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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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Politics In The News

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

Is Vice President Joe Biden looking for a job upgrade? Recent activities suggest he may be interested in running for president.

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After Stocks Plunged More Than 530 Points On Friday, What's Next?

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

Investors were surprised by the triple-digit loss in U.S. stocks. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Over The Last 9 Years, The U.S. Successfully Dodges Major Hurricanes

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

As we head deeper into hurricane season, there's evidence the U.S. is on a lucky streak: no major hurricanes have made landfall since 2005. The last time that happened Abraham Lincoln was president.

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Sanders' Presidential Campaign Could 'Bern-Out' In The Palmetto State

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

Bernie Sanders spent the weekend campaigning in South Carolina. The state's Democratic base is mostly black. The crowds he drew were predominantly white.

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Amid Backlash Against Isolating Inmates, New Mexico Moves Toward Change

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:47am

The heavy reliance on solitary confinement in New Mexico went unquestioned for decades. Now, the state is gradually shifting away from the practice, though it probably won't ever fade from the system.

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In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:45am

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how, during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx, she sought comfort in TV.

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Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:39am

A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.

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'A Mighty Fine Teacher': Hundreds Gather For Carter's Sunday School

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:31am

Former President Jimmy Carter regularly teaches Sunday school, and he's made it clear his cancer diagnosis won't change that. The small church he attends can't fit all who travel there to hear him.

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