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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.

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For One Recent College Grad In D.C., Job Interviews Are Dead Ends

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

All summer we're focusing on out-of-work youth and how they're getting by. 21-year-old Sarai Johnson graduated from Howard University in May. She says she's learned to swallow her pride when it comes to doing certain jobs.

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Business News

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Never Mind The Cronut. Now There's An Ice Cream Sundae In A Can

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The creator of the cronut — half croissant, half donut — is out with the new product: a mix of vanilla, chocolate chip and root beer ice cream with toppings in a pop-top tin, for $15.

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Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.

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Economists Expect Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:52am

The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:52am

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:01pm

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:55am

Stuart Kettell also has stalked a town on stilts and run in a human-sized hamster wheel to support cancer patients. His stunts have raised nearly $70,000. He's pushing this sprout with his nose.

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Red Robin's 'Monster' Burger Wins Xtreme Eating Awards

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:53am

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.

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Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.

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Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.

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With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.

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Last Word

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have today's last word in business.

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