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GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:24am

The GOP knows it has a problem with women. But is it tone or issues? And what can they do to woo more women without alienating their he-man base.

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Divers Explore North Atlantic Shipwreck

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:36am

Mort Raphelson, 92, was on that ship 70 years ago when it was sunk by a German U-boat. Divers presented him with two bowls recovered from the wreck.

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George HW Bush Receives JFK Profiles In Courage Award

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:30am

The award is for politicians who made unpopular decisions but they believed to be right. In 1990, Bush broke his own no new taxes pledge and accepted higher taxes to cut the federal deficit.

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Computer Game Aides Scientist Mapping Eye Nerve Cells

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

A year ago, we did a piece about a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was planning to use citizen-scientists to help him make a map of the cells in the mammalian retina.

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Palestinian Negotiator Discusses Stalled Mideast Talks

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, about the stalled Middle East peace talks.

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Housing Overhaul Bill Criticized For Abolishing Affordable Housing Goals

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

There's a fight going on in Washington, D.C. over the future of home-ownership in America. The Obama administration is trying to gain more support for a bi-partisan bill to dramatically re-shape the housing finance industry. But civil rights groups and housing advocates say the bill would weaken affordable housing regulations.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

The attack in Benghazi, Libya, that took the life of the American ambassador is once again the subject of intense political debate. As a result of a newly released White House email, House Speaker John Boehner has decided to set up a special committee to investigate the incident but Democrats are balking at serving on it.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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David Weil To Begin Serving As First Wage And Hour Administrator

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Today is the first day on the job for David Weil, President Obama's first Wage and Hour administrator. He's responsible for enforcing federal protections such as the minimum wage and overtime.

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Buffett Defends Coke Position At Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Warren Buffett is under fire for not opposing Coca-Cola's executive compensation plan more aggressively. Buffett spoke about his decision at a shareholder meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway.

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Business News

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Senate May Bypass White House And Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.

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Violent Protests Spread From Eastern Ukraine South To Odessa

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

Tensions remain high in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Violence has led to the worst death toll since February, including more than 30 pro-Russian separatists who died in a building fire.

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West Urged To Pressure Iran On Its Human Rights Record

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:00am

The website Unlock Iran documents what life is like for political prisoners in Iran. Activists say that little has changed despite promises by the new Iranian president to overhaul the country.

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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Women Voters

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:21am

The gender gap is standard fare in politics. But in 2012, Barack Obama had a nearly 40 point advantage when it came to single women. That's more like a gender canyon.

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South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:40am

Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:39am

Brain training has become a multimillion dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning to quilt.

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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:39am

Maybe it's really true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People judge a person's personality from the first word they speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.

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