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Kerry Gathers World Players To Focus On Protecting Oceans

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

About 80 countries will be represented over the next two days at a State Department conference. They will discuss overfishing and pollution with government officials, scientists and business leaders.

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U.S. World Cup Team To Take The Field Against Ghana

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

After months of analysis about America's chances in Brazil, it's time for the U.S. men's soccer team to play. Monday's game against Ghana begins a U.S. campaign through the so-called group of death.

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Satao, Legendary Tusker In Kenya, Killed By Poachers

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

The beloved elephant was killed by ivory poachers despite monitoring efforts. Renee Montagne talks to Richard Moller, the founder of Tsavo Trust, which works for the survival of Africa's elephants.

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Gulf Neighbors Struggle To Deal With Militant Advance In Iraq

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

The takeover of much of Iraq — one of the hubs of the Middle East — by extremist militants has shaken the region. How do Iraq's neighbors see the conflict rippling throughout the area?

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Pakistan Launches Military Operation To Root Out Militants

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

The offensive is in North Waziristan, a tribal area in the mountains bordering Afghanistan, and a haven for the Taliban and other militants. Tens of thousands of residents are pouring out of the area.

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Power To The Health Data Geeks

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:52am

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.

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Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:51am

A few weeks ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers spotted an unfamiliar moth in a shipment of organic soybeans. It was a small victory in the effort to prevent the spread of exotic pests.

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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:50am

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.

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FBI To Auction Off Confiscated Cyber Currency

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 6:02am

Authorities seized $17 million worth of bitcoins from the illegal online drug market Silk Road. This virtual liquidation could cause the value of bitcoins to fall but the FBI says everything must go.

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Iraq's Army Stumbles Because U.S. Left Too Quickly, Analyst Says

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 5:55am

As Sunni militants march toward Baghdad, government control in many northern areas has collapsed. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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World Cup's First Day Marred By Protests

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 5:23am

Riot police in Sao Paulo used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters angry over Brazil's attention to the World Cup over the needs of its people. The violence came before the first game began.

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George H.W. Bush, 90, Jumps Out Of A Helicopter

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 5:18am

The former president had vowed on his 85th birthday that he would repeat a parachute jump on his 90th. Thursday's jump was his eighth.

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Iraq's Army Is Ineffective Against Islamist Insurgents

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 5:08am

There are reports of Iraqi government troops just fleeing, dropping their weapons and shedding their uniforms. The U.S. spent a lot of time and money training Iraqi forces.

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At E3, Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:17am

Even though women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, there are few female protagonists in big-selling video games. The same goes for ethnic and racial minorities.

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At E3, Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:17am

Even though women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, there are few female protagonists in big-selling video games. The same goes for ethnic and racial minorities.

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Woodward And Bernstein Recall Their Watergate Scoops, And Mistakes

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:15am

It's been 40 years since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein released All The President's Men, their account of connecting a bungled burglary to the president of the United States.

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40 Years On, Woodward And Bernstein Recall Reporting On Watergate

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:15am

The now-legendary reporters revisit the famous D.C. complex as they remember writing All The President's Men, their detective story-style account of uncovering Richard Nixon's scandalous conspiracy.

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Just In Time For Father's Day: Bad Dads In Opera

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman, who says his candidate for oprah's most evil father is the character of Alberich from Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung."

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Sioux Reservation Residents Have Mixed Feelings About Obama Visit

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:02am

The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation straddles the border between North and South Dakota. It's where Sitting Bull was from, and where recent verbal battles have taken place regarding the use of mascot names like "The Fighting Sioux." And on Friday, that's where President Barrack Obama will be visiting.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

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