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U.S. Court: Mexican Teen Killed By Border Patrol Had Rights

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The appeals court ruled that the teenager shot and killed on U.S. soil can claim constitutional protection. The ruling reverses part of a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by the boy's family.

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Birth Control Ruling Is A Setback For White House

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The Obama administration is looking for another way to promote broader access to birth control, now that the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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Supreme Court Ruling Draws Attention To Business Lingo

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Monday's Supreme Court ruling regarding Hobby Lobby and contraception used the business phrase: closely held for-profit corporations. What exactly does closely held mean?

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Rivalry: Spanish Speakers Flood Portuguese-Speaking Brazil

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Most Brazilians speak English and Spanish with an accent. But Brazilians seem to take great offense to World Cup visitors speaking Portuguese with an accent.

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U.S. Plays Belgium In World Cup's Knockout Stage

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The U.S. men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday at the World Cup in Brazil. There is no room for error in the match against Belgium — lose and the U.S. team is finished.

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Journalist Reflects On Karzai's Legacy After Rare Access To Afghan Leader

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to Afghan journalist Mujib Mashal about his recent profile of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in The Atlantic magazine.

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Supreme Court Wraps Up Term Issuing 2 Major Decisions

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

One order issued by the court is a major setback for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a victory for for-profit corporations. The other is a major defeat for public employee unions.

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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:16am

Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.

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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:31pm

The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.

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Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:13am

The U.S. has banned the import of Scotland's national dish for decades because it contains sheep's lung. Britain will make the case to the U.S. Agriculture secretary to lift that ban on haggis.

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1950 World Cup Ticketholder Gets Tickets For 2014 Game

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:08am

Sanch Belmot, 85, missed the 1950 World Cup final to be with his dying mom. Brazil lost that match. His old ticket will go into a museum in exchange for 3 tickets to this year's final.

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'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 5:52am

The movie brilliantly tells the story of how an Italian-owned pizzeria becomes a flashpoint for racial unrest in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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Denver Interactive Street Arcade Attracts Gamers Of All Ages

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

This summer, people in Denver are taking to the streets to play video games. It's part of a new immersive and interactive street festival that's transforming two downtown city blocks into custom video games. They're played on giant LED screens and accompanied by musicians from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

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Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

In an era of airline consolidation and downsizing, something unusual is happening at SeaTac Airport near Seattle. Delta Air Lines is building up its Seattle operation into a hub and gateway to Asia. That's good for Western travelers as the added competition holds down fares and spawns frequent flier bonuses. It's probably not so good for the bottom line of Delta's erstwhile partner, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

President Obama on Monday plans to present to Congress a package of proposals to deal with the huge influx of children over the border from Mexico. The staggering numbers have overwhelmed detention centers and temporary shelters. His request comes at a time when the Republican House leaders claim that Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

David Greene and Renee Montagne have today's Last Word in business.

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Business News

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

David Greene has business news.

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Small But Steady Downward Trend In U.S. Executions

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

The death penalty is in trouble — drug shortages, botched executions and lawsuits are calling the idea of a "humane" execution into question. Some states are returning to previously abandoned methods.

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China Tries To Establish Foothold In Zambia, Tanzania

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

Africa is big business for China. Howard French, author of China's Second Continent, talks to Steve Inskeep about why some African countries are of particular interest to Chinese leaders.

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In Unofficial Referendum, Hong Kong Voters Demand Change

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

Residents of the Chinese territory went to the polls for democratic change. The vote was not binding, but organizers are threatening mass demonstrations if the results aren't heeded.

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