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Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

An indefinite truce, brokered by Egypt, has gone into affect between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians and 69 Israelis have died in the seven weeks of fighting.

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Napa Tallies Quake Damage; Students To Return To Classes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.

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After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.

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Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:37am

At this government-run facility Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people afraid to come.

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U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:39am

Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.

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Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:33am

President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.

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Burger Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:47am

As part of the $11 billion deal, Burger King will transfer its headquarters to Ontario and cut its tax bill considerably.

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Naked Campers Told To Put Clothes On

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:40am

Heavy rain closed an entrance to Burning Man, the annual counterculture event in Nevada. Some campers went to Pyramid Lake, where unlike Burning Man, it is not OK to be naked.

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Town's Marshal Quits. Was It Because Of Aliens?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:34am

Nederland, Colo., needs a new town marshal but not because the previous one fled an alien attack. Jim Matheny says he doesn't like the altitude, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

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In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:18am

The rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the spirits of Hindu nationalists. But it also appears to be increasing tensions between Hindus and the Muslim minority.

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Past Winners Do Well At 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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

Plenty of statuettes were handed out Monday night at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. ABC's "Modern Family" won for best comedy series and AMC's "Breaking Bad" won for best drama series.

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Egypt, UAE Airstrikes In Libya Blindside U.S. Diplomats

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

David Greene talks to David Kirkpatrick, a correspondent for "The New York Times," which reported that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates collaborated on airstrikes against Islamists in the Libyan city of Tripoli.

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Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

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

Americans are consuming less cereal for breakfast, in part because of competition from restaurants. Americans are also seeking more protein for breakfast.

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Beheading Video Stirs Debate On Social Media Censorship

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

The beheading of photojournalist James Foley by the Islamic State triggered debate over whether media outlets should publish the video and screenshots showing the killing. Robert Hernandez, an assistant professor at USC Annenberg, explains to David Greene that in the new tech era, platforms like Twitter also function as publishers that make their own rules.

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Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

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

One subject mentioned repeatedly by protestors as well as residents of Ferguson, Missouri, who had no desire to join the demonstrations, was voting. The turn out for registered African American voters in the last municipal elections was 6 percent. Even at Michael Brown's funeral, speakers encouraged mourners to get out and vote.

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The Last Word In Business

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

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Amazon Makes A Big Move Into The World Of Online Gaming

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

Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.

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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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