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Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports. The investigation began about three years ago, after Icahn bought a large stake in Clorox company. Well-timed trading around that bid made some investors a lot of money.

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India's New Prime Minister Makes A Stand On Foreign Policy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu leader, defied expectations on his first day in office by holding a micro-summit with India's principle rival Muslim Pakistan.

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Syria Election Expected To Give Assad Another Term

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Syrians are set to vote in a presidential elections on Tuesday, which Western observers are calling a farce. David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of "The Wall Street Journal."

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign Comes To Inaugural BookCon

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all white lineup.

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BookExpo Criticized For Disproportionate White Author Lineup

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The book industry has concluded its annual conference in New York City. Saturday's panel was put together after complaints were voiced that all the participating children's book authors were white.

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Commodities Traders: 'The Secret Club That Runs That World'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:30am

David Greene talks to reporter Kate Kelly about her new book, The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders.

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For One Soldier At Tiananmen, A Day 'Never Forgotten'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:36am

Chen Guang is now an artist, and since early May, he has been held in police detention after staging a performance that was a comment on attempts to expunge the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.

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Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:57am

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For 'Indefensible' Treatment Delays

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:04am

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.

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Cracks Appear On Ledge Of Chicago's Willis Tower

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:11am

When some tourists stepped out onto the glass ledge 103 floors up, they heard cracking. An official insists it was just the protective coating that shattered beneath their feet.

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Rare Right-Wing Party Favors EU Integration, Joining Nato

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:06am

The Svoboda party is Ukraine's mainstream nationalist party. But as Europe's far-right parties rise up from the fringes, Svoboda is now the odd man out: anti-Putin and pro-EU.

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Judge Rules Tenn. Town Can Change Its Name To Rocky Top

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:55am

The song 'Rocky Top' is about a fictional place in the Tennessee hills. Developers wanted to change the name of an existing town to Rocky Top but the song's publisher tried to stop them.

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:19am

China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:19am

China is no stranger to ethnic violence but suicide bombings are something new. China's government blames the changing nature of the attacks on foreign Islamist influence.

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Political Chaos Reins 3 Years After Moammar Gadhaf'si Ouster

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:07am

Two men claim to be Libya's prime minister. At the same time, a renegade general has gathered forces and is attacking Benghazi. Libyans who can afford to are fleeing the country.

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Colombian Rebel Group FARC Becomes World's Oldest Guerrilla Army

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

In May 1964, a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, began its fight to overthrow the Colombian government. Fifty years later, the FARC is still fighting, making it the world's oldest guerrilla army. The two sides are now holding peace talks in Cuba.

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Sen. Corker Wants To See More Lasting Show Of Force In Eastern Europe

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

President Obama this week laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and in an interview with NPR. Steve Inskeep talks to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for reaction to what the president said.

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Will The U.S. Arm Syrian Rebels?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

President Obama has said that the answer to the conflict in Syria is not an intervention by the U.S. military. The U.S. has been working to strengthen the moderate opposition. What are the U.S. objectives in Syria?

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U.N. Chief Paints A Bleak Picture For Humanitarian Access In Syria

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The U.N. Security Council is once again grappling with a key issue in Syria: how to help civilians caught up in a conflict. The council has been paralyzed on most issues related to Syria, but it did pass a resolution earlier this year calling for humanitarian access.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

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

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