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Europe
5:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Radcliffe Repays Soccer Team For Taxi Fare

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Around the Nation
4:57 am
Mon September 22, 2014

A Different Take On Nude Photographs

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World
4:10 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Waves For Miles

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Politics
3:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Philadelphia Eagles player Zach Ertz attempts to catch a pass during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Congress has seized on recent controversies to attack the NFL's tax-exempt status.
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Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 4:10 pm

The NFL just kicked off its 2014 season, and the $9 billion league is currently facing two powerful opponents: its own image and Congress.

Lawmakers have seized on controversies over domestic violence, child abuse and a team name to attack the NFL's tax exemption. While the individual teams generate billions in profits and pay taxes, the league office is considered a nonprofit and does not pay federal income taxes.

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2:59 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 5:15 am

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Analysis
2:59 am
Mon September 22, 2014

White House focuses Firmly On Foreign Policy

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Around the Nation
5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

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Around the Nation
4:57 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

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Research News
3:57 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

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Business
3:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'Portland, Maine' Is Tim McGraw's Break Up Song

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Well, if you got the last word, I guess that makes this the last, last word in business. And today, it is Portland, as in Portland, Maine. That's the port city about 100 miles north of Boston.

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Business
3:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

General Mills To Close 2 Plants, Hundreds To Be Let Go

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3:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

How Much Pressure Is The U.S. Really Putting On Iran?

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Animals
5:15 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

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Around the Nation
5:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

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Race
4:31 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

Author Jacqueline Woodson reads from her newest novel, Sept. 15.
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Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 12:37 pm

The first time author Jacqueline Woodson says she really understood poetry — and loved it — was after reading Langston Hughes in elementary school.

"Until then, I thought it was some code that older white people used to speak to each other. I didn't know what was going on with the line breaks and the words," Woodson recalls. "Once the floodgates opened, they opened."

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World
5:19 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

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Europe
5:04 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

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4:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest military officer, said he would recommend putting U.S. troops on the ground to fight ISIS if airstrikes are not enough to defeat the militant group.

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4:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 5:50 pm

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And today's last word in business is social media for the 1 percent. Yesterday, a new social networking site called Netropolitan launched.

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3:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

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3:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

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3:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defend the president's strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 5:50 pm

With just days to go until Congress is expected to go home until November, the House and Senate are moving quickly to pass legislation that would authorize the Obama administration's strategy to fight the so-called Islamic State group. The election year debate over the president's request is showing divisions that go beyond party lines.

There are Republicans like Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, who says he can't support a plan with language drafted by members of his own party. Gibson says right now, there's no political partner in Syria to broker an agreement with.

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Asia
5:07 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

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Around the Nation
5:01 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

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3:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

NFL Proposes Plan To Stop Domestic Violence By Its Players

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3:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Details Emerge About U.S. Plans To Fight ISIS In Iraq

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NPR Story
3:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Coca-Cola Revives Surge, A Citrus-Flavored Soda

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And today's last word in Business is a surge of nostalgia. Yesterday Coca Cola revived Surge, its 1990s-era citrus-flavored soda.

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Technology
4:38 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

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Around the Nation
4:29 am
Mon September 15, 2014

SWAT Team Startles Gamer

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Your Money
2:52 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments.
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Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 8:52 am

Millions of Americans are still grappling with debt they've accumulated since the recession hit. And new numbers out Monday show many are having a tougher time than you might think.

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting their wages garnished. That means their pay is being docked — often over an old credit card debt, medical bill or student loan.

That striking figure comes out of a collaboration between NPR and ProPublica. The reporting offers the first available national numbers on wage garnishment.

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