Dunn, a white man, shot 10 bullets into a car with four unarmed young black men during an argument at a Jacksonville, Fla, gas station.

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Russia To Beef Up Its Nuclear Arsenal

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Shaun Walker of "The Guardian" about President Putin's announcement that Russia is boosting its nuclear arsenal with 40 intercontinental missiles that could overcome any missile defense system. And, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges weighs in about the U.S. military decision to move heavy weapons into Eastern Europe to counter Russian aggression.

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FBI Probes How And Why Houston Astros Database Was Breached

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

The FBI is investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into the database of the Houston Astros. Steve Inskeep talks to Derrick Goold, Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Golden State Warriors Beat Cleveland To Win NBA Championship

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

In Game 6 of the NBA championship series, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 to capture the NBA title. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala each scored 25 points.

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Neil Young Tells Trump To Quit 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

Donald Trump has added his name to the list of Republican presidential candidates. Neil Young's song "Rockin' in the Free World," was played at Trump's event. Songwriter Neil Young wasn't pleased.

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Former Foreign Ministers Suggest Ways For How U.N. Can Improve

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

The U.N. turns 70 this year and is in need of an upgrade, says former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She co-chaired a commission that included ex-foreign ministers and they issued a report.

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Migrants Set On Getting To Europe Try Crossing Between Turkey And Bulgaria

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

Many migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Bulgaria is now seeing a surge of migrants attempting to enter Europe by land from Turkey.

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Gap To Close 175 Stores, Cut 250 Corporate Jobs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

Gap CEO Art Peck says the move is being made to streamline the retail giant as it moves into the future, but questions remain about its long-term relevance and outlook.

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Dolezal Controvery Sparks Questions About Modern Civil Rights Movement

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

The controversy over Rachel Dolezal's racial identity has sparked many public conversations, including one about the challenges faced by white people who are activists on racial justice issues.

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Haiti's Government Unsure How Many Haitians Will Leave Dominican Republic

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

Haiti says it's unprepared to handle a wave of immigrants from neighboring Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic says it will soon begin deporting Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Deadline Nears For Haitians Facing Deportation By Dominican Republic

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

The Dominican Republic is starting to kick out Haitians who entered the country illegally. Steve Inskeep talks to Ezra Fieser of Bloomberg News.

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Growing Concern Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:02am

Regulators in the 23 states where medical or recreational marijuana is allowed are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don't ingest harmful pesticides.

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Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:48am

There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.

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A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:48am

Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, is launching a $30 million project that he says will shake teacher education to its core.

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Yoga Studio Tries To Find Cats Good Homes

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:42am

A yoga studio in Illinois invited felines from a local no-kill shelter to show off their moves alongside the human yogis. The event raised more than $500 for the shelter.

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Calif. Lawmaker Gets Distracted; Votes For Budget By Mistake

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:10am

Republican Assemblyman Scott Wilk said he made the error because he was busy posting on Facebook. Wilk says he was posting his opposition to the budget. He was allowed to change his vote afterward.

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Target To Sell 1,600 In-Store Pharmacies To Drug Chain CVS

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Retail giant Target said Monday that it's offloading its pharmacy and clinic business to CVS. The nearly $2 billion acquisition still needs to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Government Workers' High-Value Data At Risk After OPM Breach

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The largest breach of U.S. government data was reported last week by the Office of Personnel Management. David Greene talks to Michael Riley, a cyber-security reporter with Bloomberg News.

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Jurassic World Speaks A Universal Language – Especially In China

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Jurassic World made more than $500 million in less than a week. The movie was No. 1 in every country, including China, which only allows about 30 Hollywood movies to officially screen each year.

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