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Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Host country Brazil has been eliminated from the World Cup. Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during their semifinal match.

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Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

The Republican party has picked heavily-Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's downtown renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio very seriously.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

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

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Administration Moves To Speed Deportations Of Unaccompanied Minors

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process thousands of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.

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Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.

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Researchers Aghast Over Discovery Of Smallpox Vials

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Federal health officials have found half-a-dozen vials of smallpox — apparently forgotten in a laboratory store room. Officials are now trying to figure out where the deadly virus came from, and why it was left unsecured for so long.

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Unwelcomed At First, Israelis Mourn Palestinian Teen's Death With His Family

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Family members of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khadier said they didn't want an Israeli condolence visit. But the Israelis arrived anyway. The scene went from anger to tears.

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Global Boom In Asset Prices Leads To Worries About Market Bubbles

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.

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Record Recalls May Not Necessarily Hurt Auto Industry

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.

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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.

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Bar Patron Blames Brazil's Government For World Cup Loss

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.

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Egypt's Gas Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is a necessary measure to address the deficit, people are angry that life just became even less affordable.

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Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.

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In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:21am

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones like Brazil's brutal defeat.

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A Golf Prodigy Grows Up, And Goes All The Way To The Top

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:34am

Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, says commentator Frank Deford. Michelle Wie, the 24-year-old golfer, may now be the best-known golfer in the world.

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Self-Described Optimist Taylor Swift On The Future Of Music

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:50am

In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."

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London Netflix Office Searches For Qualified Couch Potato

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:52am

The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.

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Buddhist Monks Face Jail Time For July 4 Fireworks Display

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:35am

Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.

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Some Parole Requirements Could Be Increasing The Crime Rate

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.

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