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Duke Bourbon Raises Challenge From University

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The estate of actor John Wayne, who was known as the Duke, wants to sell a brand of bourbon with his likeness. Duke University says the bourbon would tarnish the Duke name.

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Morning Edition

'Breaking Bad' Expected To Get Emmy Nod For Final Season

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards are announced in Hollywood Thursday. The big category this year is expected to be drama with shows like True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Fargo.

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Morning Edition

Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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Morning Edition

FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.

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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.

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Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights There

Thursday, July 10, 2014

American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.

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Morning Edition

Detroit Shuts Off Water As It Tries To Collect Millions Owed

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.

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Morning Edition

University Of Michigan Plant Is Definitely A Late Bloomer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A botanist at the University of Michigan describes a plant that is blooming at the arboretum there for the first time in 80 years.

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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.

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Morning Edition

Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Set Out For U.S. Border

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News, who's in Honduras, about what's driving the influx of young illegal migrants.

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Morning Edition

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced In Corruption Case

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.

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Morning Edition

Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.

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All Things Considered

For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

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An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.

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All Things Considered

On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.

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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.

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Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

John Kalymon, who became a U.S. citizen in 1955, was under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II. But he had denied he had ever shot at Jews.

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All Things Considered

Humpty's 2nd Fall Calls For An Artist, Not An Army

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Ore., only one man is needed to put him back together again: theme park owner and sculptor of Humpty himself, artist Roger Tofte.

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All Things Considered

Against The Dire Headlines, A Few Words In Defense Of Fraternities

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Fraternities have received plenty of negative press recently, both for hazing incidents gone wrong and for sexual assault at campus parties. Several young men across the U.S. explain why they joined.

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