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NCAA Ruling Heralds A New, And Murky, Era

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A U.S. district court judge ruled that the NCAA was violating federal anti-trust law by prohibiting payments to athletes whose names, images and likenesses are used in video games and TV broadcasts. The NCAA has appealed. So, what now?
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As Kiev Cites Progress, Opposing Convoys Head To Ukraine's East

Thursday, August 14, 2014

There's been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with shelling in the region's major city of Donetsk and government forces reporting more success in their battles with separatists. Meanwhile, both Ukrainian and Russian aid convoys are heading toward the area, though it's unclear how the Russian trucks plan to enter Ukraine.
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Strife In Ferguson Focuses Microscope On Police Diversity

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Capt. Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, about efforts to diversify police forces nationwide, the impact that diversity has on communities and the challenges in recruiting minorities to the profession.
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Once-Thriving Heart Of The Eurozone Stagnates

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The eurozone economy slowed to a crawl in the second quarter of 2014, according to reports released Thursday. The German economy actually contracted, and France stayed flat.
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Would You Share The President's Fries?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When President Obama visited Kansas City for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.
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Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Researchers created a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots to do their bidding. So far, the only job they're given is to arrange themselves into a shape. But future versions could perform all sorts of tasks.
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Hagel Says Rescue Mission At Iraq's Mt. Sinjar Is No Longer Needed

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fewer Yazidis were on the mountain and they were in better condition than expected, Hagel says. The area has been under siege by militants. Robert Seigel discusses the decision with NPR's David Welna.
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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.
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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.
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In Hashtag Protest, 'Black Twitter' Shows Its Strength

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown caught fire on Twitter. The response demonstrated the scope of what's informally known as Black Twitter.
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Forget The Bake Sale: Some Of School's Funds Come From Bars And Brothels

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Schools across the U.S. are preparing for students' return by looking for ways to supplement budgets. One Nevada school district is turning to unlikely sources of funding: liquor and prostitution.
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Years After Tragedy, Tesoro Ducks Penalties For Refinery Deaths

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Workers at U.S. oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. When accidents do kill American workers, the companies they work for rarely pay a heavy price.
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UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UNICEF predicts that Africa will have more than 4 billion people by 2100. Depending on how Africa's governments handle the upswing, that could mean a boom in the economy or a rise in mass poverty.
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The Countless Lives Of Lauren Bacall

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bob Mondello remembers Lauren Bacall, an actress who constantly reinvented herself.
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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Peña's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.
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Letters: A Paper Route Ride Along And Comforting Words From An IT Man

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a ride along on a newspaper route and a heartfelt reassurance from an IT professional.
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Between Ferguson's Police And Population, A Racial Divide

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with local political leader Patricia Bynes of Ferguson, Mo., about the clashes between residents and police taking place there since the weekend. Unrest erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police recently in the St. Louis suburb.
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With New Parenting Apps, More Dads Are Phoning It In

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Move over, parenting books: Apps are one of the newest ways that dads can learn how to be dads. Dave Burton, creator of the app Quick Tips for New Dads, explains.
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Once Gateways, Turkey's Border Towns Now Close Doors On Islamic State

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

After a long period of supporting Islamist militants like the Islamic State, Turkish towns along the Syrian border are now cracking down. Souad Mekhennet co-wrote a story in The Washington Post about the formerly friendly attitude and its reversal. She speaks with Robert Siegel.
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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.
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