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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Latest Protests In Ferguson, Mo., Don't Take Violent Turn

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

It was a stark contrast to this week's four nights of clashes with heavily armed police. Protesters were demonstrating Saturday's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:00am

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:52am

Patsy Hathaway, who is white, thought "love would conquer all" when it came to how others would treat her adopted son, Alex Landau. That changed after he was severely beaten when he was 19.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:31am

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Chicken Trying To Cross The Road Impedes Traffic

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:30am

"This is actually not a prank," said the man who called in the incident near Portland, Oregon.

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To Unburden Bridge, Paris Discourages Love Locks

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 6:23am

People have been putting padlocks on a bridge over the river Seine as a symbol of their love. So many attached love locks that the weight is damaging bridge railings.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire Extension

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Another temporary cease-fire is in effect between Israel and Hamas. Egypt's foreign minister is leading indirect talks and says the sides have agreed to a five-day extension.

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Northern Iraq Burdened With Military, Humanitarian Crises

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

In this segment, Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the latest U.S. thinking on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. David Greene gets an assessment of the U.S. military's re-engagement in Iraq from retired General Michael Barbero, a veteran of three tours of duty there.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

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

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Business News

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Police Arrest 'Post' Reporter Covering Mo. Shooting Aftermath

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

When police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered up everyone at a McDonald's restaurant Wednesday night, two reporters were also taken into custody. Steve Inskeep talks to Wesley Lowery of "The Washington Post," who was one of the reporters arrested.

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You Know Him As An Actor But Jeff Goldblum Is A Musician Too

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Actor Jeff Goldblum hosts a weekly jazz show in Los Angeles with his band, "The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra." For more than 15 years, he's worked the shows around his acting schedule.

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Spain Forced To Cope With Surge In African Migrants

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.

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Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Doctors Without Borders is preparing to re-open what will be only the second Ebola isolation unit in Liberia. The unit was closed when the aid group Samaritan's Purse pulled out of the country last month. Now Liberia will again have two Ebola treatment centers, but Doctors Without Borders says it is still not enough to stop the upward spiral of Ebola cases.

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Spain Forced To Cope With Surge In African Migrants

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.

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Mideast Tensions Force Arab-Israeli Writer To Leave Jerusalem

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Sayed Kashua had assimilated into Israeli society as much as any Arab could. But last month, the Arab-Israeli writer packed up and left Israel. Steve Inskeep talks to Kashua about what life has been like for Israel's 1.6 million Arabs, and why he felt it was no longer safe for him and his family to stay in Israel.

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.

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Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.

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