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Police In Peru Treat Lost Penguin To Dinner

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A penguin which apparently fell off of a truck led police on a wild, waddling chase. After finally apprehending the penguin, police took it to the station and prepared a meal of fish.
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Police Chief Delivers His Own Baby

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joey Staufer, of Eagle, Colo., was driving his wife to the hospital but the baby wouldn't wait. He stopped at a highway off-ramp, and the chief delivered his daughter with directions from 911.
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Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment Bill

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner acknowledges his state is dealing with a serious heroin addiction crisis, but he is stripping a key provision from a measure aimed at tackling the problem.
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Americans Looking For Affordable Degrees Head To Germany

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More Americans are studying for graduate degrees in Germany, where many programs are taught in English and tuition is usually free. (This piece first aired on June 28, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).
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Bordelons: The Deaths Since Katrina Were Worse Than The Hurricane

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Colleen Bordelon's family was the first to return to their block in Saint Bernard Parish, outside New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, all the men in the immediate family have died.
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Hungary Erects Razor-Wire Fence To Slow Refugee Flow Into European Union

Thursday, August 27, 2015

With a surge of migrants pouring into Hungary, the government is taking a hard line against migration — adding a fence along its border with Serbia. David Greene talks to Marton Dunai of Reuters.
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Beijing Government Spurred Ordinary Investors To Make Risky Margin Bets

Thursday, August 27, 2015

China's main stock market looks like any other but there are important differences. Chinese investors have seen dramatic losses this year. Many got in the market because the government encouraged it.
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Survivor Of 'Bloody Sunday,' Amelia Boynton Robinson, Dies At 104

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In 50 years, Amelia Boynton Robinson went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside President Obama.
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China's Economic Slowdown Further Hurts Depressed Commodity Prices

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Turmoil in global stock markets have grabbed headlines, in large part due to China's shaky economy. For months, commodities worldwide have also been plunging, and much of that can be linked to China.
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Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

Thursday, August 27, 2015

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.
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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.
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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

Thursday, August 27, 2015

One of this fall's most anticipated books is about a transgender fourth-grader. Publisher Scholastic is employing some of the same marketing techniques it used for megahits like The Hunger Games.
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Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.
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The Girl Who Outlived Her Creator: Salander Returns In 'Spider's Web'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The fourth book in Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series comes out internationally today — but Larsson died in 2004, so his father and brother hired a new writer to continue the series.
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Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.
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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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In Britain, Who's Tormenting The Queen's Swans?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wild swans — which all belong by law to the queen — are among Britain's most cherished birds. But there's been an uptick in incidents of neglect and cruelty. Some swans are even being eaten.
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London's Big Ben Chimes Are Behind The Times

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Big Ben is the name for the giant bell inside Elizabeth Tower. The chimes are slow by as many as six seconds. Mechanics are placing or removing pennies from the pendulum to alter its speed.
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Australian Wombat Is Looking For Love

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Patrick is a celebrity at Ballarat Wildlife Park in Australia. He's got 30,000 Facebook followers. For his 30th birthday, he got a wheelbarrow. So like any good millennial, Patrick is now on Tinder.
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Why French Winemakers Are Seeing The World Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. Now demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.
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