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Technology
4:42 am
Tue August 4, 2015

How Cellphone Use Can Help Determine A Person's Creditworthiness

Originally published on Tue August 4, 2015 5:04 am

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The Salt
4:42 am
Tue August 4, 2015

Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

Yaupon growing in the wild in east Texas. This evergreen holly was once valuable to Native American tribes in the southeastern U.S., which made a brew from its caffeinated leaves.
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During a severe drought in 2011, JennaDee Detro noticed that many trees on the family cattle ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, withered, but a certain evergreen holly appeared vigorous. It's called a yaupon.

"The best we can tell is that they enjoy suffering," Detro says with a laugh. "So this kind of extreme weather in Texas — and the extreme soil conditions — are perfect for the yaupon."

Detro began researching yaupon — a tree abundant in its native range, from coastal North Carolina to East Texas — and discovered that the plant contains caffeine and has a remarkable history.

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Parallels
4:42 am
Tue August 4, 2015

Berlin's New Airport: Still In A Holding Pattern

The Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport was supposed to open in 2012, but has been delayed repeatedly and is now set to open in 2017. The cost overruns and delays have made airport the butt of frequent jokes.
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Germany may be Europe's economic giant, but Berlin remains the lone major European capital without a proper airport. The mismanaged, roughly $6-billion project to build one became a national laughing stock that has dragged on for years.

Ground was broken on the airport in 2006 and the opening was delayed just shortly before the planned date in 2012. The airport's managers are now pledging that Germany's third-largest airport will open on the outskirts of Berlin before the end of 2017.

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Around the Nation
5:41 am
Mon August 3, 2015

After Moon Trip, Aldrin Required To Fill Out Customs Form

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Around the Nation
5:41 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Personal Injury Lawyer Stars In Toddler's Birthday Party

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. We know it's hard to choose the theme for a kid's birthday party, Spiderman, maybe trains, or maybe Morris Bart, personal injury lawyer.

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Parallels
3:20 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

Angelica Rivera, the wife of Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been embroiled in controversy over the purchase of a luxury home.
Thomas Samson AP

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 9:53 am

Eight months ago, Mexico's first lady, Angélica Rivera, known for her fondness of designer clothes and European vacations, made a public promise to sell a multimillion-dollar mansion bought under controversial circumstances. She purchased the home, at below market rates, from a contractor with lucrative connections to her husband.

The scandal has been one of the biggest to rock President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration. Months later, many questions remain regarding the purchase — and Rivera has yet to sell the house.

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NPR Story
3:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

After 9 Days, Special Olympics World Games Come To A Close

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 5:59 am

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3:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fahmy Waits To Hear If He Faces More Prison Time

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Sports
9:18 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

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And the winner is...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The International Olympic Committee has the honor to announce the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 - Beijing.

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Around the Nation
5:24 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer From Desired Goal

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:18 am

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Around the Nation
5:23 am
Fri July 31, 2015

People Who Text While Walking Develop Protective Shuffle

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Planet Money
3:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:18 am

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Sports
3:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:18 am

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And the winner is...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The International Olympic Committee has the honor to announce the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 - Beijing.

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Middle East
3:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:18 am

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Movie Reviews
3:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:18 am

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Another "Mission: Impossible" movie opens today. The franchise has been good to Tom Cruise, raking in more than $2 billion in worldwide box office receipts. So now take five. Here's our critic Kenneth Turan.

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Animals
3:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Here's How To Identify Sounds You Hear In Nature

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 9:18 am

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Thanks to smartphones, you rarely have to strain anymore to remember the name of a song. Start up a phone app. Hold your device by the radio or a restaurant speaker. And the app will usually recognize the song.

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Around the Nation
6:20 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges Maker's Mark Handmade Bourbon Claim

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 10:21 am

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Around the Nation
5:53 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Movie Article Leads Police To Missing Convicted Bank Robber

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 10:21 am

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3:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Government Says

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 10:21 am

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3:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Campus Police Officer Charged In Unarmed Black Man's Death

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 10:21 am

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3:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 10:21 am

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Animals
3:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

How 3-D Printing Helps Scientists Understand Bird Behavior

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 10:21 am

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Around the Nation
5:59 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Las Vegas Mob Museum To Open FIFA Exhibit

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Around the Nation
4:56 am
Wed July 29, 2015

It's Summer But There Is Still Snow In Buffalo, N.Y.

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:59 am

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3:05 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Arizona's Boot Hill Cemetery Filled With Victims Of The Wild West

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:59 am

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3:05 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Big Cat On The Loose Worries Milwaukee Residents

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 12:17 pm

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3:05 am
Wed July 29, 2015

U.S. Turkey To Create ISIS Free Zone Along Syrian Border

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 12:12 pm

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Let's ask now what a shift in U.S. tactics really means for Syria. The U.S. is adjusting its approach to the self-declared Islamic State.

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3:05 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 5:59 am

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Around the Nation
5:12 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:41 am

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Around the Nation
5:12 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:41 am

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THE DOORS: (Singing) Let it roll, baby.

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