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U.S. Takes Tough Stand Against China's Aggression In South China Sea

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Obama administration says China is making aggressive grabs for disputed islands in the South China Sea. The mounting tensions loom large as Secretary of State John Kerry visits China this weekend.

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1921 Matisse, 'Seated Woman,' To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.

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Ohio Mayor Resigns Abruptly; Blames Akron's Newspaper

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.

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1921 Matisse, Woman With A Fan, To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.

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'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.

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SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Securities and Exchange Commission received notice from a company calling itself PTG Capital that it intended to buy the cosmetics retailer. The only problem: no such company exists.

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2 Former LA County Sherriff Officials Surrender To FBI

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Two former top officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department face federal charges that they obstructed a probe into inmate abuse and corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.

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Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Steve Inskeep learns about the impact on the ground from Caroline Brennan, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.

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Why Did Amtrak Train Accelerate Into A Curve Before Derailing?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Investigators say the train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 people, accelerated as it entered its final turn. It's not known whether it was accelerated by the engineer or another source.

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It's Like The Story Of Job: Ebola Survivors Who Continue To Suffer

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:53am

A mysterious set of medical complications plagues some survivors: joint pain, vision loss, rashes. Doctors aren't sure why it's all happening. But they have a name for it: Post-Ebola syndrome.

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Dad Aches For Tween Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:52am

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:51am

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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A First: City Council In Austin, Texas, Has A Majority Of Women

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 6:37am

Training was arranged for city employees on how to deal with women. Experts said women ask a lot of questions. The Austin American-Statesman quotes an academic who called that "benevolent sexism."

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Police Say Mass. Man Went 'All Davy Crockett' On Bear

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 6:18am

A man in North Adams, Mass., wanted bears off his property. Police say he got drunk and pulled out his axe. Authorities advise residents not to chase bears through the woods drunk with a dull tool.

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TV Networks Count On Reborn Old Shows To Bring In Ad Dollars

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Network officials are gathered in New York this week to present their new fall lineups to advertisers. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business.

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GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.

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NTSB Probe Focuses On Speed In Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Investigators want to know why the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles an hour into a curve where the speed limit is just 50. And they say a new safety system could have slowed the train automatically and prevented the tragedy, but Amtrak and other railroads are behind schedule in implementing the technology.

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Safety Is The First Responsibility, Former Railroad Engineer Says

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is raising a lot of questions about safety. Doug Riddell, a retired locomotive engineer, says, "The first responsibility of any railroader is safety."

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Feds Probe Failure To Collect Mine Safety Penalties After NPR Report

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

The Labor Department's investigation follows an NPR/Mine Safety and Health News series about the failure of federal regulators to collect millions in safety penalties at the nation's mines.

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NTSB Investigators Plan To Interview Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.

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