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Judge Rules Tenn. Town Can Change Its Name To Rocky Top

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:55am

The song 'Rocky Top' is about a fictional place in the Tennessee hills. Developers wanted to change the name of an existing town to Rocky Top but the song's publisher tried to stop them.

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:19am

China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:19am

China is no stranger to ethnic violence but suicide bombings are something new. China's government blames the changing nature of the attacks on foreign Islamist influence.

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Political Chaos Reins 3 Years After Moammar Gadhaf'si Ouster

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:07am

Two men claim to be Libya's prime minister. At the same time, a renegade general has gathered forces and is attacking Benghazi. Libyans who can afford to are fleeing the country.

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Colombian Rebel Group FARC Becomes World's Oldest Guerrilla Army

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

In May 1964, a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, began its fight to overthrow the Colombian government. Fifty years later, the FARC is still fighting, making it the world's oldest guerrilla army. The two sides are now holding peace talks in Cuba.

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Sen. Corker Wants To See More Lasting Show Of Force In Eastern Europe

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

President Obama this week laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and in an interview with NPR. Steve Inskeep talks to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for reaction to what the president said.

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Will The U.S. Arm Syrian Rebels?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

President Obama has said that the answer to the conflict in Syria is not an intervention by the U.S. military. The U.S. has been working to strengthen the moderate opposition. What are the U.S. objectives in Syria?

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U.N. Chief Paints A Bleak Picture For Humanitarian Access In Syria

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The U.N. Security Council is once again grappling with a key issue in Syria: how to help civilians caught up in a conflict. The council has been paralyzed on most issues related to Syria, but it did pass a resolution earlier this year calling for humanitarian access.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

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

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Rep. Murphy Aims For Mental Health Bill To Pass Before Next Shooting

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The latest mass shooting has lawmakers on Capitol Hill talking again about overhauling the mental health system. On Thursday, psychologists and others urged Congress to do more.

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IMF Predicts Europe's Economic Growth Will Continue To Be Weak

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. economy is recovering slowly. Europe's economy is doing much worse. David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution, who is back from a European Central Bank forum.

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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.

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During A Drought, Senior Water-Rights Holders Have Privileges

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:56am

Amid California's drought, some big farmers and corporations have unrestricted water because of special deals. David Greene talks to Jay Lund, a water resources professor at UC Davis.

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Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:04am

Growing up moving from farm to farm, Storm Reyes had to pack light. That meant no books. She felt hopeless about the future until, one day, a bookmobile appeared in the fields and changed her life.

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Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:03am

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.

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Post-Apocalyptic Picnics And Hollywood Steakhouses In Gabriel Kahane's LA

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:02am

Though the composer and singer-songwriter wasn't raised in Los Angeles, The Ambassador feels like a musical tour of the city, right down to specific addresses used as song titles.

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Anatomy Of A Dance Hit: Why We Love To Boogie With Pharrell

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:01am

There are songs that just make people want to get up and shake their booty. Why? Scientists say the most enticing rhythms have something missing: beats that your body can't help but fill in.

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