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Farm Workers In Wildfire Areas Aren't Always Aware Of Evacuation Plans

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

Emergency announcements in Spanish don't get broadcast as much as ones in English. Efforts to use social media to inform people about evacuations aren't helpful to those without Internet access.

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U.S. Open Women's Final Sells Out Early

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

The U.S. Open women's final sold out of tickets for the first time in its history. Some say this feat is part of the Serena Williams effect. There is anticipation in the tennis world that Williams will win the U.S. Open and tie Steffi Graf's record for winning all major tennis titles in a single year. Steve Inskeep talks to sports commentator Tandaleya Wilder.

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What Is The Realistic Way To Deal With Migration In Europe?

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

With migrants pouring into richer European countries, leaders have called for a unified European response to the crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times.

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Obama Uses Alaska Visit To Focus On Climate Change, Native Issues

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

Environmentalists were disappointed when the administration approved offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. While in Alaska, Obama talked about climate change — drawing praise from that same community.

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Music Release: Gin Wigmore's 'Blood To Bone'

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

Singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore's soul-infused rock songs are deeply personal. The New Zealand-born musician has been baring her emotions and personal life in her songs since she was a teenager.

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Canada Enforces Pleasure Boat Reporting Requirements

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

U.S. boaters are frustrated by new rules meant to tighten security along the border. Residents along the St. Lawrence River say the rules are complicating their lives and interfering with water fun.

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Turkey Calls For New Elections Amid Fighting With Kurds, ISIS

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08am

Turkey's president told voters to be ready for a re-run of parliamentary elections on Nov. 1. The hope is the ruling party regains its majority as conflicts flare with the Kurdish minority and ISIS.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:01am

A new book details that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:00am

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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Aim For At Least 7 Hours Of Sleep Nightly To Fend Off A Cold

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:48am

Just a couple extra hours can make a real difference, a study shows. Adults who slept only five or six hours were four times more likely to get sick when exposed to a common cold virus.

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Fishing, Cooking And A Yup'ik Upbringing Made Alaska's Health Commissioner

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:47am

Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.

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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:43am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group don't want that to happen.

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Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:42am

So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses ... or so you thought.

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Boosting Family Leave Is Often About Getting Workers To Stay

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:41am

Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.

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Why Only Utah Is Trying To Track, And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 6:32am

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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Selfie Leads To Car Crash, Police Say

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:53am

Police say Jordan Toner of Maine was driving with seven passengers when he attempted a selfie. Several people suffered non life threatening injuries when the car struck a tree.

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Greensboro Grasshoppers Honor Miss Babe Ruth

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:22am

The bat dog for the North Carolina minor league baseball team is retiring after nine seasons. This past weekend, Miss Babe Ruth was driven around the field perched on a red convertible.

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Buddhist And Muslim Relations Underly Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a crisis. The ethnic Buddhists and minority Muslims fought in 2012, and that incident underlies the "boat people" crisis facing several Southeast Asian nations.

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Tokyo Wins Little League World Series 18-11 Over Pa. Team

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

In the title game on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa., the Tokyo team defeated the team from Lewisberry, Pa., 18-11. The Japanese team battled back after being down eight runs in the first inning.

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Travel Suggestions: 'Gates Of Hell' And Ringing Rocks Park

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

David Plotz of Atlas Obscura, a website devoted to the world's wondrous and curious places, takes us to "The Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan and to Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania.

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