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Islamist Militants Gain Ground In Northern Iraq

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:21am

Sunni Islamist militants have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit and appear to be preparing an assault on Baghdad. Americans fought and died trying to prevent that from happening.

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Fear Index Rate Reflects Investor Boredom

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

An economic indicator commonly called the "Fear Index" is hitting lows not seen since before the financial crisis. Our Planet Money team investigates.

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Senate Version Adds Costs To VA Overhaul Measure

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.

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Tea Party Candidate Uses Immigration Issue To Beat Cantor

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?

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White House Urges Dads To Join Work-Life Balance Conversation

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

Dads are getting more involved in their kids' lives. David Greene talks to Doyin Richards who blogs at Daddydoinwork.com and Gene Demby of our Code Switch team, which focuses on race and other issues.

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Chinese Soccer Fans Sick Over World Cup Time Difference

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

Need time off from work to watch soccer? If you're in China, problem solved. Online stores can provide fake doctor's notes — even extensive falsified medical records to get you days of sick leave.

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Brazil's Team Favored To Win Problem-Ridden World Cup

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

The World Cup kicks off in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Thursday with the host country playing Croatia. Fans and organizers hope attention on the games will overtake the numerous problems.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Exchange Before House Panel

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained why the Obama administration agreed to swap five top Taliban leaders for the release of an Army enlisted man, who willingly left his post in Afghanistan.

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Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.

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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.

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After Primary Defeat, Cantor To Step Down As Majority Leader

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am

House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his house seat in a surprising primary battle to college professor Dave Brat. During a news conference, Cantor declined to offer an analysis on why he lost.

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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:20am

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:16am

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:15am

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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School Lunch Debate: What's At Stake?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:59pm

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote this week on whether to allow schools to delay implementing new nutrition standards in school lunches. Some policymakers have called the standards "over the top."

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Traveler Makes The Best Of Empty Airport

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:30am

When Richard Dunn found himself stuck overnight in the deserted Las Vegas airport, he spent his time making a video selphie — lip-synching Celine Dion's version of "All by Myself."

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Donald Trump Retweets Fake Quote Attributed To Him

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:01am

Sportswriter David Roth was having some fun and tweeted a made-up quote he attributed to Donald Trump. Later, the fake quote was retweeted by Trump.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:57am

Tablet computers and a creative teacher have helped open doors for some kids with serious learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The P.S. 177 Technology Band is in Queens, N.Y.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:57am

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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