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'How To Survive The Bulls' Co-Author Gets Gored

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:14am

On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one of the authors of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, was reportedly gored in the leg. His injuries were not life threatening.

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New York City Considers Licensing Costumed Peformers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:06am

Lawmakers say too many people dress like Superman or other characters to pose for pictures with tourists, and then they demand money.

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Gaza Residents Deal With Fourth Night Of Israeli Air Strikes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Palestinian-American business consultant and political commentator Sami Abdel-Shafi about living in Gaza while under attack from Israel.

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Germany Asks Top CIA Spy In Country To Leave

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Germany wants the CIA's station chief in Berlin to leave the country. The move comes after German investigators discovered a second citizen suspected of spying for the U.S. Renee Montagne talks to journalist James Bamford, who has written extensively about U.N. intelligence agencies and the National Security Agency.

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Israel's Rocket Defense System Performs Well During Gaza Escalation

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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NSA Implementing Fix To Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says his agency has taken steps to ensure there won't be another Snowden. But he also contends there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure. A former NSA technical director says a program he developed might have stopped Snowden. But it was rejected, he says, because spies don't like being spied on.

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Ukrainian Army Takes Back Many Areas From Pro-Russian Separatists

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

As Ukraine begins the final push to regain control of the east of the country, the Kremlin has suddenly become very quiet. Professor Stephen Sestanovich talks to Renee Montagne about the shifting dynamics in the Ukraine crisis.

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World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.

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FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.

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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.

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Movie Review: 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

If you want apes, you've come to the right place. The latest in the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, shows us masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey.

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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Faces Growing Pressure To Step Down

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Khedery, who used to support Nouri al-Maliki. Khedery, head of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners, thinks al-Maliki should step down because of the extremist crisis in Iraq.

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Advocacy Groups Focus On What Happened Outside World Cup Stadiums

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:24am

Many local governments borrowed heavily to finance the roads, bridges and transportation networks. Already opposition lawmakers are calling for an investigation into World Cup financing.

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The New Sound Of Young Nashville: Three Country Artists To Watch

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:34am

Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.

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An Update On Young Immigrants: From D.C., The Border And Beyond

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:33am

Mara Liasson, Carrie Kahn and John Burnett discuss the big picture of the current immigration debate, and update us on the latest developments.

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For Two Sisters, A Family Bond Tightens In Bullet's Wake

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:32am

Kai Leigh Harriott was paralyzed by a stray bullet when she was 3. Her sister, Aja David, had been babysitting her at the time. The incident was tragic, but it has also strengthened their connection.

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HBO Scores Big In Emmy Nominations

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:30am

David Greene talks to TV Guide magazine executive editor Michael Schneider about Thursday's announcement of the 66th Emmy Award nominations.

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Duke Bourbon Raises Challenge From University

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:20am

The estate of actor John Wayne, who was known as the Duke, wants to sell a brand of bourbon with his likeness. Duke University says the bourbon would tarnish the Duke name.

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