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U.S. Judge To Rule On Asylum Challenge Involving Families From Central America

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

A federal judge is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to hold women and children from Central America, who are seeking asylum in the U.S., in detention centers.

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South Korea's Single Moms Struggle To Remove A Social Stigma

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:16am

Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.

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With Small Shifts, Israel Eases Restrictions On Some Palestinians

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:43am

Older Palestinians can enter Israel without prior authorization; 100 Palestinian doctors are now permitted to drive to work. An Israeli officer describes these modest policy changes as an experiment.

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:24am

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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Senate OKs Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:58am

The measure would allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Steve Inskeep talks to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Lesson Learned: Don't Leave Leave Ammo Near A Hungry Dog

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:29am

Larry Brassfield of Arkansas left bullets in range of his dog. His dog chewed them up — luckily none went off. A vet removed 16 live rounds.

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Shaq Encourages Fans To Meme His Fall

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:23am

Shaquille O'Neal was on the TNT network when he got up from his chair, tripped and fell. One meme Shaq re-tweeted shows him on his back with boxer Floyd Mayweather raising his right arm up in victory.

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Solar Airplane To Attempt Risky Flight Over The Pacific

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to André Borschberg, one of 2 Solar Impulse pilots. The plane will attempt a 5-day trans-Pacific flight from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii, as part of a round-the-world journey.

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In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Some land routes are blocked and boats are scarce. As a result, many refugees who just arrived in the African nation of Djibouti are from Yemen's small professional class.

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Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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N.H. Gov. Hassan Unlikely To Back Decriminalizing Small Amount Of Pot

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

New Hampshire is the only state in New England not to have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, but a proposal before state lawmakers there could change that.

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Fix In The Works: Younger Casino Patrons Find Slot Machines Boring

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

When young people go to casinos, they aren't playing slot machines. Our Planet Money team talks to a man who thinks he can make slot machines that younger people will want to play.

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Whole Foods To Open Chain Of Lower-Priced Stores

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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Employment Report Expected To Show Positive Job Creation

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

After a disappointing report for March, there's hope job creation in April will return to the robust pace experienced in 2014. If there is no snap-back it could signal a downshift in economic growth.

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LA Lawsuit Alleges Wells Fargo Engaged In Fraudulent Conduct

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

The suit alleges the bank set unrealistic sales quotas that pushed employees to open unauthorized accounts. Steve Inskeep talks to E. Scott Reckard, who covers banking for the Los Angeles Times.

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World War II Vet, Who's About To Turn 109, Still Enjoys A Cigar

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Robert Overton is the oldest living American veteran of World War II, according to the White House. He turns 109 on Monday. Overton spends most days on the front porch of his home in Austin, Texas.

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Yemenis Fleeing War Try To Find Safe Passage To Djibouti

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Yemenis fleeing the conflict in their homeland are boarding boats and crossing the mouth of the Gulf of Aden to the tiny, African nation of Djibouti. For those who make it, the main issue is the heat.

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U.K. Election: Conservatives Outperform Their Results 5 Years Ago

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Every opinion poll before Thursday's vote suggested that this would be a dead heat between the two major parties: Labour and Conservatives. Those polls, however, were wrong.

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:00am

Don't look at me! In Minnesota, lawmakers are banned from making eye contact during debate. The idea is it leads to more civility. But does it? And what can animal science teach us about it?

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The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:41am

More than a third of Americans play video games three or more hours a week. Part of the appeal is the richly developed characters in the games.

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