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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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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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