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Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 2:53am

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.

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From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 2:51am

If you've ever been to a national park gift shop, you may have seen reproductions of these prints for sale. Of more than 1,000 originals, only 40 are known to survive.

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Website Reveals Top Google Searches In Each State

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:06am

Elvis in Tennessee. Bon Jovi in New Jersey. Those are two of the top Google searches discovered by the real estate website Estately, which determined the top searches in each state.

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Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:59am

Claims for and against the pipeline are overblown. It won't make much of a difference on climate change, and it likely won't help the U.S. become energy independent.

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Day After Bombing, Chinese City Very Tense

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:52am

Authorities in China are investigating Thursday's deadly attack at a market in the western region of the country that has been plagued by violence. The attack killed 31 mostly elderly people.

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Motor Shell Hits Syrian Regime Rally

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:48am

A number of people were killed when the mortar shell hit an election rally for President Bashar Assad Thursday night. State media report Assad was not at the rally in the southern city of Daraa.

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Egypt's Ex-Military Chief Right For Presidency, Female Voter Says

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:44am

Egyptians elect a new president next week. There are two candidates, and the man nearly certain to win is Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He was the head of the military until he resigned to run for president.

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Extremists Vow To Disrupt Ukraine's Presidential Election

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:10am

The elections could be a major step in bringing legitimacy to the Kiev government if it can navigate the pitfalls of pro-Russian extremists in the East and hardline Ukrainian nationalists in the West.

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'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:03am

The new documentary Unmosqued is making the rounds on college campuses is striking a chord with young Muslims.

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Britain's Right-Wing Party Make Gains In EU Parliament Election

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:58am

British voters went to the polls Thursday in European and local elections. The vote is key for the UK Independence Party, whose anti-Europe and anti-immigration views struck a chord with some Britons.

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Unopposed Candidate Left Off Ballot

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:34am

Curtis Mele expected a third term on the City Council of Benwood, W.VA. On Election Day, he got a call saying his name was accidentally left off the ballot, and another councilman listed in his place.

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Koch Foundation Criticized Again For Influencing Florida State

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:24am

The Charles Koch Foundation has given more than a million dollars to Florida State. Part of the deal: the foundation weighs in on whether its grant can be used to pay individual professors.

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Spanish Soccer Fans Rejoice, 2 Madrid Teams In European Final

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

Every year, Europe's top soccer teams compete to win the Champions League title. This year, for the first time in history, Saturday's final is between two teams from the same city: Madrid.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Summer Travel Season Expected To Heat Up

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

AAA predicts that more Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend than any other since the start of the Great Recession. Those who do may find higher air fares bit gas prices have leveled off.

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France's Big Train Problem: New Fleet Too Wide For Platforms

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

A French railway company says it has ordered hundreds of new regional trains that are too wide to use at many French station platforms. It will cost nearly $70 million to fix the mistake.

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Business News

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Jacqueline Kennedy's Letters No Longer On Auction Block

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

An announcement may come soon over who will get personal letters written by the former first lady. A college in Ireland had planned to put them up for auction but they are no longer for sale.

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House Blocks Repeal Of Authorization To Use Military Force

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about efforts to end the nearly 13-year-old congressional authorization for the use of military force.

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House Passes Measure Reining In Government Surveillance

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:01am

Lawmakers passed a bill ending the NSA's practice of collecting phone records of Americans. Instead, phone companies would hold the data and the NSA would face additional legal barriers to search it.

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