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You've Saved Money At The Pump. Why Aren't You Spending It?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:38pm

Falling oil prices haven't boosted economic growth as much as expected. That's partly because consumers have chosen to pay down debt and save some of the windfall rather than spend it all.

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Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:04pm

People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the scores of people following a low-fat diet went down.

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Filmmakers Launch Campaign To Complete Unfinished Orson Welles Film

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to producer Filip Jan Rymsza and director-actor Peter Bogdanovich about the 40-day crowdfunding campaign to complete The Other Side of the Wind.

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Chicago Wins Bid For Obama Presidential Library

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

The Barack Obama Foundation announced Tuesday the bid from the University of Chicago — in the president's adopted home town — beat out proposals from Hawaii, New York and another Chicago university.

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Senators Deny Obama Authority To Expedite Pacific Trade Deal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

The U.S. Senate blocked a measure that would give President Obama fast-track trade authority to complete a massive Pacific trade deal. Most of Obama's opponents on trade come from his own party.

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Survey Shows Number Of Christians In U.S. Is Declining

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

A Pew survey shows the share of Christians in the U.S. is declining, and the number of adults who don't identify with organized religion is growing.

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Verizon Buys AOL In $4.4 Billion Deal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

AOL Inc., is being acquired by Verizon Communications in a $4.4 billion cash deal. AOL has recently transformed itself into a digital marketing company with some impressive technology.

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Nemtsov Report Alleges Russian Military Forces Fought In Ukraine

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

A report begun by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his murder in February has been published in Moscow. It makes detailed allegations about direct Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine, which is something the Kremlin has always denied.

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Oakland's Citizens Police Academy Bolsters Confidence In Law Enforcement

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

The police department in Oakland, Calif., teaches residents who are enrolled in the citizens police academy the nuts and bolts of policing. The academy is now so popular that there's a waiting list.

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Jeb Bush Faces Criticism Over Iraq War Comments

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

Jeb Bush's last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to his becoming president. He has vowed that he's his own man, but he now says he would also have authorized the Iraq War — even knowing what we know now.

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Picasso Painting Breaks Record For Most Expensive Artwork Sold At Auction

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

One of Pablo Picasso's later paintings, "Les Femmes D'Alger" ("Women of Algiers"), was sold for a whopping $179.4 million, including the Christie's Auction House fee, at auction on Monday night.

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John Kerry Meets With President Putin In Sochi

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally got the meeting he's been chasing for many months. He met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.

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Powerful 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Kathmandu-based freelance writer Donatella Lorch about the most recent earthquake in Nepal, which came just three weeks after a major quake killed more than 8,000 people.

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Just How Do 'Thomas & Friends' Drive Sodor's Economy?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

On the 70th anniversary of the books that spawned Thomas The Tank Engine, NPR's Elizabeth Blair considers the economic model of Thomas's home island of Sodor, and its elaborate railway system.

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The Earls Of Leicester On Mountain Stage

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:27pm

The group conjures up the sounds of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

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'Unsettling' Lucille Ball Sculpture Will Move To New Home In NY

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:37pm

The plan gives new life to a statue that gained dubious fame last month, when criticism of the bronze work reached a fever pitch. It's now seen as a part of comedy history.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Fails Key Test Vote In Senate

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:20pm

The White House calls the vote merely a "procedural snafu," and expects to eventually prevail.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fresh Takes

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:11pm

Established artists and old friends — including Damien Connolly, Ályth McCormack, Altan and more — bring new music to this week's episode.

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