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Show On ABC Is Part Of Disney's Effort To Revive Muppet Franchise

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

ABC announced that it's bringing back the Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy and friends will star in a new series this fall.

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5 Killed In Amtrack Train Derailment In Philadelphia

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

An Amtrak train that was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York Tuesday night derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. At least five people were killed. Dozens of others were taken to area hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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In Bangladesh, A Third Atheist Blogger Is Hacked To Death

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

Ananta Bijoy Das wrote for a website once moderated by another writer, killed in a similar way. To learn more, Steve Inskeep talks to Syed Zain Al-Mahmood of The Wall Street Journal in Dhaka.

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Obama Lays The Foundation For A Post White House Life

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

In addition to his presidential library, Obama will focus on young people — particularly young men of color through an organization he started at the White House called My Brother's Keeper.

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Vote On Obama's Fast-Track Trade Bill Blocked By Senate Democrats

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats kept trade legislation from moving forward, dealing a blow to President Obama's agenda. Republicans and the White House now grapple with what comes next.

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Pressure Is On Finalists At National Geographic Bee

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

On Wednesday, 10 young students will compete in the final rounds of the National Geographic Bee. Some of these fourth to eighth graders have been studying geography since preschool.

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5 Killed In Amtrak Train Derailment In Philadelphia

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

An Amtrak train that was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York Tuesday night derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. Dozens of people were taken to area hospitals.

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Refugee Arrivals To German Town Delayed After Shelter Is Destroyed

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks with Volker Herzon, the mayor of Vorra, Germany, about how the town plans to adjust to the arrival of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

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EU Commission To Submit Plan To Share In Migrant Burden

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:07am

The European Union is planning to propose to its 28-member nations a quota on migrants entering Europe. It also is seeking military action against people smuggling migrants out of Libya.

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Imprisoned Nuclear Activist Nun Granted Victory On Appeal

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:02am

A federal appeals court thew out the most serious charge, sabotage, against 85-year-old Sister Megan Rice. Her case gained attention after supporters said she was being held in unfair conditions.

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The 13 Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered From The Press

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:01am

It has been more than three weeks since Hillary Clinton has answered a question from the press. That hasn't stopped reporters from trying.

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Was 'Deflategate' About Tom Brady's Legacy Or His Ego?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:23am

"Deflategate" is as much about vanity as it is about victory, says commentator Frank Deford.

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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:33am

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.

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IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:12am

For a couple of days in a trendy London neighborhood, customers can book a bed and order a traditional Swedish morning meal at a pop-up IKEA.

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Bangladesh's Supreme Court Bans National Anthem As A Ringtone

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:04am

The high court says the country's national anthem should not be a "business tool."

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Sold Out Grateful Dead Chicago Concerts Brings Out High-End Scalpers

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Some sellers are offering three-day packages for the Grateful Dead concerts for more than $100,000. Steve Inskeep talks to drummer Bill Kreutzmann, for his thoughts on the six-figure tickets.

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Venezuela Faces Crime Epidemic

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Venezuela is facing an epidemic of crime. With 16,000 homicides last year, it became the world's second deadliest country. But even as crime climbs, the number of police battling criminals is falling.

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Report: Corrections Officers Use Excessive Force Against Inmates With Mental Illness

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

A new report concludes staff working in U.S. jails and prisons often use unnecessary, excessive and even malicious force against inmates with mental disabilities. Human Rights Watch says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.

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Kerry Flies To Russia To Discuss Ukraine, Syria Conflicts With Putin

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the war in Ukraine broke out. Kerry's staff says he wants to keep maintain direct lines of communication and make sure that U.S. views are clearly conveyed.

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NFL QB Tom Brady Will Sit Out 4 Games For Deflated Balls Scandal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

The NFL has given New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady a four-game suspension for his part in deflategate — the controversy over under-inflated footballs in January's AFC championship game. An investigation found that Brady was "generally aware" that Patriots employees were letting air out of the balls. Under-inflated balls are easier to grip.

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