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Calif. Politician Disputes Misdemeanor Charges

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 5:48am

Santa Rosa Supervisor Efren Carrillo is accused of being a peeping Tom. He says while it was true that he was only wearing socks and underwear at the time, he says he wasn't looking in windows.

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Israel Suspends Peace Talks After Palestinians Reach Unity Deal

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.

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Syria Is On Track To Meet Chemical Weapons Deadline

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The most dangerous chemicals in its declared stockpile are supposed to be removed by Sunday. But there are reports Syria may be using less toxic chemicals, including chlorine, against civilians.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

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

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Business News

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Alternatives Emerge To Affirmative Action

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Opponents of affirmative action have often touted alternatives, like socio-economic based admissions, or targeted outreach. David Greene talks to University of Washington professor Mark Long.

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Movie Review: 'Locke'

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The innovative drama directed by Steven Knight takes place over the course of a tense, riveting car ride. Locke is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.

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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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Chicago Doctor Among Those Killed In Afghan Hospital Attack

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Dr. Jerry Umanos worked at the Lawndale Christian Health Center for more than 15 years before he and his wife moved to Afghanistan so that he could train doctors in the war-torn country.

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Why Are Thousands Of Bees Dying In California?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Beekeepers in California have been urged to pull their hives from almond groves following huge die-offs — likely from pesticides and fungicides from the groves and neighboring fields.

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Pakistani Journalists Live Dangerously If They Cross The Line

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Raza Rumi, editor of the Pakistani newspaper Friday Times, about the rise in attacks against journalists. Rumi fled Pakistan after surviving an assassination attempt last month.

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Northwestern Players To Vote On Historic Union Question

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Football players at Northwestern University are scheduled to vote Friday on whether to unionize. The outcome of the vote won't be revealed until an appeal by the university is heard.

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Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:15am

India's Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.

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The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:09am

Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:08am

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.

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With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 2:07am

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.

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Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:01am

The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas.

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Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:57am

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.

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U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

The U.S. is ramping up both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels, creating what one official calls the largest covert effort in memory. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.

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Obama: U.S. To Defend Japan In Territorial Disputes With China

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

President Obama is in Japan for the start of his four-nation Asia visit. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.

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