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David Greene

Environmental Engineer and Senior Researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, TN

David Greene appears in the following:

Negotiators Gather In Vienna For Talks On Iran's Nukes

Monday, March 17, 2014

With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna.

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Brutality Against Protesters Deepens Divisions In Ukraine

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Thousands of protesters in Ukraine continue to occupy Kiev's Maidan square and to prevent the government from functioning after President Victor Yanukovich refused to allow the country to strengthen trade ties with the European Union. Ukraine is under intense Russian pressure to continue aligning itself with a customs union comprising countries of the former Soviet Union.

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Biden's Pre-Planned Asia Visit Becomes High-Stakes Mission

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Asia was supposed to be about trade. Biden's first stop is in Japan, which is anxious for support from its U.S. ally in its confrontation with China over the sovereignty of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Biden will then visit Beijing, which wants the U.S. to reign in what it sees as Japanese nationalist aggression. The trip ends in South Korea, which has its own issues with Japan and China.

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College Football Winds Down Ahead Of Final BCS Championship

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's rivalry week in college football. And this weekend, there's some extra spice as games from Alabama to Florida to Michigan could have an impact on which two teams end up playing for the national championship.

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Since Post-Vietnam Era, Fewer Veterans In Congress

Monday, November 11, 2013

The camaraderie that veterans talk about used to be true in Congress too — partly because many members had served in the military. But today's Congress has very few veterans in its ranks, about 20 percent, compared with more than three-quarters in the post-Vietnam era. What does that number mean politically.

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Expectations Grow For Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Friday, November 08, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva to join other major powers involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran hopes the international community will ease crippling economic sanctions in exchange for capping some of its atomic activities.

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Why Do People Agree To Work In Boring Jobs?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

In the essay "The Myth of Sisyphus," philosopher Albert Camus — who would have turned 100 on Thursday — explored the nature of boring work. There's new psychological research into why people end up in boring jobs.

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Politics: Mixed Messages Regarding Iran, U.S. Elections

Monday, November 04, 2013

As Iran is set to hold nuclear talks with world powers, the Obama administration is working to convince senators to hold off on additional sanctions. And on Tuesday, voters across the country will go to the polls to elect mayors, governors and other officials.

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BlackBerry Abandons Plans To Sell Itself, Replaces CEO

Monday, November 04, 2013

A few weeks ago, the smartphone maker announced it had signed a letter of intent to sell the company valued at $4.7 billion to Fairfax Financial Holdings. Instead, in a statement released Monday, BlackBerry announced it will receive a $1 billion investment from Fairfax Financial and others. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins will step down and be replaced by interim CEO John Chen.

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SAC Capital Agrees To Plead Guilty To Insider Trading

Monday, November 04, 2013

The hedge fund giant also agreed to pay a $1.8 billion fine to settle charges. Prosecutors say that insider trading at the company was substantial, pervasive and on a scale without known precedent in the hedge fund industry.

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Murder Trial Begins For Egypt's Ex-President Then Adjourns

Monday, November 04, 2013

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi got off to a raucous start in Cairo on Monday. The country's first democratically-elected president is charged with inciting violence and murder. The judge adjourned the case until January.

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Why We Care More About Losses Than Gains

Friday, October 25, 2013

People care more about losing a dollar than gaining a dollar. This ideal, known as loss aversion, has national consequences, too, according to new research. David Greene discusses the phenomenon with NPR's Shankar Vedantam.

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How One D.C. Suburb Set A Gold Standard For Commuting

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It may come as a surprise to riders on Metro's Orange Line in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C., but the area sets the bar for suburban transit. A decision in the 1960s to run the subway under this area transformed it from downtrodden to vibrant. But for a community so dependent on the subway, is this as good as it gets?

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What To Watch For In The World Series

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

David Greene talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about this year's World Series, which starts Wednesday night in Boston.

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World War II Veteran Honored Decades Later

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

World War II veteran Phillip Coon received three medals Monday night in a quiet ceremony at Tulsa International Airport.

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Key Members Of Congress Briefed On Syria Intelligence

Friday, August 30, 2013

President Obama is trying to convince Congress to get on board with his plans for Syria. Thursday night, some key members of Congress heard from top White House officials during a 90 minute phone call.

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2013 College Football Season Opens On Thursday

Thursday, August 29, 2013

College football fans are excited. NCAA Division 1 play starts Thursday night with 17 games on the schedule. Most of the heavyweights, including top-ranked Alabama, start their campaigns Saturday.

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Crowd Amped Up For March On Washington Commemoration

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thousands descended on the National Mall on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. President Obama will be among the speakers.

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One Historic March, Countless Striking Moments

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What if Twitter existed 50 years ago, on this monumental anniversary of the March on Washington? Our answer: @TodayIn1963. We've been reporting events of the summer of '63 as if they were happening now, in real-time, through this Twitter account.

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White House Appears Closer To Military Action In Syria

Monday, August 26, 2013

President Obama heads into this week facing a major decision on how to handle what appears to be the use of chemical weapons by the government in Syria. At the same time, he's preparing to speak at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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