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More Americans Than You Might Think Believe In Conspiracy Theories

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

Research from the University of Chicago indicates that at least 50 percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory.

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Congenial Arctic Council Displeased By Russia's Move Into Crimea

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

The situation in Ukraine has lead to speculation about how and whether the conflict might trickle into other parts of Eastern Europe. What could global tensions mean for diplomacy in the far North?

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Putin May Have An Opening To Rebuild Relations With West

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

Russia's president has had muted response to U.S. plan to beef up promises to Eastern European allies. He has meetings set with France's president, Germany's chancellor and Britain's prime minister.

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In Poland, Obama Reassures Region After Russia Annexes Crimea

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama is in Warsaw for a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Poland's emergence from Soviet domination. It's a milestone with contemporary echoes in neighboring Ukraine.

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Israel Furious Over U.S. Decision To Work With Palestinians

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:08am

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer tells Steve Inskeep that the U.S. should have no relations with the new Palestinian government, which includes Hamas.

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U.S. To Work With Palestinian Unity Government Despite Hamas

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:04am

The new Palestinian government includes Hamas, which the U.S. says is a terrorist organization. In spite of that, and Israel's objections, the U.S. says it will continue to fund the government.

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U.S. Ambassador Sworn In On E-Reader

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:57am

Ambassador Suzi LeVine became the U.S. representative to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday. She took the oath of office on an electronic copy of the Constitution.

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Albuquerque's Weather? Cloudy With A Chance of Grasshoppers

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:08am

The insects are swarming the city so densely that local radar is mistaking them for rain clouds. Officials say it's the worst infestation in 20 years.

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

In Seattle, the city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years, but activists are still celebrating what they hope is the start of a wave of similar wage legislation across the country.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

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

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Business News

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.

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Texas Air Base Houses Minors Crossing Solo Into U.S.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The government expects as many as 60,000 child immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. alone — a tenfold jump in just three years. Local agencies that deal with these cases say they are overwhelmed.

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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.

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Research: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms With Female Names

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

A new analysis suggests unconscious sexism causes people to take hurricanes with female names less seriously than hurricanes with male names.

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Key Areas Retaken, Assad Reasserts Himself Over War-Torn Syria

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Despite the civil war, Syria is holding a presidential election on Tuesday. President Bashar Assad is expected to win another seven-year term.

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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.

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Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.

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Playtime With Mom Helps Boost Toddlers' Under-Developed Brains

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.

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How Atomic Particles Became The Smoking Gun In Wine Fraud Mystery

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:31am

Testing for radiation, detectives try to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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