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FootGolf Catching On Across The Nation

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:19am

A golf course in Tacoma, Wash., is the latest to open a course. You need no clubs. You kick a soccer ball down the fairway, onto the green and into a 21-inch hole.

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Richard Gere Plays Homeless Man Convincingly

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:12am

A French tourist in New York spotted a man digging through trash near Grand Central Station, and offered him some pizza. He accepted. She didn't realize until days later that it was Richard Gere.

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Swedish Town To Move As Iron Mine Swallows It

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

city planners and architects began preparations to empty the town and build what they hope will be a new and improved version 2 miles away.

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Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado Spreads Blame For Lack Of Growth

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

After seven years, Greensburg is stuck at half its pre-tornado population, and has few prospects for growth. Some blame trends decimating many farm towns — others point to the new green initiative.

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PBS Documentary Examines Ruben Salazar's Life And Death

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

The journalist's death was a catalyst for the nascent Chicano-rights movement, and is still at the center of deeply held belief that he was purposefully killed by LA law enforcement.

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NBA To Address Racial Rant Allegedly Made By Clippers Owner

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is said to be on a tape that was released to the media in which he allegedly made racist comments. The NBA is investigating whether it is Sterling on the tape. If it is proven that Sterling made the remarks, can the NBA force him out as owner of the NBA franchise?

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Rep. Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

New York City Congressman Michael Grimm has been indicted on tax, perjury, fraud and other charges. He announced on Monday that he would step down from the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

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

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Iraqis Recall Al-Maliki's Lead In Return To Shiite Dominance

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

On Wednesday, Iraq will hold the first national election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. The front-runner is the party of current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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Administration To Release Report To Stem Campus Rapes

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault has its recommendations for colleges and others. And, University of Delaware students have some recommendations of their own.

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Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

Over the last two days, deadly tornadoes have left a path of destruction in their wake. One subdivision in Vilonia, Arkansas, was particularly hard hit on Sunday.

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Fed Meeting To Examine Post-Recession Job Market Strength

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about how Federal Reserve economists consider various measurements of employment in their policymaking. Fed officials meet this week.

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Port Truckers In Savannah, Ga., Support Calif. Protest

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 48-hour protest on Monday. The demonstrations are over what they call widespread workplace violations and unfairly low pay.

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How Much Will New U.S. Sanctions Affect Russia?

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

On Monday, President Obama announced the latest measures aimed at punishing Russia for its links to violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia accuses the U.S. of "Cold War tactics."

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For Peace Talks To Resume, Israel Insists Hamas Must Change

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer about the recent announcement that Fatah will attempt to form a unified government with Hamas.

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Sterling's Tarnished History Of Alleged Discrimination

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:19am

Observers say the Clippers owner's current trouble is only the latest in a 30-year record of racism in LA — although he has also been honored by the NAACP for his charity work.

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With Dogs And Batons, Bulgaria Tells Syrian Refugees To Turn Back

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:16am

As civilians continue to pour out of Syria, some countries are pushing back and telling the refugees they aren't welcome. Bulgaria has been particularly harsh, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Old Atari Games Found In N.M. Landfill

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 6:12am

E.T. was a hit in the 80s, not so for the video game based on the film. It was rumored Atari dumped truckloads of unused game cartridges in a landfill. Three decades later, the games were found.

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Students Met Their Goal So Teacher Has To Deliver

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 6:05am

A 4th grade teacher in Wichita, Kan., challenged her students to do their homework for 100 straight days. Mission accomplished — now she has to die her hair orange and come to class in a prom dress.

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Hersman: Growing North American Oil Industry Tests Rail Safety

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 5:53am

Steve Inskeep talks to departing National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman about the years of delay in putting safer tanker cars on the nation's railroads.

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