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RNC Meets To Limit Debates, Set 2016 Plans

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:13am

RNC meets to limit debates, set 2016 plans

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2 Ugandans Go On Trial Over Homosexual Offenses

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:13am

2 Ugandans go on trial over homosexual offenses

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Key Moments In Thailand's Political Crisis

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:13am

Key moments in Thailand's political crisis

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Gang-Raped Indonesian Woman Faces Public Caning

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:03am

Gang-raped Indonesian woman faces public caning

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HSBC First Quarter Profits Fall 19 Percent

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:53am

HSBC first quarter profits fall 19 percent

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Siemens CEO Shakes Up Company To Raise Profits

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:33am

Siemens CEO shakes up company to raise profits

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German Factory Orders Drop Unexpectedly

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:23am

German factory orders drop unexpectedly

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Nintendo Sinks To Loss On Lagging Wii U Sales

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:13am

Nintendo sinks to loss on lagging Wii U sales

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Sterling Expected To Fight Forced Sale Of LA Clippers

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

It's been more than a week since the Donald Sterling scandal erupted. The NBA players union, legal experts and others say anything short of a Sterling exile could have long-term consequences.

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Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Offer U.S. IPO

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate has filed papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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South Africans Cast Ballots Wednesday, 20 Years Since Apartheid

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

South Africa is holding its fifth general election since the end of apartheid. This election marks 20 years since Nelson Mandela was elected and will be the first since his death. Renee Montagne to Verashni Pillay, associate editor for the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg, for an election preview.

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With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Primary season has begun. In North Carolina's Republican Senate primary, Tom Tillis the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. That was a good sign for Republicans who are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past two election cycles.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Nigeria's Economy Leads Other African Nations

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Bishop, finance editor of "The Economist," about Nigeria's economy. The biggest country in Africa has also just become the continent's largest economy. And this week, against the backdrop of the kidnapping of school girls by insurgents, the World Economic Forum on Africa is meeting in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, for the first time.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?

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Syrian Opposition Finds A Voice On Pirate Radio

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Syrian journalist Obadah Al-Kaddri about being named one of Time magazine's top 100 influential people. Al-Kaddri is director of Radio Watan, a pirate station heard in Syria.

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Missouri Aims To Ward Off Construction Zone Accidents

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people have died and nearly 3,000 injured in roadwork zones in Missouri. The state is testing long range acoustic devices to audibly alert distracted drivers of work zones.

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Kidnapped Nigerian School Girl Escapes, Talks About Ordeal

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Faul, the Nigeria bureau chief for The Associated Press, on the latest regarding the abductions of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terror group.

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Heat Solve Nets Hex, Win 107-86 In Game 1

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:33am

Heat solve Nets hex, win 107-86 in Game 1

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