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Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.

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With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.

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Last Word

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have today's last word in business.

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Business News

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Linda Wertheimer has this morning's business news.

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Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.

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Water, Electricity And Other Needs In Short Supply In Gaza

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.

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As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.

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A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.

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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Lawsuit Against Him

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.

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Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of July

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:03am

It's the end of the month, which means it's time for the best of the month, including new music from Kyle Hall, Tessela, Cassy and more.

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Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:47am

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

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Bankrupt California City May Turn To Pot Sales

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:24pm

San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot to end the black market — and collect taxes.

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Episode 557: Doing Business Like A Refugee

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:18pm

Today on the show: Why most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. And why Uganda is trying something different.

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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:45pm

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:48pm

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:33pm

A factory in Indiana is churning out massive quantities of beverage-grade rye whiskey. A food blogger discovered that many small distilleries are buying it and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

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