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LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple

Monday, July 28, 2014

In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.

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Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68

Monday, July 28, 2014

Long-time NPR correspondent Margot Adler passed away at the age of 68, after a battle with cancer. Adler's work ranged from the serious to the whimsical and often showcased her love of New York City.

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It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

Monday, July 28, 2014

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

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In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.

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After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

Monday, July 28, 2014

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One

Monday, July 28, 2014

After graduation, Mason Kerwick landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, he'll drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile, marketing the peanut brand.

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International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

Monday, July 28, 2014

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

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In A Household Of 6 Brothers, Wrestling Decides What's Right

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jon Scieska, an award-winning children's book author and the webmaster of Guys Read, shares the trials of growing up in a house with five brothers — and what they taught him about being a man.

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Book Review: 'A Replacement Life'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews A Replacement Life, Boris Fishman's humorous account of Holocaust survivors in today's New York.

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An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More

Monday, July 28, 2014

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.

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Box Office Wallows In A Summer Slump, And Some Seek To Find Out Why

Monday, July 28, 2014

Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.

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NPR Host Michel Martin's Own 'Letter From A Birmingham Jail'

Monday, July 28, 2014

After seven years hosting NPR's Tell Me More, Michel Martin felt she had left some of her own struggles unspoken: the unique challenges for women of color trying to balance work and family.

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Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

Monday, July 28, 2014

The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.

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'Like' Something? Social Networks Would Like You To Buy It Too, Please

Monday, July 28, 2014

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly finding ways to move into e-commerce, adding buttons and acquiring startups that encourage users to buy products on their sites. Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times discusses the moves with Audie Cornish.

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This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close

Monday, July 28, 2014

An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.

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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart

Monday, July 28, 2014

The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

Monday, July 28, 2014

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

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