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Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:04am

A jury convicted a Washington, D.C., woman of delivering marijuana. A dealer paid her to pick up the pot mailed from elsewhere and pass it off to a Maryland man. Her cut was left in a mailbox.

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Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:47am

The distillery has subwoofers next to barrels of brandy — convinced the thumping bass helps with the aging process. Some say vibrations make alcohol circulate more in the oak, adding to the flavor.

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Cardinals Hire Jen Welter, Possibly NFL's First Female Coach

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Officials with the Arizona Cardinals say Jen Welter will be working with inside linebackers. David Greene talks to Kent Somers, the Cardinals beat reporter for The Arizona Republic.

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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Makeover

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced the plan to replace LaGuardia airport with a new terminal, at a projected cost of $4 billion. Construction is expected to begin next year.

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Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Bugs Bunny is 75 years old. The animated rabbit is well known for starring in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar-nominated short "A Wild Hare." Mel Blanc gave him a voice, chewing real carrots as he delivered Bugs's signature catchphrase: "What's up Doc?"

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Boston Drops Out Of The Running For 2024 Olympic Games

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Bostonians are breathing a sigh of relief or regretting a lost opportunity — depending on how they felt about the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Opponents said the games would run over budget.

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China's Stock Market Unnerves Investors With Another Nosedive

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

China's stock market continues to fall on the heels of a big drop in June, and a government effort failed to prop up the market. Steve Inskeep talks to Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management, about China's recent stock market woes.

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Automakers Still Trying To Get Infotainment Systems Right

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Carmakers want desperately to provide drivers with more entertainment and information, while you keep your eyes on the road. Advances in voice recognition could help them do so.

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Research: Your Fingers Should Walk Further Down Yellow Pages' Listings

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Researchers examine the quality of plumbers in the Chicago area who choose names that are designed to show up first alphabetically in the Yellow Pages. For example, AAAA Plumbing.

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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

The European Union has standards for labor, trade and sanitation, but same-sex marriage is left to member states. Only about a dozen EU countries recognize such unions.

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Research: Let Your Fingers Stroll Down Yellow Pages' Listings

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Researchers examined the quality of plumbers in the Chicago area who choose names that are designed to show up first alphabetically in the Yellow Pages. The first company isn't necessarily the best.

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Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Refugee camps are appearing along Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic as people flee the DR to comply with new immigration laws. It's unclear how the Haitian government will manage the crisis.

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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:06am

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:05am

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

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The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:03am

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the evemt has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:02am

Let our panel of public radio hosts turn you on to new music by Raury, Dafnis Prieto, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lianne La Havas and more.

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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:00am

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:57am

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been making children in LA water-safe by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

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Free Speech Lawsuit Centers On Health Warnings On Soda

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:39am

San Francisco requires health warnings on soda. The American Beverage Association sued — contending a warning label violates the First Amendment by interfering with the "free market of ideas."

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Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:36am

At the contest in Key West, Fla., Charlie Boice's beard was white enough, and on the 15th try, he won. He beat a field that included the husband of celebrity cook Paula Deen.

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