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Arizona's Boot Hill Cemetery Filled With Victims Of The Wild West

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boot Hill in Tombstone, Ariz., is the name given to an early frontier cemetery because many of the residents "died with their boots on." (This piece first aired on August 14, 2012 on Morning Edition.)
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Gangs Demand That San Salvador's Buses Stop Running, But Why?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The reasons behind the bus shutdown aren't clear, but the results have been tragic: nine drivers assassinated and a city in turmoil.
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U.S. Turkey To Create ISIS Free Zone Along Syrian Border

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

They're finalizing plans for a so-called Islamic-State-free zone inside Syria along the Turkish border. Steve Inskeep talks about the plan with Robert Ford, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria.
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Probe Reveals Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of an accident involving a commercial spaceship last year. The board says safety problems ran deep at the company which built the rocket.
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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.
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Big Cat On The Loose Worries Milwaukee Residents

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A very large cat has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee's central city and it has residents on edge. A number of witnesses claim it is a mountain lion. No one has reported their "pet" missing.
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Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Planned Parenthood Controversy

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A video involving Planned Parenthood features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says the videos are heavily edited.
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Pink Cadillacs Takeover As Mary Kay Mania Hits Dallas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mary Kay beauty consultants have been gathering in Dallas. Seminar enrollment is too huge for a single event, so five waves of sales reps — 27,000 in all — are sweeping through the convention center.
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New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently floated a plan to empty Guantanamo's detention camps and relocate "enemy combatants." The president promised in 2009 to shut down the facility.
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Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In the neighborhood considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting to keep the fast-food giant out. (This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)
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Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best-Known Lion, Is Killed

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservations. Authorities say Cecil was lured away from a protected park, wounded with a crossbow and later shot.
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South Koreans Bristle At Growing Dominance Of Family-Run Conglomerates

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A small number of family-run conglomerates dominate South Korea's economy. The biggest started as a village store in 1938. It's controlled by the same family, and is now a household name: Samsung.
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Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Paroled In November

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Israelis support the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from a U.S. jail. He was arrested in 1985 and charged with passing secrets to Israel. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Daniel Estrin.
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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.
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'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.
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A Mexican Restaurant Turned Iconic Venue? 'That's Nashville'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.
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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.
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Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.
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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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