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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.

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Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer From Desired Goal

Friday, July 31, 2015

Simon Dominguez jumped in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge โ€” attempting to be the first person to swim 28 miles to the Farallon Islands. He was very close and then a shark fin appeared.

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People Who Text While Walking Develop Protective Shuffle

Friday, July 31, 2015

A study finds text-walkers go 25 percent slower than the flow and high step over curbs. Researchers call it "adopting a protective gait pattern."

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Here's How To Identify Sounds You Hear In Nature

Friday, July 31, 2015

Morning Edition seeks the sounds of animals from listeners' backyards for a new series about decoding nature. Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will help identify animals in the recordings.

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Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise โ€” raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.

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Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, July 31, 2015

Israel is among the critics of the Iran nuclear agreement. Steve Inskeep talks to Efraim Halevy, ex-head of Israel's national intelligence agency, who sees the deal as a step in the right direction.

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Despite Record Heat, Californians Used Less Water In June

Friday, July 31, 2015

Water use in California dropped by 27 percent in urban areas during June. These new numbers show that mandatory conservation targets imposed because of the severe drought are affecting water use.

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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

Friday, July 31, 2015

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.

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IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

With the selection over the Kazakh city Almaty, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail Ordered Closed By Md. Governor

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Baltimore City Detention Center houses 750 prisoners. It was built before the Civil War, and according to criminal justice activists, it is prone to floods, power failures, mold and vermin.

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Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings

Friday, July 31, 2015

People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. What happened next?

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

Friday, July 31, 2015

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," one activist said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

Friday, July 31, 2015

These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our Planet Money team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worried.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Friday, July 31, 2015

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

Friday, July 31, 2015

An estimated 4 to 6 million land mines are scattered throughout Cambodia, one of the world's worst-affected places. Rats possessing an exceptional sense of smell are being trained to detect the mines.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Friday, July 31, 2015

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

Friday, July 31, 2015

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in Vietnam, earned decorations for his service and retired as a major. But all his life, there was one thing he could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.

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To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

Friday, July 31, 2015

Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.

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