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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Longtime NPR Reporter Margot Adler Made Listening A Delight

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Adler joined NPR in 1979. She was known for a personality as dynamic as the city she covered: New York. She died Monday at age 68 of cancer.

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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:00pm

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

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LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:55pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:29pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:41pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:54pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:31pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:26pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:56pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:27pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:25pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:23pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:16pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:13pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:09pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:09pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:09pm

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

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:09pm

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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