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Truck Driver Follows GPS Instructions. He Shouldn't Have

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:25am

A truck driver in Idaho was hauling sand to a golf course when the GPS led him onto a one-lane dirt road in the forest. He couldn't turn around and the rig eventually rolled over.

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Driver In Carpool Lane Pulled Over For Suspicious Passenger

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

Cars in that lane outside Boston should have at least two occupants. A mannequin's head doesn't count as a passenger.

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Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business, But At What Cost?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:35am

The Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to let small businesses to get financed by the masses. Investing in startups is risky, though. Meanwhile, critics are wary of regulation.

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Why Has China Become More Aggressive Toward Vietnam?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The South China Sea is an area that's said to be rich in resources — an estimated 7 billion barrels in oil reserves and 900 cubic feet of natural gas. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Kaplan about the tension between China and Vietnam over the sea, and whether it may escalate.

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Tensions Heat Up In South China Sea Between China, Vietnam

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

China's decision to park an oil rig some 120 miles off Vietnam's coast has raised tensions between the two Asian neighbors.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.

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Debate Endures Over Tax Exempt Status Of Crossroads GPS

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Crossroads GPS, the social welfare organization guided by conservative strategist Karl Rove, is practically invisible so far in the midterm political battles.

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In Ukraine, Two men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The region in eastern Ukraine currently has two governors. One is appointed by the interim government in Kiev, the other is the self-appointed leader of pro-Moscow separatists.

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Museum Visitors Name New Species Of Wasp

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

A newly-discovered species of Thai wasp will be called Ampulex Dementor after the soul-sucking Dementors in Harry Potter. The name was chosen after voting at Berlin's Natural History Museum.

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Oklahoma Delays Next Execution For 6 Months

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The execution of Charles Warner has been delayed while the state investigates last week's botched execution. Details of the bungled execution have ignited debate, and invigorated legal challenges.

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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:52am

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?

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Gay-Friendly Book Selections Put College Funding At Risk

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:43am

College students in South Carolina state colleges are rallying against what they see as a conservative attack on academic freedom.

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Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36am

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!

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Saying Goodbye To A Friend Who's 'Ready To Go Home'

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:35am

Eddie Lanier was homeless when David Wright brought him home years ago for a shower and a meal. Today, Eddie is terminally ill and in hospice care — but he's not afraid to die, he tells his friend.

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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:34am

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.

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