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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Americans cannot agree on much politically, but most agree on this: Too much money is spent running for office. On Monday, the Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that — but it has zero chance of being enacted.

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Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract. The NFL says Rice has also been suspended indefinitely.

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Researchers Aim For Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Mary-Claire King, who discovered the breast cancer genes, calls for more women to be screened for the genetic mutations. Currently, doctors only recommend women who have a family history get screened.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Is The Economy Suffering From Secular Stagnation?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about secular stagnation: the problem of building consumer demand at a time when people are less motivated to spend.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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Business News

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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1 Year After Colo. Flooding, Communities Will Never Be The Same

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.

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Kate Bush Sells Out 22 Shows In Less Than 15 Minutes

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Kate Bush fans have waited 35 years for her to go on tour. The rather reclusive British singer-songwriter has launched her first live shows since 1979 — but she's performing all of them in London.

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Obama Wants Congress To Buy-In On His Plan Against ISIS

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

The top 4 congressional leaders will be at the White House Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. Obama addresses the nation Wednesday.

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How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:42am

As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:34am

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:33am

According to a study released Tuesday by the National Audubon Society, the survival at least half of the bird species in the United States is at risk.

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9 Ridiculously Cute 'Underwater Puppies.' (You're Welcome.)

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:32am

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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Military Couple Decides To Settle Down

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:28am

Sally and Steve Carpenter have moved 23 times. They were apart more often than together, and they always rented. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steve is retiring, and they're looking to buy a house.

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Yankees' Derek Jeter Answers Reporter's Phone

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:22am

After the game, reporters had their phones on a table recording the shortstop's remarks. That's when one reporter's husband called. Jeter picked it up and said, "Walt, she'll have to call you back."

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Kroger Policy Attracts Pro And Anti-Gun Advocates

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

An anti-gun group that has successfully targeted company's like Starbucks and Target is setting its sights on the nation's largest grocer. The group, Moms Demand Action, wants Kroger to ban guns in its stores. At the same time, gun-rights groups want just the opposite.

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Ex-Envoy Mitchell Urges U.S. To Maintain Mideast Leadership Role

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Senate Majority leader and top U.S. diplomatic envoy George Mitchell about the stakes for a negotiated peace between Israel and the Palestinians — and the importance of continued diplomatic leadership by the U.S. in the Middle East and beyond. Mitchell publishes a three-part series of editorials on the topic this week in the "Boston Globe."

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Iraq's Anbar Province

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

American airstrikes pounded Islamic State position in Iraq's Western Anbar province to allow a coalition of tribal fighters and Iraqi forces to make gains. The Sunni province has been alienated from the Shiite-led government for years, and Sunni extremists have some support there. Analysts and U.S. officials agree that there can't only be a military solution to Anbar, there needs to be reconciliation with the government to bring the Sunnis onside.

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With U.S. Open Win, Serena Williams Celebrates 18th Grand Slam

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep recaps the weekend's U.S. Open results with Courtney Nguyen, contributing tennis writer for "Sports Illustrated."

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