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How To Mark 10 Years Of Co-Hosting 'Morning Edition'? Take A Break!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Renee Montagne says so long for now. This is the 10th year that she and Steve Inskeep have hosted the show together, and she says she's celebrating by taking a very long (three-month) vacation.

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Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?

Friday, August 01, 2014

It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.

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Pa. Man's Parting Message: 'Please Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'

Friday, August 01, 2014

Kevin McGroarty left behind his own obituary when he died last week at age 53, after — as he put it — "battling a long fight with mediocracy."

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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Friday, August 01, 2014

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Friday, August 01, 2014

Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.

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Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

Friday, August 01, 2014

Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.

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Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers. Lawyers and immigration judges say the move undermines due process and will lead to further delays in already clogged courts. The ACLU earlier filed a suit over lack of representation.

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Economists Expect Strong July Jobs Report

Friday, August 01, 2014

The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

Friday, August 01, 2014

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

Friday, August 01, 2014

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

Friday, August 01, 2014

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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For One Recent College Grad In D.C., Job Interviews Are Dead Ends

Friday, August 01, 2014

All summer we're focusing on out-of-work youth and how they're getting by. 21-year-old Sarai Johnson graduated from Howard University in May. She says she's learned to swallow her pride when it comes to doing certain jobs.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

Friday, August 01, 2014

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Never Mind The Cronut. Now There's An Ice Cream Sundae In A Can

Friday, August 01, 2014

The creator of the cronut — half croissant, half donut — is out with the new product: a mix of vanilla, chocolate chip and root beer ice cream with toppings in a pop-top tin, for $15.

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Metropolitan Opera Postpones Lockout

Friday, August 01, 2014

Contracts for 15 of the Met's unions were set to expire at midnight. Shortly after the deadline, Met management announced they'd postpone a lockout until at least Sunday.

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James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up': Heroic Acting In A Disjointed Film

Friday, August 01, 2014

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Get On Up," a biopic about James Brown. Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul.

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Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

Friday, August 01, 2014

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Friday, August 01, 2014

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Friday, August 01, 2014

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.

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