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Buzz Aldrin Wants People To Be Living On Mars In 24 Years

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:10am

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, and the Florida Institute of Technology are working on a plan to colonize Mars. He'd like it to happen by the 70th anniversary of his Moon landing.

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Segway-Riding Cameraman Knocks Over Sprinter Usain Bolt

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:04am

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt had just beat American Justin Gatlin in the 200 meter World Championship when a cameraman riding a Segway lost control and crashed into him. Bolt was knocked down.

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Japan's Little League Teams Train To Be Winners

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Japan's team clinched a spot in Saturday's championship games at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, drilling and group responsibility.

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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.

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White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.

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Has A Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With Gold Been Found In Poland?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Officials in Poland are investigating claims that two men have discovered a Nazi-era train full of gold. Two men, who want a finder's fee, say they found it in an abandoned coal mine.

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Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.

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White House Explores Regulatory Changes Regarding Business With Cuba

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A look at what the Obama administration is or could be doing to further ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba, even without a congressional vote to end the embargo.

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After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

French officials are hosting an emergency meeting on train security in Paris. Saturday's meeting follows last week's thwarted mass shooting against passengers on a high-speed train bound for Paris.

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A Plan To Boost Police Presence Causes Friction In The Nation's Capital

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The mayor of Washington, D.C., had a new plan to combat the city's spiking crime rate. Her idea to put more cops on the street sparked anger from the group Black Lives Matter.

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Research Results Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."

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Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.

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Movie Review: 'The Second Mother'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The Brazilian movie, The Second Mother, is a film about the unspoken class barriers that exist within a home that come crashing down when the live-in housekeeper's daughter suddenly appears.

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Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.

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Darryl Dawkins, NBA's 'Chocolate Thunder,' Dies At 58

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Ex-NBA player Darryl Dawkins was known for thunderous dunks. Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. He died on Thursday at age 58.

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California Battles The Drought With Successful Conservation Efforts

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

California's cities managed to cut their water usage by 31.3 percent during July — surpassing the amount mandated by the state's governor because of the four-year drought.

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NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The National Labor Relations Board ruling says companies that use franchises and contractors will be held responsible for working conditions of employees, even if they don't directly supervise them.

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Obama Acknowledges There's Much More Work To Do In New Orleans

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama celebrated the progress made to rebuild New Orleans but said what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

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Police In Peru Treat Lost Penguin To Dinner

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:45am

A penguin which apparently fell off of a truck led police on a wild, waddling chase. After finally apprehending the penguin, police took it to the station and prepared a meal of fish.

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Police Chief Delivers His Own Baby

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:02am

Joey Staufer, of Eagle, Colo., was driving his wife to the hospital but the baby wouldn't wait. He stopped at a highway off-ramp, and the chief delivered his daughter with directions from 911.

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