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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.

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No. 1 With A Bullet Point: To Get Research Cited, Make Sure It's Listed First

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Sometimes our eyes are just drawn to the top of a list. Using a regular e-mail of headlines sent out to economists, a study found the ones listed higher get read more — and cited more in future work.

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Does Nuclear Agreement Strengthen Iran's Drive To Be A Regional Power?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne hears about the latest Iranian reaction to the nuclear deal from the Carnegie Endowment's Karim Sadjadpour, who explains what this means for Iran's future as a regional power.

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To Syrians, Deal With Iran Simply Steadies Assad Regime

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Not everyone is cheering the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. Among the critics is Saeed al Batal, a Syrian photographer who decries Iran's support of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Iran Pact Takes Nukes Off Table, But Could Cause Buildup Of Other Weapons

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

The lifting of an arms embargoon Iran alarms U.S. allies in the Middle East. Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates want more weapons to counter an anticipated Iranian arms-buying spree.

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Spieth Looks To Win Year's Third Major, Where Golf Legends Have Fallen

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

The U.S. golfing phenom won the first two majors of the year, and this weekend he goes for a third at the British Open. It's an achievement that Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods.

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Negotiators' Bonds, Commitment And Devotion To Details Got Iran Deal Done

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

NPR gets the back story of the years-long negotiations that produced the Iran nuclear deal from journalist Robin Wright. She's traveled to Tehran and spoken with negotiators on both sides of the deal.

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Iran Nuclear Deal Leaves Plenty Of Room For Disagreement

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

The nuclear deal with Iran has some hard-fought gains for the U.S. and other world powers seeking to limit Iran's nuclear program. But critics worry the bulky agreement still gives Iran wiggle room.

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Report: Mergers Have Cut Airline Competition At Many Airports, Raising Fares

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

An AP investigation has found that the fewer the airlines that serve an airport, the costlier its flights are. Recent mergers have cut the number of major U.S. air carriers from nine to four.

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Prosecutors Say Theater Shooter's Detailed Plan Showed Intent — And Sanity

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Jurors in the trial James Holmes heard closing arguments Tuesday. Colorado Public Radio's Ben Markus reports on the cases made for and against Holmes' insanity at the time of the killings.

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Obama Sees Long Legacy For Iran Deal; GOP's 2016 Candidates Want It Gone

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

In touting Tuesday's Iran accord, President Obama said it would lend strength to future U.S. presidents. But several Republicans vying to be next in the Oval Office strongly disagreed with the deal.

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Some Greeks Are Finding Opportunity Amid Their Economy's Uncertainty

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

In Greece, not all the smart, young people are leaving. Some are using the crisis as an opportunity to start a new business — including one woman who want to make trucking in Greece more efficient.

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Iran Nuclear Pact Could Spark Buildup Of Conventional Weapons

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

As part of the nuclear deal, an embargo on selling conventional arms to Iran will be lifted in five years. This makes U.S. allies in the Middle East uneasy, and they may want more weapons themselves.

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After Iran Nuclear Deal, What's Israel's Next Step?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:05am

U.S. and Iranian officials are praising the nuclear agreement reached Tuesday. For more on the reaction in Israel, David Greene talks to journalist Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem.

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What Iran's Regional Rivals Are Saying About The Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:29am

American and Iranian officials are praising the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. But Iran is a regional rival to many Arab states — many would say a regional threat.

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In Congress, A Mixed Reaction To Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:23am

World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.

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Obama: Iran Nuclear Pact Provides 'Constant International Supervision'

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:21am

The president promised to veto any congressional attempt to reject the deal he and other Western powers reached early Tuesday. NPR's Tamara Keith and Michele Kelemen provide analysis of his remarks.

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You've Heard Of Hot Dogs, Here's A Hot Cat

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:50am

A feline stowaway survived a 28-mile journey in the piping-hot engine compartment of a pickup truck.

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Following A Groundbreaking Pact, Taking The Temperature In Tehran

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:51am

Renee Montagne talks with Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, about how Iranians are reacting to the nuclear deal reached with the U.S. and other western powers.

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Republicans Likely Will Oppose Iran Deal, But Find It Hard To Derail

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:49am

If Congress passes a measure of disapproval regarding the lifting of Iran sanctions, President Obama likely would veto it — meaning a two-thirds majority would have to opposed Tuesday's agreement.

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