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The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:25am

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.

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Human Candidate Runs In N.H. Primary

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:08am

David Montenegro made news in 2012 when he officially changed his name to Human. He's now a Democratic candidate in Tuesday's New Hampshire in a challenge to represent the 22nd District.

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U.S. Flag's History Inspire Mixologists To Get Creative

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:52am

The National Park Service held a contest for a drink to celebrate U.S.-British friendship — after the attack 200 years ago. The winner: Gunpowder Cream: a mix of rum, English tea and maple syrup.

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In Some Jobs, Past Achievements May Be Held Against Female Workers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Researchers at the London Business School find that the more competent and accomplished women are, the worse their performance evaluations — when it comes to managers with very traditional gender attitudes.

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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Americans cannot agree on much politically, but most agree on this: Too much money is spent running for office. On Monday, the Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that — but it has zero chance of being enacted.

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Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract. The NFL says Rice has also been suspended indefinitely.

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Researchers Aim For Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Mary-Claire King, who discovered the breast cancer genes, calls for more women to be screened for the genetic mutations. Currently, doctors only recommend women who have a family history get screened.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

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

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Is The Economy Suffering From Secular Stagnation?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about secular stagnation: the problem of building consumer demand at a time when people are less motivated to spend.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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Business News

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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1 Year After Colo. Flooding, Communities Will Never Be The Same

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.

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Kate Bush Sells Out 22 Shows In Less Than 15 Minutes

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Kate Bush fans have waited 35 years for her to go on tour. The rather reclusive British singer-songwriter has launched her first live shows since 1979 — but she's performing all of them in London.

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Obama Wants Congress To Buy-In On His Plan Against ISIS

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

The top 4 congressional leaders will be at the White House Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. Obama addresses the nation Wednesday.

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How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:42am

As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:34am

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:33am

According to a study released Tuesday by the National Audubon Society, the survival at least half of the bird species in the United States is at risk.

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9 Ridiculously Cute 'Underwater Puppies.' (You're Welcome.)

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:32am

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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Military Couple Decides To Settle Down

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:28am

Sally and Steve Carpenter have moved 23 times. They were apart more often than together, and they always rented. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steve is retiring, and they're looking to buy a house.

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Yankees' Derek Jeter Answers Reporter's Phone

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:22am

After the game, reporters had their phones on a table recording the shortstop's remarks. That's when one reporter's husband called. Jeter picked it up and said, "Walt, she'll have to call you back."

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