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Official World Cup Theme Criticized As Dull

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:28am

Brazil plays host to the World Cup and many Brazilians hate the theme for the soccer tournament. They're baffled that the song features the Cuban-American singer Pitbull and Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez.

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Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Young people are driving the change — using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.

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Egyptians Vote Monday And Tuesday For Next President

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is the heavy favorite to win. His only rival is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who placed a strong third in the last presidential election held in 2012.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

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

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Business News

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Santa Barbara Mourns Victims Of Deadly Rampage

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Seven people, including the suspect, were killed and 13 wounded Friday night. Police say Elliot Rodger went on a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside California college town of Isla Vista.

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Ukrainians Choose Billionaire Businessman As Next President

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

A chocolate-maker is the projected winner in Ukraine's presidential election. Ukrainians chose businessman and former Cabinet minister Petro Poroshenko to run the country at a critical moment.

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Ozark Tourist Town, Branson, Mo., Debates How To Diversify

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

About 7.5 million people visit Branson each year. The town is known for its clean family entertainment. But Branson is not exempt from the pressures of a changing economy and aging demographics.

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Flagstaff Neighborhood Wants Campfires Outlawed In National Forest

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

The Slide Fire hasn't forced residents in Flagstaff, Ariz., to evacuate. But they're worried about the potential for another wildfire, and what it could do to their homes and businesses.

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Soldiers Decorate Graves At Arlington National Cemetery With Flags

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Every year since 1948, soldiers from the Old Guard at Fort Myer place one flag on each grave. There are more than 220,000 marble headstones in the cemetery.

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Obama Wants At Least A Small Troop Presence In Afghanistan

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday — his first since 2012. Since that time, U.S. troop levels there have been cut by about two-thirds.

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One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 3:04am

Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.

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Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 2:53am

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.

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From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 2:51am

If you've ever been to a national park gift shop, you may have seen reproductions of these prints for sale. Of more than 1,000 originals, only 40 are known to survive.

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Website Reveals Top Google Searches In Each State

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:06am

Elvis in Tennessee. Bon Jovi in New Jersey. Those are two of the top Google searches discovered by the real estate website Estately, which determined the top searches in each state.

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Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:59am

Claims for and against the pipeline are overblown. It won't make much of a difference on climate change, and it likely won't help the U.S. become energy independent.

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Day After Bombing, Chinese City Very Tense

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:52am

Authorities in China are investigating Thursday's deadly attack at a market in the western region of the country that has been plagued by violence. The attack killed 31 mostly elderly people.

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Motor Shell Hits Syrian Regime Rally

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:48am

A number of people were killed when the mortar shell hit an election rally for President Bashar Assad Thursday night. State media report Assad was not at the rally in the southern city of Daraa.

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Egypt's Ex-Military Chief Right For Presidency, Female Voter Says

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:44am

Egyptians elect a new president next week. There are two candidates, and the man nearly certain to win is Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. He was the head of the military until he resigned to run for president.

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Extremists Vow To Disrupt Ukraine's Presidential Election

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:10am

The elections could be a major step in bringing legitimacy to the Kiev government if it can navigate the pitfalls of pro-Russian extremists in the East and hardline Ukrainian nationalists in the West.

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