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Soccer Fans Eager To Get World Cup Action Underway

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Despite strikes and protests, fans are converging on Brazil in advance of the World Cup. The soccer tournament starts on Thursday. People from all over the world are getting into the soccer spirit.

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EPA Rules Force Washington To Cut Emissions More Than Other States

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

President Obama has announced strict new carbon emissions regulations. Washington state has the largest reduction target — about 72 percent overall. But it's likely the state will meet that goal by continuing policies it's already pursing, such as closing its last coal plant and turning to more renewable energy sources.

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Clinton Uses 'Hard Choices' Book Tour To Steer Benghazi Message

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Republicans have been using the attack in Libya against her. Analysts say while Clinton is talking about Benghazi, she is defining the issue herself well ahead of any political campaign.

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Shocking Upset: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat Tuesday night. Cantor was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner.

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Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to the city's professional sports stadiums/

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Community Sourced Capital Connects Businesses With Local Funds

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Americans are increasingly looking outside the banking system for loans and alternative ways to raise money. There's another lending model — one that capitalizes on communities.

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Business News

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

David Greene has business news.

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Catholic Prep School Helps Detroit's Minority Students Succeed In College

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Amid all the national discussion about helping minority students succeed in college, a chain of private Catholic high schools is being held up as a model.

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Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately.

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Project Eavesdrop: What Passive Surveillance Collects

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Over the past year, we've learned a lot about what the National Security Agency is capable of doing. Out technology correspondent Steve Henn — along with partners from two other organizations — allowed his phone and Internet use to be tapped and watched to see what was revealed. In the second part of our series, Henn reports on what he learned during one week of surveillance.

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Schools Want Congress To Relax Healthy Meal Act Standards

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

Lawmakers in the House intend to vote soon on funds for the $15 billion school meals program. Passage would undermine nutrition standards set five years ago by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight, Big Food Money Flows

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:25am

The school nutrition association that supported imposing healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program has reversed itself, and is supporting a waiver for schools to delay them.

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Go Ahead, Host A Giant Sports Spectacular. But It Will Cost You

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:40am

Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.

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College For Free: Tulsa Radical Idea

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:37am

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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Love Locks Weigh Paris Bridge Down

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:53am

The bridge closed briefly after part of it crumbled under the weight of thousands of padlocks hooked there to symbolize endless love.

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We Said 'Tie', Listeners Told Us We Were Wrong

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 6:50am

On Monday's show, we mentioned a tie in soccer. Listeners let us know it's not a tie, it's a draw. Also, it's not 2 goals to nothing, it's 2 to nil.

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Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't 'Second Guess' Bergdahl Swap

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:50am

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," will be published on Tuesday, June 10.

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Business News

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:39am

David Greene has business news.

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Taliban Claim Credit For Another Attack In Karachi

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:37am

Militants are attacking a security training facility at the Karachi airport. This incident comes less than 2 days after gunmen killed more than a dozen people during an attack on the Karachi airport.

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Second Amendment's Only Sentence Generates Recurrent Debate

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law — about his new book, a biography of the second amendment.

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