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Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

There's fierce resistance in Europe to a new free trade treaty that is being negotiated with the U.S., especially when it comes to food. That argument is reflected in opposition to a plan for opening a McDonalds in a Paris neighborhood.(Stations note: This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)

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Gangs Demand That San Salvador's Buses Stop Running ... But Why?

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

The reasons behind the bus shutdown aren't clear. But the results have been tragic: Nine drivers assassinated, a city in turmoil.

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New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently floated a plan to empty Guantanamo's detention camps and relocate "enemy combatants." The president promised in 2009 to shut down the facility.

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New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently floated a plan to empty Guantanamo's detention camps and relocate "enemy combatants." The president promised in 2009 to shut down the facility.

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Big Cat On The Loose Worries Milwaukee Residents

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

A very large cat has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee's central city and it has residents on edge. A number of witnesses claim it is a mountain lion. No one has reported their "pet" missing.

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U.S. Turkey To Create ISIS Free Zone Along Syrian Border

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

They're finalizing plans for a so-called Islamic-State-free zone inside Syria along the Turkish border. Steve Inskeep talks about the plan with Robert Ford, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria.

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Pink Cadillacs Takeover As Mary Kay Mania Hits Dallas

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

Mary Kay beauty consultants have been gathering in Dallas. Seminar enrollment is too huge for a single event, so five waves of sales reps — 27,000 in all — are sweeping through the convention center.

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Probe Reveals Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of an accident involving a commercial spaceship last year. The board says safety problems ran deep at the company which built the rocket.

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South Koreans Bristle At Growing Dominance Of Family-Run Conglomerates

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

A small number of family-run conglomerates dominate South Korea's economy. The biggest started as a village store in 1938. It's controlled by the same family, and is now a household name: Samsung.

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Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Planned Parenthood Controversy

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

A video involving Planned Parenthood features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says the videos are heavily edited.

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Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Paroled In November

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

Israelis support the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from a U.S. jail. He was arrested in 1985 and charged with passing secrets to Israel. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Daniel Estrin.

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Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best-Known Lion, Is Killed

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservations. Authorities say Cecil was lured away from a protected park, wounded with a crossbow and later shot.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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Action On Guantanamo Will Likely Wait Until After Congresss' Summer Recess

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

Congressional Republicans have demanded the White House send them a plan for closing the lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently outlined such a plan.

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Gangs Accused Of Shutting Down San Salvador's Transit System

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:05am

Buses drivers in El Salvador's capital city were told to stop driving their routes, and at least eight drivers were killed. This is the latest development in one of the word's most violent countries.

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:00am

Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.

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'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:59am

The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.

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Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:04am

A jury convicted a Washington, D.C., woman of delivering marijuana. A dealer paid her to pick up the pot mailed from elsewhere and pass it off to a Maryland man. Her cut was left in a mailbox.

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Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:47am

The distillery has subwoofers next to barrels of brandy — convinced the thumping bass helps with the aging process. Some say vibrations make alcohol circulate more in the oak, adding to the flavor.

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Cardinals Hire Jen Welter, Possibly NFL's First Female Coach

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Officials with the Arizona Cardinals say Jen Welter will be working with inside linebackers. David Greene talks to Kent Somers, the Cardinals beat reporter for The Arizona Republic.

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