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Politics In The News: Iowa Poll News

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

According to the latest poll results, Donald Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is closing in on Hillary Clinton.

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Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into 'Girl Waits With Gun'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Stewart about her novel Girl Waits With Gun. It's based on the story of a woman who went on to become one of the first female deputy sheriffs in early 20th century America.

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Court In Egypt Jails Al-Jazeera Journalists After Retrial

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the Al-Jazeera journalists to prison after being retried on charges of broadcasting false news. More than 20 journalists are incarcerated in Egypt.

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Settled Migrants In Greece Reach Out To Help Newcomers

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

Afghan refugees are camped out in an Athens park, waiting for papers to get out of Greece. They live in donated tents and get clothes, medicine and food from volunteers — including fellow migrants.

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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week to highlight his push to fight global warming. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:16am

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.

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The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:03am

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But, the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

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To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:03am

Doctors and parents often miss the signs of female athlete triad syndrome — low energy, low bone density and irregular menstruation in an otherwise healthy-looking girl or teen.

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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:03am

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:02am

Tiny island nations, Latin American developing countries, and even non-joiners like Switzerland have all found more power and influence in climate negotiations after forming or joining a group.

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Buzz Aldrin Wants People To Be Living On Mars In 24 Years

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:10am

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, and the Florida Institute of Technology are working on a plan to colonize Mars. He'd like it to happen by the 70th anniversary of his Moon landing.

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Segway-Riding Cameraman Knocks Over Sprinter Usain Bolt

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:04am

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt had just beat American Justin Gatlin in the 200 meter World Championship when a cameraman riding a Segway lost control and crashed into him. Bolt was knocked down.

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Japan's Little League Teams Train To Be Winners

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Japan's team clinched a spot in Saturday's championship games at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, drilling and group responsibility.

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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.

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White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.

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Has A Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With Gold Been Found In Poland?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Officials in Poland are investigating claims that two men have discovered a Nazi-era train full of gold. Two men, who want a finder's fee, say they found it in an abandoned coal mine.

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Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.

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White House Explores Regulatory Changes Regarding Business With Cuba

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A look at what the Obama administration is or could be doing to further ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba, even without a congressional vote to end the embargo.

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After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

French officials are hosting an emergency meeting on train security in Paris. Saturday's meeting follows last week's thwarted mass shooting against passengers on a high-speed train bound for Paris.

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A Plan To Boost Police Presence Causes Friction In The Nation's Capital

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The mayor of Washington, D.C., had a new plan to combat the city's spiking crime rate. Her idea to put more cops on the street sparked anger from the group Black Lives Matter.

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