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Nicaragua Seems To Escape Problems Suffered By Its Neighbors

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

Nicaragua is unique in Central America for its low crime rate as well as how few Nicaraguan migrants make the trip north to the U.S. Why is Nicaragua bucking the regional trends?

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

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

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me." Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum But It's Hard To Get

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:30am

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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British Airways Hopes In-Flight Animals Will Cut Stress

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:19am

The airline saw research suggesting staring at adorable animals lowers your heart rate. Which explains their new entertainment channel: Paws and Relax, featuring shows like America's Cutest Dog.

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Pot Tax Fails To Be A Windfall For Colorado

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:12am

Colorado's governor expected to take in $100 million. In the fiscal year that just ended, the marijuana tax brought in $12 million. Many smokers buy medical marijuana which is taxed at a lower rate.

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Liberia Becomes Epicenter Of West Africa Ebola Crisis

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Liberia is now the nation reporting the highest number of new cases in the region. It was also a traveler from Liberia who last month carried the Ebola virus to Nigeria and sparked the outbreak there.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

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

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Germany has lowered its early retirement age by two years. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing a shortage of trained workers.

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Questions Linger Over Fatal Race Involving NASCAR's Stewart

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

The racing world is still in shock after NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a 20-year-old driver during a dirt track race over the weekend. David Greene talks to Nate Ryan, a reporter with "USA Today," about some of the aspects of motor racing culture that led to the accident.

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Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. She was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.

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Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Tensions remain high in a suburb of St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. The shooting of Michael Brown has again sparked a national outrage over the treatment of black males by police. Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the police officer who shot Brown.

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Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. More than half of that oil leaves by train or truck, but companies are working on pipelines. And one proposed pipeline would cut across the state of Iowa.

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Rare Panda Triplets Born At South China Wildlife Park

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

A trio of baby pandas, born in late July, have survived their first two weeks. They're in good health, despite their mother's bout with exhaustion, leaving them in the care of human handlers in those critical first days.

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Young Americans Make Up The Most Unemployed Generation

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.

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LA Clippers Sold To Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.

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How A Co-Worker's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Affects Colleagues

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

When a woman at work experiences breast cancer, does that make her colleagues more likely to get mammograms and be proactive about their own health?

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire Early

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Germany has lowered its retirement age to 63. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing an aging population and a shortage of trained workers.

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Referendum To Decide Fate Of Alaska's Oil Tax Cut

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.

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Caught In Cross-Fire, Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Suffer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Russian trucks are carrying aid for those caught in a battle between Ukraine's army and pro-Russia separatists. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Birnbaum, Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post.

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U.S., Iraqi Teams Aid Yazidis Trapped By Extremist Fighters

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Militants from the extremist group known as the Islamic State have trapped thousands of Yazidis on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Telegraph reporter Jonathan Krohn tells David Greene about their plight.

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