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Around the Nation
4:32 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Shoplifter Claims To Be Stone Temple Pilots Ex-Lead Singer

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 5:53 am

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Around the Nation
4:07 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 5:53 am

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Food
2:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Author And His Daughter Cook Around The World And You Can Too

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 9:19 am

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2:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 10:18 am

This is a big political year in Iowa. A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs, and the Republican Party has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state — the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

Along with other nonprofit groups affiliated with libertarian billionaires David and Charles Koch, AFP is campaigning against the Iowa Democrats' Senate candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley.

It looks a lot like what a political party would do.

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2:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Distress A Worry As Kids Go Back To School In Ferguson

Children watch from their home in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as people march to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. The school year was delayed in the St. Louis suburb amid protests, riots and looting in the wake of the police shooting. But classes are expected to start Monday.
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Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 2:32 pm

This story is one that is meant to be heard. Click on the audio player above to give it a listen. (We have more radio stories from Ferguson that are worth a listen.)

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Around the Nation
2:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 5:53 am

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Business
11:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Bank Of America Settles Mortgage Case For $16.65 Billion

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Middle East
8:45 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:07 am

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Around the Nation
5:06 am
Thu August 21, 2014

George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:07 am

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Former president George W. Bush has responded to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Europe
4:55 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:07 am

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Europe
3:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy

Ukrainian soldiers muster at a point close to Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, as Ukrainian troops make a push into rebel-held territory.
Petro Zadorozhnyy AP

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:17 pm

The Ukrainian government claims its armed forces have recaptured a large part of the eastern city of Luhansk following fierce battles Wednesday with pro-Russian separatist fighters.

This is part of a broader campaign by the Ukrainians that has been marked by a number of successes recently. But as is often the case here, it's impossible to independently verify what either side says. Both the military and the rebels prevent reporters from getting near embattled areas, and in many places like Luhansk, phones and Internet are not working.

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 9:28 pm

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Sports
3:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:07 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:07 am

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And our last word in Business is - awesome. The "Awesome Mix Volume 1" is, for the second week in a row, number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations

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Africa
9:30 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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Around the Nation
5:27 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Missing: Bag Of Money Left On Roof Of Armored Car

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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Good morning. I'm David Green. Gamblers are usually thrilled when a casino loses money. Then again, the Revel in Atlantic City is so cash-strapped, it's closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy twice.

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Asia
3:24 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Hello Kitty Joins The Space Race

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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OK, the most important thing in the world is happening right now, that is if you're a Little League baseball player.

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3:07 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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Kelly, you grew up in the '80s like I did. You went to the mall a lot, right?

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Yeah, what else are you going to do when you're 13?

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3:07 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Latest Cease-Fire In Gaza Collapses

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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3:07 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:52 am

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And our Last Word in business today is Vodquila.

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What?

MCEVERS: Think about it. It's a hybrid. It's exactly what it sounds like.

GREENE: Is this, like, a mix of vodka and tequila?

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3:01 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies At 53

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 5:35 am

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If you know anything about skateboarding, you know that skaters have lost an icon. Jay Adams is known for taking skateboarding from the streets of LA to the world of extreme sports. Adams died on Friday at the age of 53. NPR's Nathan Rott has this remembrance.

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3:01 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 5:35 am

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3:01 am
Tue August 19, 2014

In Ferguson, Family Takes Turns Guarding Front Door

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 5:35 am

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3:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Owl Flies Into Apartment; Attacks Canary Cage

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 5:35 am

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Around the Nation
5:27 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Mr. T Not Picked To Serve On Jury

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 6:11 am

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Asia
5:19 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Running Late, Pope Skips Evening Prayers In South Korea

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 6:11 am

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3:25 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 6:11 am

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3:25 am
Mon August 18, 2014

How Does Winning Math's Fields Medal Affect Productivity?

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:04 am

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