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House Republican Conference To Choose Cantor's Successor

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

The House Republican Conference on Thursday will chose a new leader, who will succeed Eric Cantor as majority leader at the end of the month. Cantor is stepping down after losing last week's primary.

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U.S Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Benghazi Attack

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

The U.S. military captured a man said to be one of the masterminds of the 2012 attacks on a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. That attack killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. The U.S. had filed criminal charges against Ahmed Abu Khattala last year. Now that he has been taken into custody, he is expected to be sent to the United States to stand trial.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.

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Iran Monitors Fast-Moving Islamic Insurgency In Iraq

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

The U.S. has engaged Iran in talks on responding to the crisis in Iraq, but many see Iran as already playing a major role as a backer of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute spent the last few days in Tehran, and talks to Renee Montagne about the reaction in Iran to events across the border in Iraq.

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Christian Village Takes In Iraqis Displaced By Latest Violence

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

Qosh in northern Iraq has 7,000 Christian residents. Add to that, more than 2,000 displaced Christians and Muslims from Mosul, who fled their homes when an extremist group took control of that city.

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Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

Residents of the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul have fled to the village of al-Qoush. Among them were about 40 Christian families, a sign of just how few Christians are left in Iraq.

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Whitewater Rafting Companies Benefit From Abundant Snowfall

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

Near-record snowpack in the central Rockies means rivers in Colorado are running high this year. The turbulent waters have resulted in a number of deaths.

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'Rover' Blends Quiet Character Moments Amid Societal Collapse

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:34am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Ken Turan reviews "The Rovers," a post apocalyptic sci-fi crime drama from Australia, starring Guy Pearce.

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As Exasperation Mounts, French Rail Strike Turns Violent

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:34am

As the French rail strike enters it second week, train workers clashed with riot police in Paris. The he latest poll shows the striking train drivers are are loosing public support.

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Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:25am

Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?

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Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:25am

Museums are filled with dead insects, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles meticulously gathered worldwide in the name of scientific discovery. But some researchers now say, better think twice.

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FBI Has Its Own Twitter Slang

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 6:02am

A Freedom of Information request has forced the FBI to open its internal guide to shorthand on Twitter and other social media. Which includes LFBBEG: Looking For Big Bad Evil Guy.

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City Council In Sweden To Decide The Fate Of Homework

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 5:04am

Local officials argue that students there should be able to learn everything they need during school hours.

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The Human Heart And Its Rhythmic Magnificence

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

This week, we're examining its many different forms — from rhythms in music and poetry to those inside our bodies. This morning, we learn about art based on the most primal rhythm of all — the beating of the human heart.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

Linda Wertheimer and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Florida's New Regional Rail Service Raises Residents' Concerns

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

Florida East Coast Railway plans to start construction on an passenger line linking Miami with Orlando. Residents in towns through which the train passes worry about the impact on their communities

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River Of Refugees Begins To Swell As Iraqis Flee Sunni Militants

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

An estimated 500,000 people have fled Mosul after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of the city. Humanitarian workers say the displacement could rival the Syrian humanitarian crisis.

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Sherr's Book Reveals Details Of Astronaut Sally Ride's Personal Life

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

Linda Wertheimer talks to journalist Lynn Sherr about her friendship with the late Sally Ride. Sherr has written a book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space.

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Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

The U.S. Men's National Team has beaten Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The score was 2-1. The U.S. team had lost to Ghana in the previous two World Cups.

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Senate Panel Considers Mayor Castro To Be HUD Secretary

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, 39, is in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, for his first hearing on his nomination to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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