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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:33am

According to a study released Tuesday by the National Audubon Society, the survival at least half of the bird species in the United States is at risk.

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9 Ridiculously Cute 'Underwater Puppies.' (You're Welcome.)

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:32am

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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Military Couple Decides To Settle Down

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:28am

Sally and Steve Carpenter have moved 23 times. They were apart more often than together, and they always rented. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steve is retiring, and they're looking to buy a house.

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Yankees' Derek Jeter Answers Reporter's Phone

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:22am

After the game, reporters had their phones on a table recording the shortstop's remarks. That's when one reporter's husband called. Jeter picked it up and said, "Walt, she'll have to call you back."

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Kroger Policy Attracts Pro And Anti-Gun Advocates

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

An anti-gun group that has successfully targeted company's like Starbucks and Target is setting its sights on the nation's largest grocer. The group, Moms Demand Action, wants Kroger to ban guns in its stores. At the same time, gun-rights groups want just the opposite.

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Ex-Envoy Mitchell Urges U.S. To Maintain Mideast Leadership Role

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Senate Majority leader and top U.S. diplomatic envoy George Mitchell about the stakes for a negotiated peace between Israel and the Palestinians — and the importance of continued diplomatic leadership by the U.S. in the Middle East and beyond. Mitchell publishes a three-part series of editorials on the topic this week in the "Boston Globe."

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Iraq's Anbar Province

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

American airstrikes pounded Islamic State position in Iraq's Western Anbar province to allow a coalition of tribal fighters and Iraqi forces to make gains. The Sunni province has been alienated from the Shiite-led government for years, and Sunni extremists have some support there. Analysts and U.S. officials agree that there can't only be a military solution to Anbar, there needs to be reconciliation with the government to bring the Sunnis onside.

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With U.S. Open Win, Serena Williams Celebrates 18th Grand Slam

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep recaps the weekend's U.S. Open results with Courtney Nguyen, contributing tennis writer for "Sports Illustrated."

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U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddently Becomes Unpredictable

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Veteran GOP Senator Pat Roberts was expected to skate to reelection in conservative Kansas. Now, Republicans are panicked that Roberts could lose to a free spending independent candidate, harming the GOP's chances of winning Senate control.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Congress returns this week from summer vacation facing the major issue of what to do about U.S. policy toward the Islamic state. President Obama will address the nation on his proposals for dealing with the terrorists on Wednesday night. Before that he plans to meet with congressional leaders to try to map out what role the legislative branch should play.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

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

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Business News

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

David Greene has business news.

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Clinic Closes But Workers Say Their Services Are Still Needed

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

A Minneapolis clinic that has provided low-cost care to uninsured and underinsured people for 42 years has closed it doors. Revenue from paying patients is down 30 percent because the Affordable Care Act has allowed many to buy health insurance. The largely volunteer staff say their services are still in demand because many people in the area remain uninsured for a variety of reasons.

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Ebola Supply Shipments Delayed By Transportation Issues

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Getting the experts and materiel into West Africa is difficult as many airlines have canceled flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Shipping lines are refusing to dock at the countrys' ports.

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Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Ukraine and the West insist that the Russian army has been fighting in eastern Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. But reports from Russia now acknowledge that Russian soldiers are part of the battle.

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Poll: Momentum Grows For Scottish Independence From Britain

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

A poll published in Britain over the weekend shows support shifting to favor Scottish independence. With more than a week to go before the referendum, the poll alarms pro-union British politicians.

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Some In Russia Admit Their Troops Are Fighting In Ukraine

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Russia TV covered the funerals of two paratroopers who were killed fighting in Ukraine last week. The official story is that they were on leave, volunteering to fight for the separatists.

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Doctors Struggle To Treat Ebola Patients In Liberian Border Town

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Much of the attention on the Ebola outbreak has focused on the capital Monrovia, but the situation in the far north, near the border with Guinea, is also causing alarm.

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:25am

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:24am

It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshman women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.

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