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U.S. Border Patrol Chief Faces Media Scrutiny Head-On

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

For many months, we've been reporting on the Border Patrol's controversial use of force along the U.S. Mexico border. On Friday, we'll hear from the new commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Gil Kerlikowske, and find out why he's pushing for more transparency at his agency.

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Children Are Fleeing For Their Lives, Says Journalist Covering Border Crisis

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Sonia Nazario talks about her recent trip to Honduras, the epicenter of violence that has gripped Central America and pushed north tens of thousands of migrant children and families. In a Pulitzer Prize-winning account in the "Los Angeles Times," Nazario long ago chronicled the dangers of street gangs who target teens, and the treacherous journey young people have taken to reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program Are Likely To Be Extended

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

President Obama says talks on Iran's nuclear program have shown "real progress" and there's a "credible way forward." That's the strongest indication yet that the negotiations will be extended beyond Sunday's deadline.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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U.S. Firms Beat Corporate Taxes By Moving Their Headquarters Abroad

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about corporate income taxes. Many businesses, analysts and politicians argue the U.S. system is broken.

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Treasury Secretary Calls For Corporate Tax Code Overhaul

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is asking U.S. companies to show their patriotism by resisting the temptation to reduce their tax bill by moving abroad. He was interviewed by CNBC on Wednesday.

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Evaluating The Benefits And Costs Of Patents

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

The electric car company Tesla recently announced it was putting its patents in the public domain. Our Planet Money team looks at what would happen if we got rid of patents all together.

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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.

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California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Unlike many recent death penalty rulings, the decision wasn't focused on the method of execution, but on the fact that executions in California are so rarely carried out. The last was in 2006.

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Gaza Conflict Confounds Israeli, Palestinian Mourners

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

A funeral was held for the first Israeli killed in the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas. On the other side of the Gaza border, a funeral was held for one of four Palestinian boys killed.

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Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:32am

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down.

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3 Vintage VW Buses Stolen From Hotel Parking Lot

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:59am

The Tillamook cheese vans, which are bright orange, were on a publicity tour in Sacramento, Calif. Two men have been arrested.

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YMCA Campers Mistaken For Migrant Kids Headed For Detention

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:53am

Protesters in Oracle, Ariz., are concerned about migrant children reaching the U.S. State Rep. Adam Kwasman says he saw a yellow bus full of kids, their faces full of fear. The kids were campers.

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Young Pakistani Activist Urges Nigeria To Do More For Kidnapped Girls

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:40am

It's been three months since Islamist extremists kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria. Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai appealed to the captors to free the girls.

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House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts, which could jeopardize hundreds of projects.

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Israelis, Palestinians Defy Recent Violence To Break Fast Together

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

For the last week, the stories from the Middle East have been about death and destruction. The conflict between Israel and Gaza is in its ninth day, with no obvious end in sight. Amid the violence, some Israelis and Palestinians meet to share an end-of-fast meal.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Pakistani award-winning author Jamil Ahmad has died at the age of 83. Steve Inskeep revisits an interview with the author of "The Wandering Falcon" — who published his debut novel at the age of 79.

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