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Kerry's Afghan Visit Aims To Smooth Disputed Election

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Secretary of State John Kerrywants the two presidential contenders to accept the results of an ongoing audit of the ballots and form a unity government by next month.

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Is It Too Early To Talk About Baseball's Pennant Races?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

We are in the dog days of summer, and there are nearly 50 games left in Major League Baseball's regular season. As fans have their eyes on post-season play, every division has tight races.

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Turkey's Presidential Election Not Immune From Middle East Turmoil

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Turks vote Sunday in their country's first direct presidential election. The backdrop for the vote is the advance of the Islamic State in neighboring Syria and Iraq. David Greene talks to columnist Asli Aydintasbas, of the Turkish newspaper "Milliyet," about if the battle raging next door is a big issue in the election campaign.

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Obama Authorizes Targeted Strikes In Iraq

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

The latest on the Obama administrations plans to address a humanitarian crisis in Iraq. NPR Pentagon Tom Bowman discusses U-S options for action to help Iraqis trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq and the broader strategy for combating the group the Islamic State.

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Islamic Militants Surge Across Nothern Iraq

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

David Greene gets the latest on the advance of the Islamic State and the humanitarian crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan from Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a reporter for al-Monitor in Erbil.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Companies Don't Always Appreciate Hackers' Good Intentions

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

White-hat hackers are considered ethical because they work to discover security flaws in networks and warn the vulnerable organizations of the risks they face. But they often face great uncertainty about whether their work will be welcomed or treated as intrusive — or even unlawful.

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Business News

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Security researchers use their hacking skills to look for security holes that companies should fix. But their good intentions aren't always appreciated by the organizations they investigate.

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Moview Review: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Films that mix food and romance have become a staple of recent movie-making. The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, is the latest example.

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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.

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Remembering The Emotional Fallout From Nixon's Resignation

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Forty years ago Friday, President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal. He made a speech and got on a helicopter to head back to California.

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Jury: Mich. Man Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

The white Detroit-area homeowner who said he felt threatened when he shot and killed an unarmed black female teenager on his front porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

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Finding A New Life, After An Abusive Marriage And A Prison Sentence

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:33am

In 1987, Mytokia Fair shot and killed her husband — before battered spouse syndrome was an admissible defense in Maryland. She served three years in prison before her 15-year sentence was commuted.

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:32am

The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.

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Bank Tellers Don't Believe Would-Be Robber

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:29am

A Virginia man rode a bike into the drive-through lane of a bank. He told the tellers he had a bomb. In Minnesota, police say a man drove a bulldozer while drunk and ended up in the Mississippi River.

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Elephant Uses VW To Satisfy An Itch

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:22am

A South African elephant rubbed itself against the roof of a VW Polo. A field guide tells the Daily Mirror that elephants often satisfy their itches against logs and small trees but none were nearby.

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Political Adversaries Work To Reduce Alabama's Prison Population

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican State Sen. Cam Ward and Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Maria Morris about efforts to work across political lines in Alabama to reduce the state prison population.

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Sandra Beasley Reads Her Summer Poem 'Ukulele'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

This month, we'll be hearing from poets about what summer evokes for them. Our first poet is Sandra Beasley, who reads her summer poem "Ukulele."

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Summer Food Program Tries To Reach At-Risk Kids

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

More than 20 million kids in the U.S. rely on free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year. During the summer, though, most of these kids fall through the cracks. There's a program outside of Detroit that's trying to reach and feed these kids closer to home.

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