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Kazakhstan Promises 'Real Winter Wonderland' In Bid To Host 2022 Games

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday whether to accept the bid by Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to stage the 2022 Winter Games, or instead offer it to rival contender Beijing.
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3 University Of Virginia Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone' Over Retracted Story

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Three UVA graduates at the center of the debunked story about rape at the school sued Rolling Stone, its publisher and the reporter for defamation. The magazine's managing editor resigned this week.
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'Listen To Me Marlon' Explores Brando's Life In His Own Words

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The documentary, Listen to Me Marlon, tells the story of legendary actor Marlon Brando through hours of personal audio recordings. NPR's Melissa Block talks to director Stevan Riley about the film.
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Maryland Governor To Close Baltimore City Jail Over Corruption

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the closure of the Baltimore City Men's Detention Center on Thursday. The jail, which is run by the state, has been plagued by corruption and deplorable conditions.
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Shell Announces Plans To Eliminate 6,500 Jobs

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to eliminate 6,500 jobs as slumping oil prices force the industry to make adjustments. Shell's profits fell by more than 30 percent in the second quarter.
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Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Office of Exorcism reports a sharp increase in cases over the past decade — more than its five-man team can handle. Warning: It's a high-stress job. The priests believe the demons strike back.
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As Cemetery Building Booms, Veterans Hope To Be Buried Close To Home

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Veterans Affairs is funding a major expansion in burial places all across the country. Vets who live close to a new cemetery in Goldsboro, N.C., see it as the place they want to be buried, with honor.
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Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Either China or Kazakhstan will be chosen on Friday as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. European nations have been scared off by the cost of hosting the event, but China has the ambition and the money to match.
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AP Study Finds Viruses Linked To Raw Sewage In Rio De Janeiro Olympic Waters

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with the AP's Brazil bureau chief Brad Brooks about the investigation, which found high levels of dangerous viruses in water venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

Thursday, July 30, 2015

An Egyptian-American and her husband have been held in Cairo prisons for more than a year. They're accused of abusing street children in the shelter they ran, but the government has shown little evidence and may be after them because of suspected political activity.
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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.
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Buddy Emmons, The Pedal-Steel Guitarist Who 'Taught Everybody To Play,' Has Died

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The legendary musician worked with everyone from Ray Price to Ray Charles while making a complicated instrument seem effortless. He died Wednesday at 78.
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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.
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Four Composers, One (Nearly) Impossible Mission To Reinvent A Classic Theme

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Four different composers have scored the Mission: Impossible stories on the big screen. All have had to contend with the iconic music Lalo Schifrin wrote for the TV series.
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Mexico's Soccer Coach Fired After Punching TV Reporter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to ESPN soccer commentator Fernando Palomo about Miguel Herrera's coaching style, legacy and strange appeal.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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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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