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Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

The U.S. men's soccer team advances to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but move on because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.

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High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

The Supreme Court eased restrictions on protesters at clinics that perform abortions. The court invalidated a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer outside abortion clinics in the state.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

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

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Business News

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have business news.

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ISIS Forged A Coalition To Seize Much Of Iraq, How Solid Is It?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to counterterrorism expert David Kilcullen, a former adviser to the U.S. military in Iraq, and journalist Rania Abouzaid, who has tracked the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Carney's 'Begin Again' Doesn't Match His Hit 'Once'

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Begin Again is the latest effort by John Carney. This film and his previous Once have so much in common that you can't help asking yourself, "Can lightning strike twice?"

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Howard Baker, Former Senate Majority Leader, Dies At 88

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker died on Thursday at age 88. Baker was one of the key players in Ronald Reagan's historic tax and spending cuts.

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Refugees From Eastern Ukraine Wonder When They Can Go Home

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Ukraine and Russia give different estimates of how many have been displaced by fighting in the eastern provinces, but they agree that people are being forced from their homes in battle-scarred cities.

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Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Recess Appointments

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that temporary appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 were unconstitutional because the Senate was technically not in recess.

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Cuba's Black Market Loosens Government Control Of Information

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 3:40am

David Greene met with 2 journalists on his trip to Cuba. One hosts a show at a state-run radio station. The other, runs an independent news agency and distributes material by hand and USB drive.

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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:36am

As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.

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'Don't Sneak': Dad's Unexpected Advice To His Gay Son In The '50s

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:26am

Patrick Haggerty didn't know he was gay, but suspects that his father did when he told him not to hide his identity. Haggerty was 15, and his dad told him to be proud of himself.

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A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:23am

On June 28, 1918, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro takes a tour of the city and learns the improbable story behind that shot heard round the world.

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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:22am

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

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Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:18pm

The court ruled on cases involving some of President Obama's recess appointments and a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone to keep protesters a certain distance away from abortion clinics.

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North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 6:14am

Seth Rogen and James Franco have an upcoming film called The Interview. They're a talk show host and producer who get an interview with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, and are encouraged to kill him.

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How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 6:09am

Research shows narcissists can be induced to make environmentally positive purchases when those purchases are linked to the things narcissists value — prestige, status and image.

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Wife Of Jailed American In Cuba Worries He'll Take 'Drastic Measures'

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 5:58am

David Greene talks to Judy Gross, wife of USAID contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15 year term in a Cuban prison for bringing satellite communications equipment into the country.

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Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 5:51am

A Pakistan International Airways plane was shot at in Peshawar on Wednesday. International airlines are canceling flights to the city. The bullet came through the window and one passenger died.

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Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 5:10am

At a news conference after his Wimbledon loss, Ernests Gulbis was asking about getting rid of umpires — letting players referee their own games. He thought he was asked about getting rid of vampires.

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