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After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, about cities' reluctance to host the Olympics.
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Obama Administration Officials Take The 'Malign' Line On Iran

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

'Malign' is the buzzword of the moment among administration officials to describe Iran's activities in the region. NPR takes a look at the use of the word.
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From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.
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Greenpeace Activists Protest Shell Oil's Plan To Drill In The Arctic Ocean

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with KUCB reporter John Ryan about how protesters are trying to block Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic by keeping a Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Ore.
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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Probation With A Therapeutic Approach Keeps Kids Out Of Juvenile Hall

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In some places in the U.S., many kids end up in juvenile hall because of minor probation violations. But in Wayne County, Mich., the system has reduced rates through a therapeutic approach.
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Google Brings Internet Service To Sri Lanka Through, Balloons?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Google has successfully launched its "Project Loon" in Sri Lanka. The goal of the program is to use a series of high-altitude balloons to bring 3G service to underserved areas.
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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.
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Politics Overshadows U.S. Tech Firms' Hopes For Entering Iran

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

With a young, well-educated population, Iran has the potential to be a boom market for tech. But sanctions and negative political implications for doing business there seem to limit prospects.
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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted In Killing Of Black Motorist

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An Ohio grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, who was pulled over on July 19 because he was missing license plate.
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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.
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Senate Republicans Raise Concerns About Lifting Iran Economic Sanctions

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Senate Republicans expressed skepticism about the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, including concern that the deal would allow Iran to acquire missiles and conventional arms in the coming years.
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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.
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With 'Paper Towns,' Author John Green Reopens Search For Agloe, N.Y.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in any real sense. Instead, it's among a number of fakes that mapmakers planted to foil plagiarists. It inspired John Green to write his book (and now movie) Paper Towns.
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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law.
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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Free Of Charge

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The release of Microsoft's Windows 10 could have a big impact on the computer industry. It is giving away the update for free and relying more on sales of apps, games and web services for revenue.
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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.
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At Least 1,500 Migrants Attempt To Storm English Channel Tunnel In France

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Sudanese man was found dead after nearly 1,500 migrants attempted the journey to Britain through the Channel Tunnel Tuesday night. France is boosting security at the tunnel entrance.
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Barricaded In, Myanmar's Rohingya Struggle To Survive In Ghettos And Camps

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Habibullah considers himself lucky. His movements are restricted but he and his family live in their longtime house in a police-guarded ghetto. Many of his neighbors were forced into internment camps.
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Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A summer program at Johns Hopkins University puts high schoolers' ingenuity to the test — building bridges out of nothing but spaghetti and glue.
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