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Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:30am

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers its unlikely impact on American sports.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:28am

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:27am

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:27am

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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Giant Snails Stopped From Entery The U.S. At LAX

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:09am

U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.

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Vegas Authorities Bust Up World Cup Betting Ring

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:02am

The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.

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Colorful Politician Buddy Cianci Wants To Be Providence's Mayor ... Again

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:53am

The long serving mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, spent more than four years in prison on felony corruption charges and was forced to resign — twice. And now he is running again for mayor.

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Hamas Has Yet To Agree To Cease-Fire Proposal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:19am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ehab El-Ghussain, deputy information minister for the Palestinian government.

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Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:37am

Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.

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California Experiments With A Fix To Acidifying Oceans

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:37am

Marine biologists are witnessing oceans grow more acidic. There may be hope though as underwater vegetation along coastlines may buffer the acidity like a Tums does for acid indigestion.

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Air Raid Sirens Keep Israelis On High Alert

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Etgar Keret about tensions on the streets of Tel Aviv during the current violence with Hamas, and what the difference is between peace and compromise.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

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

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Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The Swiss chocolate maker Lindt has announced plans to buy Russell Stover. The Kansas City based company has a long history, a large distribution network and many loyal customers in the U.S., the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghiradelli, and Lindor. Analysts say the acquisition will round out Lindt's U.S. offerings.

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Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Work is starting on the world's largest carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery project. It will capture about 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then it will inject the CO2 into a nearby oil field. That should allow the companies to boost the oil field's output from 500 barrels of crude per day to 15,000.

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Business News

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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U.S.-Trained Iraqi Army Failed To Stand Up To Insurgents

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, an author of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, about U.S. military strategy and policy during and after the Iraq war.

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Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

A visiting artist from Cuba joins two Cuban-American artists from Miami for a discussion on what life is like for a typical Cuban family.

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Hamas Rejects Egypt's Cease-Fire Proposal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The military wing of Hamas published a statement early Tuesday saying it rejected the Egyptian cease-fire proposal as tantamount to surrender.

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Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:36am

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:32am

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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