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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.
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What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? Michigan Radio's Sarah Alvarez offers a peek at the standards at work in a second grade math class.
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Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nearly two weeks since a Malaysia Airlines flight was downed over eastern Ukraine, fighting in the region continues to delay the start of an investigation. For more, Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Sonne, the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Senators Roll Out A Bill To Curb Sexual Assault On Campus

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on American college campuses. If passed, the bill would force colleges to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.
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A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
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A Tour Of The Tower That Fell Into Squatters' Hands

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

One of the tallest skyscrapers in Venezuela has been occupied by some 3,000 squatters since 2007. The half-finished "Tower of David" — named for its financier, David Brillembourg — is now being evacuated by the Venezuelan government. Ari Shapiro talks to architecture critic Justin McGuirk about the building.
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'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average, responding to these fires has been costly. Now, the Obama administration is re-evaluating how it pays for fighting them.
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Fast Growth Does Little To Budge Fed's Caution — For Now

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Federal Reserve policymakers are announcing that the Fed plans to leave short-term interest rates at a level near zero. This, despite an economy that grew at a surprisingly strong 4 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter.
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Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
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Late Rally From Argentina's Banks Fails To Delay Default

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Argentina's biggest banks stepped forward with an 11th-hour bid to save the country from default, but the country and its creditors failed to reach a deal. Argentina now faces an imminent default.
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Meet HitchBOT, The Robotic Hitchhiking Wonder

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it's just embarked on a trip across Canada.
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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.
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Should America Keep Its Aging Nuclear Missiles?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The U.S. arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles is decades old and will have to be replaced. Now some are questioning whether the weapons are worth the cost.
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The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.
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France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it has created 2,500 jobs.
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