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Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. She was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.

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Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Tensions remain high in a suburb of St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. The shooting of Michael Brown has again sparked a national outrage over the treatment of black males by police. Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the police officer who shot Brown.

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Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. More than half of that oil leaves by train or truck, but companies are working on pipelines. And one proposed pipeline would cut across the state of Iowa.

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Rare Panda Triplets Born At South China Wildlife Park

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

A trio of baby pandas, born in late July, have survived their first two weeks. They're in good health, despite their mother's bout with exhaustion, leaving them in the care of human handlers in those critical first days.

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Young Americans Make Up The Most Unemployed Generation

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.

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LA Clippers Sold To Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.

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How A Co-Worker's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Affects Colleagues

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

When a woman at work experiences breast cancer, does that make her colleagues more likely to get mammograms and be proactive about their own health?

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire Early

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Germany has lowered its retirement age to 63. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing an aging population and a shortage of trained workers.

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Referendum To Decide Fate Of Alaska's Oil Tax Cut

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.

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Caught In Cross-Fire, Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Suffer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Russian trucks are carrying aid for those caught in a battle between Ukraine's army and pro-Russia separatists. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Birnbaum, Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post.

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U.S., Iraqi Teams Aid Yazidis Trapped By Extremist Fighters

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Militants from the extremist group known as the Islamic State have trapped thousands of Yazidis on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Telegraph reporter Jonathan Krohn tells David Greene about their plight.

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Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:32am

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.

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Wisconsin Man Spends Wedding Night In Jail

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:19am

After going to a bar, the man got into an argument, threw a mug of beer against a wall, nearly hit someone and was arrested. He was still dressed in his white tuxedo as police led him off to jail.

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Dead Woman Insists On 'Wizard Of Oz' Obit

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:14am

Joanna Scarpitti loved that movie so much that she made her daughter promise that when she died that a famous line would be used in her obituary. Scarpitti's obit began: "Ding dong the witch is dead."

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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:51am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.

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Oscar-Winning Actor Robin Williams Dies At 63

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California on Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alpha Exports Criticized

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

As California and part of the West move further into a record-setting drought, many are taking a new look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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Expanding Brewers Tweak Water To Match Original Taste

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

The craft beer market isn't so local anymore. Several of the most successful craft beermakers — all based in the West — are expanding to the East, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing in the East means brewers must tinker with the local water, so that the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.

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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. Her best bet in making money right now: teaching swim lessons.

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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Detroit created the car culture. And the car culture began the shopping mall. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. And now, in another twist, the mall itself is threatened by the consumer culture of the Internet.

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