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Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause

11 hours 46 min ago

Stuart Kettell also has stalked a town on stilts and run in a human-sized hamster wheel to support cancer patients. His stunts have raised nearly $70,000. He's pushing this sprout with his nose.

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Red Robin's 'Monster' Burger Wins Xtreme Eating Awards

11 hours 48 min ago

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.

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Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage

12 hours 34 min ago

Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.

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Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

12 hours 34 min ago

The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.

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With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved

12 hours 34 min ago

Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.

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Last Word

12 hours 34 min ago

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have today's last word in business.

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Business News

12 hours 34 min ago

Linda Wertheimer has this morning's business news.

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Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?

12 hours 34 min ago

Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.

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Water, Electricity And Other Needs In Short Supply In Gaza

12 hours 34 min ago

In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.

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As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

12 hours 34 min ago

More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

12 hours 34 min ago

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

12 hours 34 min ago

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.

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Community Prosecutions Credited With Drops In Crime

12 hours 35 min ago

Placing prosecutors in a neighborhood instead of a courtroom is a different kind of "law and order." A University of Chicago law professor says his research shows community prosecution has had an immediate and measurable impact on violent crime.

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A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

12 hours 35 min ago

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.

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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Lawsuit Against Him

12 hours 35 min ago

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

12 hours 35 min ago

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.

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Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?

12 hours 35 min ago

Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.

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Milwaukee Neighborhood Rallies To Put Young Boys On The Right Path

12 hours 35 min ago

Activists are trying to teach boys the value of hard work and respect through neighborhood cleanups and mentoring sessions. The community pays the boys $20 for four hours of work.

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France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:09am

The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."

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NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:58am

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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