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CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.

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Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.

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For Two Sarajevo Women, A Chance Friendship Forged In The Ashes Of War

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

A chance encounter in Sarajevo brings together two women of different generations, survivors of different wars, who connect over their shared loss.

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To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.

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Faker Tots: The 'Kids' In Sing-Alongs Aren't So Young As You May Think

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

Sometimes the kids you hear on records for kids aren't really kids. In fact, there's a crew of adult singers in Nashville that specializes in sounding young — very young.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

According to federal election law, members of Congress can't do official mass mailings — or other mass communications — within 90 days of an election. That deadline is approaching.

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Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:58pm

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.

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Vinnie Bharara and Marc Lore, Co-Founders Of Diapers.com

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:54pm

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Vinnie Bharara and Marc Lore, co-founders of Diapers.com. Harris also speaks with Jonathan Cedar, co-founder of Biolite.

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Seeking A Saner Food System, Three Times A Day

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:54pm

Commentator Barbara J. King says the book Farmageddon offers useful advice on how to take a stand against industrialized animal farming in the fight to forge a better future for our planet.

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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:43pm

The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.

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Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:42pm

Last year, journalist Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in Mali. She tells Fresh Air about al-Qaida's strategy of kidnapping Europeans and demanding ransoms.

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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:14pm

Air traffic snarls at some of eastern China's busiest airports have stranded thousands of travelers and highlighted the increasing competition for airspace between military and civilian flights.

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KCRW Presents: Shelby Lynne

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:11pm

Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Widow Of American Ebola Victim Speaks Out

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:50pm

We hear from Decontee Sawyer of Minnesota, whose husband, a Liberian government official, became the first American to die in this outbreak.

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District Profile: Virginia's 7th Congressional

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:40pm

Republican candidate David Brat, who defeated Rep. Eric Cantor in the primary, will face Democrat Jack Trammell in November.

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Facebook Targets Zambia With Free App

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:35pm

Altruism or good business? The Atlantic's Derek Thompson discusses the latest move in Facebook's Internet.org initiative.

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Farmers Riled Up About Proposed EPA Water Rule

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:25pm

Northwest News Network's Chris Lehman discovered that some farmers don't support new revisions to the EPA's Clean Water Act.

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EPA Holds Public Hearings On Climate Change Plan

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:20pm

This week, the EPA has held public hearings in four cities to discuss the new Clean Power Plan, proposed in June.

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