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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Morning Edition

Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Morning Edition

Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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Highway Bill As Establishment Vs. Tea Party, Chapter 943

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The same groups that pushed for tactics that resulted in a government shutdown in 2013 urged a "no" vote on a short-term highway bill Tuesday.

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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

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All Things Considered

A Peacock Murder Mystery: (Pea)Fowl Play In California

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The boisterous birds are a familiar sight in an upscale community near LA, but in recent years they've become a source of conflict. Now, someone is killing them — 20 in the past six months alone.

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What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's not easy to scan a baby brain, so scientists used a kind of scanner that lets the infants wiggle at will. They could see how speech sounds activate motor regions in babies' brains.

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All Things Considered

Fate Of Decades-Old Cigar Factory Dangles By A Phrase

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Florida once had 150 cigar factories but now there's just one left. The J.C. Newman company worries that new FDA rules on cigars may put it out of business. Now, it's enlisting the help of elected officials in Florida.

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All Things Considered

California Rolls Out Statewide Restrictions On Water Use

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

California is set to impose mandatory water restrictions Tuesday. Urban water users will be prohibited from spraying down pavement, watering landscaping in a way that causes runoff and running fountains that do not re-circulate their water.

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Why Some Politicians Turn Down Free Money

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Once in a while, elected officials turn down raises because they think it looks bad if they're also having to cut budgets or raise taxes. Sometimes, though, they're genuinely altruistic.

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Two Former State Attorneys General Arrested In Utah

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The former chief law enforcement officers face 23 counts of bribery, obstruction of justice and other charges. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert calls it "a black eye" for the state.

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In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Peace Corps has announced that it's streamlining its application process so volunteers won't have to spend hours doing paperwork or wait a year to find out if they're being sent abroad.

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In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The new documentary, produced by Jeb Bush Jr., explores the topic of immigration reform through the lives of undocumented students who win an underwater robotics competition.

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With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses the challenges of caring for an elderly parent or loved one, especially when it comes to needing guardianship.

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Most Employers See A Benefit In Covering Contraceptives

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The recent Supreme Court ruling gives employers more latitude in refusing to pay for certain kinds of birth control for employees. But most companies won't go that route, analysts predict.

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Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.

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Morning Edition

Giant Snails Stopped From Entery The U.S. At LAX

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.

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Morning Edition

Vegas Authorities Bust Up World Cup Betting Ring

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.

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