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IOC To Announce The 2022 Winter Games Host City

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

The International Olympic Committee on Friday will announce the city selected to host the 2022 Winter Games. The IOC will vote between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted the popularity of big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year — more than half those hunters are American.

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Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

Israel is among the critics of the Iran nuclear agreement. Steve Inskeep talks to Efraim Halevy, ex-head of Israel's national intelligence agency, who sees the deal is a step in the right direction.

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Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise — raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.

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Here's How To Identify Sounds You Hear In Nature

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

Morning Edition seeks the sounds of animals from listeners' backyards for a new series about decoding nature. Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will help identify animals in the recordings.

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Despite Record Heat, Californians Used Less Water In June

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

Water use in California dropped by 27 percent in urban areas during June. These new numbers show that mandatory conservation targets imposed because of the severe drought are affecting water use.

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.

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'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail Ordered close By Md. Governor

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

The Baltimore City Detention Center houses 750 prisoners. It was built before the Civil War, and according to criminal justice activists, it is prone to floods, power failures, mold and vermin.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:00am

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:55am

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:55am

An estimated 4 to 6 million land mines are scattered throughout Cambodia, one of the world's worst-affected places. Rats possessing an exceptional sense of smell are being trained to detect the mines.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:50am

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From July

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:03am

This month's mix features boogie from Australia, funk and techno from London, deep house from Paris, broken beats from Berlin, and a remix of one of last year's most memorable songs.

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New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 7:08pm

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

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KPCC'S Off Ramp

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:25pm

KPCC'S Off Ramp

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The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:18pm

Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:15pm

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

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Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:58pm

A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.

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Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:56pm

Beirut's streets are piled with two weeks' worth of uncollected trash. To many Lebanese, it's no surprise. The country has been without a president for more than a year.

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