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Student Activists Shine Spotlight On Sexual Assault Issues

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.

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Have U.S., Russia Policies Helped The Rise Of Islamist Extremists?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to George Mason University Professor Mark Katz, who believes both Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama's policies have helped to advance the Islamic State.

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Russian Separatists Open New Front In Eastern Ukraine

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

At the same time, the Ukrainian and Russian presidents are to meet on Tuesday amid speculation that they might discuss the possibilities for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:44am

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:42am

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:40am

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:38am

At 6 feet 11 and 285 pounds, Taishan Dong hopes to be the next big heavyweight fighter in a boxing class that's hurting for stars.

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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:03am

Relationships are complicated, and as Cary Ann Hearst says of her marriage and musical partner Michael Trent, "It's a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act."

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A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:49am

It's been two weeks since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. Large crowds are expected to attend Brown's funeral Monday; his dad asked for peace after weeks of protests.

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Captured Bees In Queens Moved To A Farm

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:53am

Frieda Turkmenilli says she noticed a few bees flying around her Queens, N.Y., apartment. Beekeepers were called to investigate and found 50,000 bees living in her ceiling.

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Austria's Social Democrat Party Wants Its Gnomes Back

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:15am

The BBC reports that on Saturday more than 400 garden gnomes were stolen from an Austrian town, where they were holding election campaign signs while tied to lampposts.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Legendary Actor Lord Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Lord Richard Attenborough, the acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director died Sunday. He forged a lengthy acting career. As a director, he was known for Gandhi, for which he won two Academy Awards.

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Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Hits Napa Valley

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Early Sunday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Napa Valley — shaking some houses off their foundations, sparking fires and causing extensive damage to the historic downtown district.

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U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has been released by his captors, Jabhat al-Nusra, in Syria. The news comes after the horrifying footage last week of another American journalist, James Foley, being beheaded, many months after his capture in Syria by the group which now calls itself the Islamic State.

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Reviewing U.S. Policy On Islamic State

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq. The group is called the Islamic State, and the U.S. has been conducting airstrikes against the militants as they try to capture new territory. Last week, American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a member of the group.

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Back From Vacation, Obama Faces A Host Of Challenges

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

The beheading of an American journalist at the hands of foreign terrorists, and the death of Michael Brown in Missouri have created policy and political questions that the president has to deal with.

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Emmy Awards To Be Handed In Los Angeles

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

Matthew McConaughey or Brian Cranston? Orange Is the New Black or Modern Family? The questions about which actors and shows will emerge at the top of the TV industry get answered Monday night.

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U.N. Appointee Examining Gaza War Criticized For Anti-Israel Remarks

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07am

The U.N. Human Rights Council named William Schabas to lead a fact-finding mission to determine whether Israel or Hamas committed war crimes. David Greene talks to Schabas about the group's mandate.

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