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Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:04am

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the last decade as cities become more bike-friendly.

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:03am

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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Bye-Bye To Baba: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:03am

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on-camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the ground-breaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.

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Hotel Guests Find Many Things To Complain About

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:09am

Among the weirder complaints to the travel website Skyscanner: The waiter was too handsome and the ice cream too cold.

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Indiana Temporarily Suspends Vanity License Plates

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:04am

Indiana officials are appealing a court ruling that allows a police corporal to have the vanity plate: OINK. The state says it's offensive speech. The state won't issue vanity plates while it appeals.

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More School Districts Rethink Zero-Tolerance Policies

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

More and more schools and districts across the country are re-thinking their zero-tolerance policies. When a child is suspended or expelled, it rarely improves his behavior or his academics. One school in Houston has adopted an old technique to handle student disputes: the healing circle.

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Documentary Explores Nuclear Deal With Iran

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Another round of talks over Iran's nuclear program kicked off this week in Vienna. NBC's Ann Curry got special access to earlier negotiations. Steve Inskeep talks to Curry, and producer Hooman Magd, about their new documentary called, "Hashtag Twitter Diplomacy, The Making of a Nuclear Deal."

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2007 Ban On Gaza Strip Exports Hurts Palestinian Welfare

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Agricultural products are the biggest export from the Gaza Strip, but nothing grown there is allowed in the West Bank or Israeli markets. Is the real reason security or competition?

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Newark Mayor's Race Seen As A Referendum On Cory Booker

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Newark, New Jersey, residents went to the polls on Tuesday, closing a raucous mayoral campaign to replace Corey Booker, who is now a U.S. senator. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Mark Bonamo, of the website Politicker NJ, about what the vote means for Newark and national politics.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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International Aviation Group Says Plane Tracking Is A Priority

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

The U.N. organization that oversees aviation is taking a big step toward requiring global satellite tracking of all commercial flights. The move follows the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet.

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Rioters In Vietnam Trash Foreign-Owned Factories

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Tensions between Vietnam and China increased after China installed an oil rig in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Renee Montagne talks to Chris Brummitt, the Southeast Asia news editor for AP.

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Tea Party Challenger Wins Nebraska's GOP Senate Primary

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Urged To Expand Tax Credits For Movie Industry

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

The state Assembly passed a bill to offer tax incentives to film and TV production companies. Big city mayors signed a letter in support, but it's not clear Gov. Jerry Brown will sign on.

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With Midterm Elections In Mind, Democrats Micro-Target Voters

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.

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Tea Party SuperPAC Targets Established GOP Candidates

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Mainstream Republicans have been fighting back against Tea Party groups in congressional primaries this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Drew Ryun of the Madison Project, a national Tea Party superPAC.

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Wrong Turn, Guns In His Truck, Lands Veteran In Mexican Jail

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

A former U.S. Marine sergeant is in a Mexican prison just across the border from California. The reservist says he missed his freeway exit in San Diego and drove across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Judicial Nominee On Hold Over Drone Strike Justification

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Harvard law professor David Barron is under fire for signing memos that allowed the U.S. to kill a U.S. citizen overseas in a drone strike. Those blocking his nomination want the documents released.

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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:47am

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.

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