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Flattened Syrian City Of Homs Is Scene Of Devastation

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

In the Syrian city of Homs, things are quieter than they have been after rebels retreated in a U.N.-brokered ceasefire. Steve Inskeep talks to Time magazine's Ayrn Baker, who was recently in Homs.

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Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:43am

Corruption is a daily fact of life in Ukraine, and that's killing people infected with HIV, say activists. As funds for medicine stray, there is only enough to treat half of all HIV-infected patients.

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An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:42am

When he killed a fellow inmate in prison, Carlos Rocha "looked at it like he was a criminal, just like me." But when his own brother was killed in jail, Rocha gained a new perspective on his crime.

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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:41am

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

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San Diego County Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, State Of Emergency

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:28am

More than a half-dozen wildfires are burning in the Southern California county. Thousands of residents have been evacuated. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Erik Anderson of member station KPBS.

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Studio Turns Potholes Into Art

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:39am

The Pop Up Studio in Scranton, Pa., is challenging residents to turn potholes into something more artsy. Such as oysters on ice, a bowl of spaghetti or a sudsy sink.

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Police Apprehend Man Looking For Eggs In Neighbor's Home

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:34am

Police in Bucks County, Pa., found Christopher King looking for eggs by opening dresser and cabinet drawers in the house, according to the Courier Times.

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700,00 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The fund that pays for repairs to the nation's highways — and supports 700,000 construction jobs — will run out of money this fall. The Highway Trust Fund was designed to be supported by a fuel tax, but Congress hasn't increased it in more than 20 years and is unlikely to do so now. If Congress fails to come up with a funding solution, nearly three quarters of a million workers could be thrown out of work just before the fall election.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

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

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Business News

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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700,000 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The federal gas tax that's supposed to pay for the nation's highways doesn't bring in enough money. But Congress hasn't raised the tax in more than 20 years and isn't likely to do so now.

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Why Inflation Is Low And Likely To Stay There

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

With the Federal Reserve pumping trillions of dollars into the economy the past several years, why is inflation so low? It makes no sense.

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Dozens Of Protesters Picked Up Ahead Of Tiananmen Anniversary

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

Chinese authorities have arrested or detained dozens of people ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. This is an annual ritual ahead of a sensitive political date in China.

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A Decade of Same-Sex Marriage Began In Massachusetts

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The nation's first legal same-sex marriage took place 10 years ago this week in Massachusetts. Legal strategist Mary Bonauto is responsible for getting gay marriage on the books.

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Shinseki To Address Claims Veterans Died Waiting For Care

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

On the day the Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testifies before a Senate committee, Renee Montagne talks to journalist Aaron Glantz about a series of recent controversies at the VA.

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TV Networks Use Elaborate Showcase To Pitch Shows To Advertisers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, who's covering the upfronts for The Hollywood Reporter, about some of the new shows, and how the networks are faring in an increasingly competitive environment.

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New Museum Is More Than A Chronicle Of Sept. 11 Attacks

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York opens next week. Museum officials say they've tried to include all the stories of the tragic day, but many have criticized their decisions.

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Thai Economy May Become Victim Of Political Unrest

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The political crisis in Thailand has escalated since the country's top constitutional court ousted Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister. Amid political deadlock, there are fears of economic disaster.

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Past Disasters Haunt Modern-Day Coal Mining Accidents

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

More than 280 miners have died in Turkey with another 150 still missing. It's hard to imagine how so many can perish in a mine accident in modern times.

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:29am

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to unveil its proposed rules and begin the process of debate. There will be 2 months for comment and then another 2 months for revision.

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