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India Finds Unique Way To Solve Monkey Problem

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

They terrorize Parliament, lay waste to government office buildings and attack when attacked. In New Delhi, monkeys have been a menace for decade, and the city's bureaucrats think they have a solution. They've hired men to mimic the sounds of the even more menacing langur monkeys to scare off the macaque monkeys driving everyone to distraction.

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Phosphorous Fed Algae Bloom Threatened Toledo's Tap Water

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Linda Wertheimer talks to USDA expert Steve Davis about fertilizer runoff in Lake Erie. Excess phosphorous fed the algae bloom that resulted in a tap water ban over the weekend in Toledo, Ohio.

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Obama Hosts White House Dinner For African Heads Of State

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner.

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Rice: White House Summit To Show Africa's Potential To Investors

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks with White House Senior Advisor Susan Rice about the Africa Summit underway in Washington. She'll also address other matters now pressing on the Obama administration.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Self-Storage Operators Top List Of Best Alternative Investments

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

"Bloomberg Markets" magazine puts together an annual list that ranks the best-performing alternative investments. That includes things like investing in art and wine. To learn more about where you may want to store your money, Steve Inskeep talks to Devin Banerjee, the U.S. investing reporter from Bloomberg News.

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Correction To Monday's Grand Canyon Story

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Monday on this program, we incorrectly reported that developers eyeing land on the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon hoped to include a casino in a proposed development. David Greene reports no casino is part of the plan.

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Tribune Publishing Debuts On New York Stock Exchange

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

The stock for a new publishing company with a very long history begins trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. After more than 150 years in business, media giant Tribune Company has split in two, and its newspapers are now a stand-alone business.

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DOJ Probe Reveals Use Of Excessive Force At New York Prison

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

The Justice Department found constitutional rights violations of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island. Corrections officers are said to use solitary confinement as a first-resort disciplinary action.

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Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.

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4 African Leaders Discuss Elephant Poaching On Capitol Hill

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

African leaders are working on new strategies to breakup illegal wildlife trafficking. The first steps involve better communication among the affected countries.

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Sierra Leone Imposes Drastic Measures To Stop Ebola's Spread

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hard hit by the Ebola virus. Officials have declared a public health emergency to try to stop the spread of Ebola.

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:44am

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. They're doing it by giving patients personalized attention.

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Billy Joe Shaver Writes Country Songs — And Lives Them, Too

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:04am

The 75-year-old, who helped pioneer the "outlaw" sound, is one of the most respected songwriters in country music. Decades after his big break, Shaver's life still resembles the tales in his songs.

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2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:44pm

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:36pm

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.

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Remembering The Day James Brady Was Shot

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:29pm

An NPR reporter who was working for AP in 1981 recalls having to argue with her editors about whether to report that Brady had been killed in the assassination attempt against President Reagan.

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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:01pm

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He's complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a "sham" and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

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