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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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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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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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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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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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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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Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Earlier in the day it looked like a resolution was possible, but ultimately talks between the country and a group of creditors broke down in New York. The first time the country defaulted was in 2002.
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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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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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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Republicans in the House voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.
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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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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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Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.
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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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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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OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.
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A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
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The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.
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