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LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead

1 hour 45 min ago

A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple

3 hours 11 min ago

In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.

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Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

4 hours 20 sec ago

A California judge sided with Shelly Sterling against her husband, Donald Sterling, giving the green light to the sale of the team, which she'd arranged in May.

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Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

4 hours 47 min ago

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

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Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68

5 hours 10 min ago

Long-time NPR correspondent Margot Adler passed away at the age of 68, after a battle with cancer. Adler's work ranged from the serious to the whimsical and often showcased her love of New York City.

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Netanyahu: Israel Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza

5 hours 15 min ago

Ignoring calls for a cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said the country's incursion into Gaza wouldn't halt until its "mission is accomplished."

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It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

5 hours 45 min ago

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

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In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage

6 hours 13 min ago

The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.

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After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

6 hours 15 min ago

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

6 hours 18 min ago

After graduation, Mason Kerwick landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, he'll drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile, marketing the peanut brand.

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House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

6 hours 25 min ago

The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

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International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

6 hours 27 min ago

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

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'Like' Something? Social Networks Would Like You To Buy It Too, Please

6 hours 31 min ago

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly finding ways to move into e-commerce, adding buttons and acquiring startups that encourage users to buy products on their sites. Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times discusses the moves with Audie Cornish.

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This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close

6 hours 31 min ago

An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.

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A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart

6 hours 31 min ago

The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.

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An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More

6 hours 31 min ago

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.

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Book Review: 'A Replacement Life'

6 hours 31 min ago

Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.

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In A Household Of 6 Brothers, Wrestling Decides What's Right

6 hours 31 min ago

Jon Scieska, an award-winning children's book author and the webmaster of Guys Read, shares the trials of growing up in a house with five brothers — and what they taught him about being a man.

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Michel Martin's Own 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail,' In Words Once Unsaid

6 hours 31 min ago

Ari Shapiro talks with Michel Martin, the host of Tell Me More, about her cover story in the National Journal. Martin wrote about the challenges of balancing career and family as a woman of color.

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Box Office Wallows In A Summer Slump, And Some Seek To Find Out Why

6 hours 31 min ago

Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.

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