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British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:09am

On his first full day as chief whip, Michael Grove couldn't get out of the bathroom. The chief whip's job is to make sure members of his party are in place to vote.

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Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:48am

A customer of trash hauler in Red Wing, Minn., hadn't paid so an employee dumped almost 2 tons of garbage on his driveway. Paul's Industrial Garage has been fined for illegal dumping.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

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

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When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Maybe we can learn from fish — they don't call a group of them a school for nothing. Researchers found that when 2 fish swim together, they make better decisions than when 2 fish are swimming alone.

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Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

David Greene talks to actor Kurt Russell about the Portland Mavericks, a 1970s independent baseball team created by Kurt's father Bing. Battered Bastards is a documentary about the team.

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Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.

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As A Police Chief, Kerlikowske Learned How To Handle Protesters

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

New commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowski talked to Steve Inskeep in his first extended interview on the use of force and controversial shootings by the Border Patrol.

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Israel Begins Ground Offensive In Gaza

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Israel's chief military spokesman says they're going after tunnels, terror activists and infrastructure. Thousands of Israel soldiers have moved into the territory backed by tanks.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Accused Of Shooting Down Malaysia Jetliner

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Ukraine charges pro-Russian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 people aboard. It blames Russia for supplying the weapons to do it. The rebels deny downing the aircraft.

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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs In Company's History

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs in the next year. That's 14 percent of the company's global workforce, and the largest reduction in its history. The changes reflect Microsoft's shift to mobile.

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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Elaine Stritch, whose career spanned more than half a century and went from stage to screen to TV and back to stage again, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.

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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.

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While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Senator Elizabeth Warren has had a busy mid-term election season campaigning for Democratic Senate hopefuls — especially women — across the country. Warren has ruled out a presidential run in 2016.

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Missile Likely Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Jet

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 passengers and crew aboard crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area wracked by separatist insurgents. David Greene talks to Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times.

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Israel Intensifies Its Campaign Against Gaza

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel began shelling the Gaza Strip on Thursday — clearing the way for ground troops. Israel is targeting tunnels Hamas uses to attack its territory.

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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs Yet: Up To 18,000 Workers

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:05am

In the largest layoff in the company's history, it's stripping 14 percent of its workforce. CEO Satya Nadella says it's part of a plan to make the 39-year-old company more agile and productive.

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Washington State Man Tries To Rid House Of Spider

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:19am

The man made a makeshift blowtorch with a lighter and a can of spray paint. He sprayed flames toward the spider, and of course set his house on fire — causing $60,000 in damage.

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Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:43am

Manuel Noriega accuses the makers of the game of profiting from his likeness and harming his reputation.

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With 2 Top Riders Out, Tour De France Could Have A Surprise Winner

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen are known as the "voices of cycling." For 29 years, they've shared the microphone covering one of cycling's most grueling races: the Tour de France. The pair talk about the race with Renee Montagne.

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North Carolina's Governor Causes Controvery With Poet Laureate Appointment

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

North Carolina's governor has announced that Valerie Macon would be the state's next poet laureate. Macon works fulltime at the state's Department of Health and Human Services. The literary community is not happy with the selection because the governor bypassed normal channels and the advice of the literary community.

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