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Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

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Morning Edition

Supermarket Chain Workers Get Their Beloved CEO Back

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas has regained control of the company in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The move ends a battle between rival factions of the family that left store shelves bare and stakeholders angry.

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Morning Edition

Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

Thursday, August 28, 2014

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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Morning Edition

An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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Morning Edition

A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.

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ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Under the deal, immigrants who are in the country illegally must be informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The ACLU was representing nine Mexicans and three organizations.

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All Things Considered

Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.

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At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Across the U.S., women work the kitchens of temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, putting on both simple meals and complex feasts. They see their work as serving God by serving others.

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All Things Considered

Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.

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All Things Considered

Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.

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All Things Considered

Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.

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All Things Considered

In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.

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All Things Considered

State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.

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All Things Considered

There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.

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Hate-Crime Convictions In Amish Beard-Cutting Case Thrown Out

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

An appeals court in Cincinnati ruled that it was interpersonal disagreements rather than religious beliefs that sparked the attacks.

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Morning Edition

Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

After the neighbor's attempt failed, people came out in droves to support 12-year-old TJ Guerrero in Dunedin, Fla. He made $600 in two hours.

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.

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Morning Edition

Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

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Morning Edition

Napa Tallies Quake Damage; Students To Return To Classes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.

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