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Record Recalls May Not Necessarily Hurt Auto Industry

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.

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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.

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Bar Patron Blames Brazil's Government For World Cup Loss

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.

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Egypt's Gas Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is a necessary measure to address the deficit, people are angry that life just became even less affordable.

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Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.

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In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:21am

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones like Brazil's brutal defeat.

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A Golf Prodigy Grows Up, And Goes All The Way To The Top

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:34am

Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, says commentator Frank Deford. Michelle Wie, the 24-year-old golfer, may now be the best-known golfer in the world.

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Self-Described Optimist Taylor Swift On The Future Of Music

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:50am

In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."

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London Netflix Office Searches For Qualified Couch Potato

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:52am

The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.

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Buddhist Monks Face Jail Time For July 4 Fireworks Display

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:35am

Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.

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Some Parole Requirements Could Be Increasing The Crime Rate

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.

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Richard Dreyfus' Children: 'JAWS' Makes No Sense

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ben and Emily Dreyfus, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfus. They recently watch JAWS again. Their father starred in the 1975 movie.

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For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.

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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

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

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Business News

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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First Trial Begins For A Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

A friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges — saying he did everything he could to cooperate with authorities.

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Last Rebel Stronghold In Syria May Fall To Government Troops

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.

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NPR Poll Reveals Despised And Acceptable Terms For Aging

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.

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Brazil Faces Germany Without 2 Of Its Best Players

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?

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