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What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Linda Wertheimer talks with Bloomberg View sportswriter Kavitha Davidson about the NFL's suspension of the Baltimore Ravens running back for assaulting his then-fiancee, now wife.

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Photos From Syria May Show 'Killing On An Industrial Scale'

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

A Syrian defector who worked for the Assad regime as a military police photographer took thousands of pictures of dead regime opponents, some of whom were tortured. The regime says they are fabrications, but U.S. officials say the pictures could provide evidence of war crimes.

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Last Word

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

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

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Business News

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Linda Wertheimer has this morning's business news.

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Sit Down, Plug In And Travel The World Through Sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

You can travel the world without opening your wallet — or your eyes. Sound Transit, a collaborative website, allows users to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of faraway places.

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In 'Ghost Month,' A Murder-Mystery Tour Of Taipei

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

In Taiwan, August is the month ghosts return from the afterlife. Linda Wertheimer talks to author Ed Lin about his mystery Ghost Month, set largely in the night markets and food stalls of Taipei.

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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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LA Bicycle Commuters Form 'Bike Trains' For Safety

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered.

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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Longtime NPR Reporter Margot Adler Made Listening A Delight

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Adler joined NPR in 1979. She was known for a personality as dynamic as the city she covered: New York. She died Monday at age 68 of cancer.

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The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:12am

After an ice cream sandwich from Wal-Mart was left outside on an 80-degree day and didn't melt, a Cincinnati-area mom questioned what's in it. Wal-Mart said a lot of cream.

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Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:08am

The Rockies won a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. But the shirts misspelled his last name.

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Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:00am

The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.

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Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:54am

Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.

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Ukraine Update

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:57am

The U.S. released satellite photos that it says show rocket fire from Russian territory striking Ukrainian military targets. International investigators are staying away from the MH17 debris field out of concern for their safety.

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The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:57am

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.

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Last Word

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:57am

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

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