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Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown Following Reports Of An 'Active Shooter'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:11am

The Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., was the site of a September, 2013, shooting in which 12 people were killed and three injured.

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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:33am

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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Obama Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:26am

The online debate began after The New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.

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Despite Short Obit, Doug Led A Full Life

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:21am

Douglas Legler of Fargo, N.D., insisted that when he died, he only wanted his obituary to read: Doug Died. And after he died last month, that is exactly how it appeared in the local newspaper.

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First Listen: Veruca Salt, 'Ghost Notes'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 5:47am

On Ghost Notes, its first album in nearly a decade and the first by its original members since 1997, Veruca Salt embraces a throwback sound with obvious joy.

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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.

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Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

The Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines colluded to keep ticket prices high. Prosecutors want to know if the airlines held back competition by limiting flights and overall seating capacity. The airline industry has consolidated and become profitable once again following years of deep losses and bankruptcies.

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Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Nike co-founder Phil Knight helped to transform the company into a global behemoth. Linda Wertheimer talks to Allen Brettman, a reporter with The Oregonian, about Knight's exit as chairman.

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Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Officials avoided a default, paying hundreds of millions of dollars in debt payments. With a stagnant economy, more than $72 billion in debt and little cash, the U.S. territory is in economic trouble.

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Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.

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NBC News Chief Anchor Lester Holt Wants To Make Each Story Count

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

In recent years, Lester Hold has been the host of three NBC News programs at once: its weekend morning and nightly news shows and the tabloid fare of "Dateline NBC." After a scandal knocked out his predecessor Brian Williams, Holt last week become the network's chief news anchor — the first African-American to do so at a broadcast network.

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Memoir Tells Of Daring Medevac Rescue In Afghanistan's Valley Of Death

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

One of the wonders of modern warfare is the high survival rate among those we send into battle. That's made possible, in large part, because of the rescue missions carried out by people like former pilot Erik Sabiston and medic Julia Bringloe. Renee Montagne talks to these former medevac crewmembers about a nerve-racking rescue mission they completed in Afghanistan's "Valley of Death" in 2011.

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Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

A day after militants killed more than 50 Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai Peninsula, details on the attack are emerging and the government is launching a massive military response.

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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers' Growing Influence

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Macy's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is just the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost in the past few days. It's a sign of how the U.S.'s large and growing Latino population is exerting more influence over corporations that don't want to alienate an important consumer base.

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Designer Donna Karan Steps Down To Focus On Philanthropy

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Robin Givhan, fashion critic for "The Washington Post," about Donna Karan's decision to step down from Donna Karan International.

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Spain Keeps 1 Eye On Greece's Debt Issues, The Other On Upcoming Elections

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Not long ago, the Spanish economy was failing, and just like in Greece, an anti-austerity party was on the rise in Spain. Now the picture looks rather different.

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Charleston's Black Leaders Want Justice As Much As Forgiveness

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Following the church shootings in Charleston, S.C., forgiveness toward the alleged shooter was demonstrated by the families. That set the public tone for Charleston's leaders, both black and white.

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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:58am

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

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Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:57am

The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.

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The Key To Kacey Musgraves' Hard-Won Country: Funny Women

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:44am

Kacey Musgraves sits in a sweet spot where her charm and humor attract traditional country die-hards and pop fans alike. Ann Powers explores other women in country who paved the path.

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