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U.S., Iraqi Teams Aid Yazidis Trapped By Extremist Fighters

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Militants from the extremist group known as the Islamic State have trapped thousands of Yazidis on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Telegraph reporter Jonathan Krohn tells David Greene about their plight.

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Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:32am

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.

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Wisconsin Man Spends Wedding Night In Jail

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:19am

After going to a bar, the man got into an argument, threw a mug of beer against a wall, nearly hit someone and was arrested. He was still dressed in his white tuxedo as police led him off to jail.

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Dead Woman Insists On 'Wizard Of Oz' Obit

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:14am

Joanna Scarpitti loved that movie so much that she made her daughter promise that when she died that a famous line would be used in her obituary. Scarpitti's obit began: "Ding dong the witch is dead."

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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:51am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.

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Oscar-Winning Actor Robin Williams Dies At 63

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California on Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alpha Exports Criticized

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

As California and part of the West move further into a record-setting drought, many are taking a new look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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Expanding Brewers Tweak Water To Match Original Taste

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

The craft beer market isn't so local anymore. Several of the most successful craft beermakers — all based in the West — are expanding to the East, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing in the East means brewers must tinker with the local water, so that the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.

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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. Her best bet in making money right now: teaching swim lessons.

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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Detroit created the car culture. And the car culture began the shopping mall. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. And now, in another twist, the mall itself is threatened by the consumer culture of the Internet.

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Religious Refugees Flee ISIS; Head To Kurdistan Border

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan Regional Government, for the latest news on the conflict with the Islamic State Of Iraq.

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Politicians Battle For Control Of Iraq's Central Government

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Iraq's president has named a prime minister designate to replace Nouri al Maliki. But Maliki denounced the move as a violation of the Iraqi constitution and refuses to leave. David Greene gets the latest from "New York Times" reporter Tim Arango.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

David Greene has business news.

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Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.

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Standoff Paralyzes New England Grocery Chain, Hurts Customers

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Worker protests have brought business to a standstill, forcing managers to tell thousands of part-time employees to stay home. Workers demand the return of their ousted CEO.

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Versatile Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Williams became a household name in 1978 starring in the TV sitcom Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting, a role which earned him an Oscar.

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Poet Jennifer Chang Reads 'Again A Solstice'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

We've been asking poets to tell us about their summers by reading us poems. Jennifer Chang was once asked to submit a summertime poem to The New York Times, but it was rejected for being too dark.

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Migrants Jam LA Courtroom For Deportation Hearing

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

A critique of America's immigration policy is that people ordered to immigration court often don't show up. Steve Inskeep went to an immigration court in Los Angeles to see if that narrative is true.

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Why Is There No Drug To Treat Ebola?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Three companies are working to develop a drug that can battle Ebola. The free market has not produced a solution — a situation the U.S. government has been trying to correct.

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