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Revived Mariel Port Attracts Investment From Brazil

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:24am

Brazil is pouring nearly a billion dollars into Cuba's Mariel port. Brazil, via Cuba, will practically have its own port near U.S. shores — so it's a major geostrategic move.

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FIFA Probes Whether Uruguay Star Bit Italian Opponent

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Uruguay beat Italy on Tuesday in a close match. But instead of celebrating, the team finds itself embroiled in controversy. Star player Luis Suarez was seen on TV worldwide apparently biting an Italian defender. It wouldn't be the first time he's bitten an opponent. This time the stakes are much higher as many question whether he should continue to play in the World Cup.

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Political Challenge Compounded As Migrant Children Head To U.S. Border

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

The secretary of Homeland Security on Wednesday visits Nogales, Arizona, which is on the U.S. border with Mexico. He'll tour facilities where the government has been processing a large number of children from Central America who've been entering the country illegally. More than 50,00 children, traveling without adults, have been apprehended along the border in the last nine months.

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Prolific Character Actor Eli Wallach Dies At 98

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

In a career spanning 7 decades, Wallach appeared in more than 200 films, plays and tv shows. His roles ranged from Mr. Freeze on TV's Batman to Kilroy in Tennessee William's Camino Real on Broadway.

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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

In Mississippi, Senator Thad Cochran has beaten back a Tea Party challenge. The 76-year-old Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

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

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Business News

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads Pledge Of Income Equality

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

De Blasio was elected vowing to fight income inequality with a staunchly progressive agenda. De Blasio is leading a task force of mayors to fight economic inequalities, and he talks to Renee Montagne.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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Political Support Erodes For Export-Import Bank

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Free market Republicans want to shut down the Export-Import Bank, claiming it is a rancid example of crony capitalism. The fight has laid bare a sharp philosophical split within the GOP.

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House Panel Faults Feds Intervention Into Tribe's Foster Care Case

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

Lawmakers chastised the Spirit Lake Reservation after death and abuse reports surfaced in 2012. The Bureau of Indian Affairs took over the program, but the federal government isn't doing much better.

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Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04am

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:32am

In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.

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Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:29am

In the 1980s and '90s, thousands of Cubans fleeing to the U.S. passed through Mariel port. Today, it's the site of an ambitious special economic zone that is filling many locals with optimism.

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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:28am

In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.

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1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:45am

Former News of the World editor Andrew Coulson was found guilty Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a trial centering on illegal activity in the Murdoch newspaper empire.

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Report: Jerry Sandusky Case Was Unnecessarily Delayed

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:57am

Sandusky, a retired Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted in 2012 of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's attorney general says Sandusky could have been brought to justice sooner.

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Calif. Lawmakers To Debate Controversial Gun-Control Bill

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:47am

Democrats have proposed several bills in response to last month's deadly attack near the University of California-Santa Barbara. One dubbed the"gun violence restraining order gets a hearing Tuesday.

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Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:40am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in Iraq on his week-long mission to try to hold the country together. He's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.

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