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Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says 'Our Water Is Safe'

Monday, August 04, 2014

For three days, cities in northwest Ohio had told residents not to use city water, because it had been contaminated by toxins most likely produced by blooming algae in Lake Erie.

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Morning Edition

Dallas Cowboys Print NFL Post-Season Tickets

Monday, August 04, 2014

When Cowboy season ticket holders receive their tickets to regular season games, they'll also get a sheet of tickets for the playoffs. Dallas hasn't made the playoffs in the past four years.

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Morning Edition

Giant Tortoise Leads Authorities On Low-Speed Chase

Monday, August 04, 2014

The tortoise made a run for it outside Los Angeles. It's not clear how it crept away, but once it was found, the tortoise did not lead a chase worthy of those old LA cop shows.

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Morning Edition

Algae Toxins Make Toledo's Water Undrinkable

Monday, August 04, 2014

Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are still unable to drink tap water. Tests at a water treatment plant revealed the city's water had abnormally high levels of a toxin blamed on algae from Lake Erie.

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Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Monday, August 04, 2014

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

Monday, August 04, 2014

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Monday, August 04, 2014

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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Magician Kenrick 'ICE' McDonald Sees The Light In The 'Dark Arts'

Monday, August 04, 2014

As the son of a preacher, McDonald often had to practice his magic tricks in secret while he was growing up. Now he's the first black president of the Society of American Magicians.

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What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

Monday, August 04, 2014

Americans are much less active in their leisure time than they were 20 years ago; that's true even for young people. Up to half of people say they're completely sedentary. Desk jobs don't help.

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Morning Edition

Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

Monday, August 04, 2014

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.

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Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. The goal: Get the U.S. invested in Africa, and shape a new narrative along the way.

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All Things Considered

Amid Lake Erie's Algal Bloom, Toledo's Water Woes Continue

Sunday, August 03, 2014

For the second straight day, residents of Toledo, Ohio, are without tap water. The problem is caused by the discovery of a toxin in the water supply, likely the result of an algal bloom.

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All Things Considered

Say Bye-Bye To A Beloved Kiddie Amusement Park

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Hoffman's Playland, one of a handful of kiddie parks left in the country, is getting ready to close after 62 years of merry-go-rounds, toddler trains and more pint-sized fun.

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Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wildfires are ravaging the West Coast, burning homes and prompting evacuations. Responding to wildfires has proven costly and now the Obama administration is reevaluating how it pays to fight them.

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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's one part art, one part agricultural marvel.

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All Things Considered

Bounding From Boat To Mailbox, Young Letter Carrier Delivers

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The latest this series profiles a unique job in a Wisconsin resort town. About 60 homes on a big lake get their mail delivered by a boat that never stops moving.

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9 To 5 Not For You? Try T. Rex Puppetry Or Aquatic Mail Delivery

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The daily grind isn't everyone's style. Around the nation, young people are hard at work at offbeat jobs — like tracking bats in the dark of night or wandering a museum in a 75-pound dinosaur costume.

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Comedian Irwin Corey Turns 100

Saturday, August 02, 2014

"Professor" Irwin Corey is known as "the world's foremost authority." His birthday bash was held this week at the Actors Temple in New York City.

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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