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VW To Expand Chattanooga Plant

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

German automaker Volkswagen will add 2,000 new jobs at the Tennessee plant. They'll make a new seven-passenger SUV.

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Morning Edition

Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

About 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then the CO2 will be injected into a nearby oil field to help boost crude production.

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Morning Edition

Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Russell Stover has a long history, a large distribution network and loyal U.S. customers — the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghirardelli and Lindor.

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Morning Edition

Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning that 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

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All Things Considered

For Immigrant Children Crossing Border, Fears Meet Court Backlog

Monday, July 14, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with Michelle Abarca, a supervising attorney with the Americans for Immigrant Justice, on how the surge in unaccompanied children has impacted her organization.

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All Things Considered

This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity

Monday, July 14, 2014

When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.

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All Things Considered

The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Be a man" — it's a mandate most boys hear at least once in their lives. Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says it can leave boys ill-equipped to face life's real challenges.

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Fresh Air

How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company

Monday, July 14, 2014

Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.

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All Things Considered

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

Monday, July 14, 2014

You and your friends may have more than music and movies in common. Friends typically have more genetic similarities than strangers, researchers say. That may have evolutionary advantages.

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Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

Monday, July 14, 2014

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.

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Why A Spoonful Of Medicine Can Be A Big Safety Risk For Kids

Monday, July 14, 2014

Parents are used to seeing medication doses in tablespoons or teaspoons, but a study shows that using these units increases the risk that they will give their children the wrong dose of medicine.

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A Year After Trayvon-Zimmerman Verdict, What's Changed?

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's been one year since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Michel Martin asks a roundtable of commentators for their reflections on the anniversary.

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Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

Monday, July 14, 2014

Host Michel Martin speaks with religious leaders about how faith organizations are responding to the recent surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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All Things Considered

Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

Monday, July 14, 2014

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Monday, July 14, 2014

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.

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Morning Edition

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert

Monday, July 14, 2014

Four hours of music was piped through underwater speakers. Songs from Flipper and The Little Mermaid were played for divers, snorkelers and marine life.

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Morning Edition

Study: Older Americans Aim To Stay Independent In Their Homes

Monday, July 14, 2014

A study from Georgetown and Phillips Inc. finds that the vast majority of Americans want to age in their homes. But that they have taken no steps to make their homes suitable for aging in place.

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Morning Edition

Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fifty years ago, when the ultra-conservative wing of the GOP overthrew Republican moderates to choose Barry Goldwater as the party standard-bearer, black voters deserted the GOP in droves.

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Morning Edition

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Monday, July 14, 2014

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.

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Morning Edition

How Banning One Question Could Help Ex-Offenders Land A Job

Monday, July 14, 2014

Some say the box on job applications that asks, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" prevents ex-offenders from getting a fair shot. New laws prohibit firms from asking about a criminal record.

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