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Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A jury convicted a Washington, D.C., woman of delivering marijuana. A dealer paid her to pick up the pot mailed from elsewhere and pass it off to a Maryland man. Her cut was left in a mailbox.
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Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The distillery has subwoofers next to barrels of brandy — convinced the thumping bass helps with the aging process. Some say vibrations make alcohol circulate more in the oak, adding to the flavor.
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Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Refugee camps are appearing along Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic as people flee the DR to comply with new immigration laws. It's unclear how the Haitian government will manage the crisis.
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Automakers Still Trying To Get Infotainment Systems Right

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Carmakers want desperately to provide drivers with more entertainment and information, while motorists keep their eyes on the road. Advances in voice recognition could help them do so.
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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The European Union has standards for labor, trade and sanitation, but same-sex marriage is left to member states. Only about a dozen EU countries recognize such unions.
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Research: Let Your Fingers Stroll Down Yellow Pages' Listings

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Researchers examined the quality of plumbers in the Chicago area who choose names that are designed to show up first alphabetically in the Yellow Pages. The first company isn't necessarily the best.
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Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The animated rabbit is well known for starring in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar-nominated short A Wild Hare.
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Boston Drops Out Of The Running For 2024 Olympic Games

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bostonians are breathing a sigh of relief or regretting a lost opportunity — depending on how they felt about the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Opponents said the games would run over budget.
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China's Stock Market Unnerves Investors With Another Nosedive

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

China's stock market continues to fall on the heels of a big drop in June. Steve Inskeep talks to Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management, about China's stock market woes.
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Cardinals Hire Jen Welter, Possibly NFL's First Female Coach

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Officials with the Arizona Cardinals say Jen Welter will be working with inside linebackers. David Greene talks to Kent Somers, the Cardinals beat reporter for The Arizona Republic.
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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced the plan to replace LaGuardia airport with a new terminal, at a projected cost of $4 billion. Construction is expected to begin next year.
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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?
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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Let our panel of public radio hosts turn you on to new music by Raury, Dafnis Prieto, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lianne La Havas and more.
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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.
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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been helping children in Los Angeles learn to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.
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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Monday, July 27, 2015

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.
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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

Monday, July 27, 2015

Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.
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