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Truffle Shuffle Gets On 'Goonies' House Owners' Last Nerve

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 6:07am

The house in Astoria, Oregon, was used in the 1985 movie Goonies. The owner has covered the house with blue tarps — saying she's tired of getting hundreds of visitors a day.

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How Colorado Politics Could Interfere With New EPA Standards

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

When it comes to new EPA emissions standards for coal-fired power plants, environmental groups say Colorado is well situated to meet the targets. That's thanks to laws enacted more than a decade ago. But state leaders are clashing over the next steps. Colorado's governor has embraced the new goals. The state's attorney general says the plan raises "significant concerns," and she's considering legal action.

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Best Known As 'Batgirl,' Yvonne Craig Dies At 78

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

Actress Yvonne Craig played opposite some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley. Her breakout role was in the 1960s "Batman" TV series starring Adam West.

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Tired Of City-Life Stresses, Many Chinese Return To Farming

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

For many rural Chinese, the dream is to live in a big city. But some people are now rejecting urban life and moving back to the countryside to grow safer food and enjoy a more tranquil existence.

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Drilling Deeper Wells Contributes To California's Subsidence Problem

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

Parts of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than ever before. The subsidence is due to anincrease in groundwater pumping, as drought-stricken farmers drill deeper to find water for crops.

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Workplace Issues: Offending Scents In The Office

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

On Wednesday, Morning Edition aired some listener experiences with good, bad and strange workplace rules. Now, listeners weigh in on scent and chemical sensitivity.

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Others Look To Md. County's Model To Treat Opiate Addictions

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

When Washington County saw a dramatic rise in heroin addiction, the health department set up a program that starts inmates who are addicted to opiates on a monthly injection of Vivitrol.

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Businesses, Workers Confused By LA County's Minimum Wage Hike

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

The County Board of Supervisors approved a $15 minimum wage for unincorporated areas. But half of county residents live in areas with a lower wage due to the number of cities that make up the county.

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Wighty Issue: Cow Guessing Game Helps To Explain The Stock Market

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

Several weeks ago, our Planet Money team put a picture of a cow on the Internet and asked: How much does this cow weigh? The question is supposed to explain how the stock market works.

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Chinese Government Looks To Assign Blame In Warehouse Explosions

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

Official Chinese news media are reporting that two owners of the Tianjin warehouses, the site of explosions that killed more than 100 people, have confessed to using political influence to avoid safety rules on the location of the warehouses.

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Greek Island Of Kos Burdened By Migrant Migration

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:13am

Millions of migrants and refugees are trying to get into the European Union. One way in is via the Greek islands. The migration is making a major impact on the island of Kos.

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How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:10am

Donald Trump had lacked for policy specifics until he came out with his very specific, hard-line immigration plan. But some of those in the trenches of immigration reform say it's dead on arrival.

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'SNL' Alumni Mine Humor From Serious Cinema In 'Documentary Now!'

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:02am

The new IFC show, starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and co-written by Seth Meyers, spoofs the subjects and styles of nonfiction classics, including Grey Gardens and Thin Blue Line.

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To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:01am

The trumpeting roar of an elephant is loud. But scientists living with herds in the forests of central Africa say the deep rumbles that humans can't hear, but can feel, carry crucial messages, too.

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Are Traumatized Students Disabled? A Debate Straight Outta Compton

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:00am

A class action lawsuit argues that traumatized students in Compton, Calif., are entitled to the same accommodations from schools as students with more traditional, physical disabilities.

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A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:00am

What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? An entrepreneur says something called thermoelectrics is the key.

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Wanting An Edge, Beer 'Enthusiast' Steals Bottle Caps

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:44am

A German beer company offered points toward prizes in its contest. Some bottle caps are winners; others aren't. Someone broke into a store and started removing bottle caps, 1,200 in all.

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Idaho Compensates For Stolen 420 Mile Post Sign

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 6:37am

Officials in Idaho put 419.9 on those green highway signs because their 420 mile posts keep getting stolen. For some reason, 420 is identified with pot enthusiasts but no one knows why.

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Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:07am

Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.

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Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 4:23am

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hard-scrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.

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