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China's Market Turmoil Seeps Into The Auto Industry

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

There are some indications of price drops, slowing sales and slowing factory production. The bigger question analysts are asking is about over-capacity. Is China just making too much stuff?

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Dow Loses Nearly 3.6 Of its Value. How Will Markets Fare On Tuesday?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

Stock prices in Asia are battered and prices are down in Europe too. In the U.S., investors wait to see if the turmoil is abating. Stocks began dropping over concerns about China's economic slowdown.

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'Pandamonium': It's Been A Decade Since Zoo's Panda Cam Went Live

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the weekend birth of twin pandas. The births were captured on the zoo's Panda Cam which first went live 10 years ago.

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Decoding Nature: Ornithology Experts Solve A Double Mystery

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

We asked listeners to record sounds of backyard wildlife and invited the experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to identify them. Today's mystery sound comes from a listener in Boone County, Mo.

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Lower Ninth Ward Residents Remember When The Levees Failed New Orleans

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

The flooding in New Orleans ten years ago was not because of Hurricane Katrina. It was the failure of the federally-built levee system.

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Donald Trump Changes His Tune And Begins To Court Wealthy Donors

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:05am

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump touts his ability to finance his own campaign and avoid answering to donors. But now he's started fundraising for his campaign and a superPAC.

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Pilot Program Aims To Close Trust Gap Between Government, Native Tribes

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:03am

Native American tribes can be hampered trying to fight crime on reservations because they don't have access to federal databases. The Justice Department wants to help.

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At A Shelter Of Last Resort, Decency Prevailed Over Depravity

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:58am

Ten years ago, 25,000 people huddled inside the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans seeking shelter from Hurricane Katrina. The fiasco there came to epitomize the chaotic, inadequate response.

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For Brazil's 1 Percenters, The Land Stays In The Family Forever

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:49am

Under a centuries-old law, a small group of families has rights over swaths of land — including some of the country's most valuable areas — collecting taxes and taking a cut of property sales.

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Keep Calm And Carry The One: Investors Often Miscalculate Amid Volatility

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:43am

Selling after a market plunge, we are told, just locks in the loss and prevents investors from participating in the rebound. But human psychology can make that advice excruciating to follow.

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Yo La Tengo: 'When We Let The World In, It Can Be So Profound'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:03am

The New Jersey band's members say their longevity comes from not projecting ideas onto themselves. Its new album, Stuff Like That There, features covers and re-worked songs.

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Ball State Student Wins Tuition With Half-Court Shot

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 6:51am

Lem Turner made the shot during a freshman pep rally at Ball State University in Indiana. With the half-court shot, he won free tuition for a semester.

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Slow TV Takes An Interest In A Tasty Delicacy

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:12am

Norway is a leader in slow TV, and now a Norwegian food maker is live streaming the creation of traditional caviar. That's cod roe aging in barrels. It will take 7,392 hours to age.

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Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again? Attempts To Revive New Orleans Hot Spot

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

The Dew Drop Inn was one of New Orleans most popular music venues from the 1940s through the '60s. It closed in 1972 but the building still stands and there are ongoing efforts to revive it.

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2,000-Year-Old Temple Destroyed At Syria's Ancient Ruins Of Palmyra

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

Islamic State militants are said to have destroyed a Roman-era pagan temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Steve Inskeep talks to Liz Sly, Beirut correspondent with The Washington Post.

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Uganda Makes An Impressive Showing In Little League World Series

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

The Little League World Series is going on in South Williamsport, Pa. Uganda is not normally associated with baseball and a lot of the boys on the team are relatively new to the sport.

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3 Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack Receive French Medal

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

Three Americans, who helped subdue an armed gunman on a high-speed train en route from the Netherlands to France on Friday, received France's Legion of Honor medal on Monday.

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Sell-Off Continues In Asia's Financial Markets

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

The Shanghai stock market plunged more than 8 percent on Monday and major markets were down across Asia over concerns about China's economy. Those worries are having an impact around the globe.

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Root, Root, Root For Uganda In Tonight's Little League World Series

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

It beat the Dominican Republic but lost to Venezuela. At 6 p.m. it faces off against Taiwan — and needs a victory to stay in the series. But no matter what happens, the team from Uganda is a winner.

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Refugees Now Allowed To Cross Into Macedonia From Greece

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:09am

Macedonia has re-opened its border with Greece to refugees after declaring a state of emergency and firing tear gas at them. We meet one Syrian family caught in the cross-border chaos.

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