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Air Raid Sirens Keep Israelis On High Alert

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Etgar Keret about tensions on the streets of Tel Aviv during the current violence with Hamas, and what the difference is between peace and compromise.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Chocolatier Lindt To Buy Russell Stover

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The Swiss chocolate maker Lindt has announced plans to buy Russell Stover. The Kansas City based company has a long history, a large distribution network and many loyal customers in the U.S., the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghiradelli, and Lindor. Analysts say the acquisition will round out Lindt's U.S. offerings.

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Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Work is starting on the world's largest carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery project. It will capture about 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then it will inject the CO2 into a nearby oil field. That should allow the companies to boost the oil field's output from 500 barrels of crude per day to 15,000.

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Business News

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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U.S.-Trained Iraqi Army Failed To Stand Up To Insurgents

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, an author of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, about U.S. military strategy and policy during and after the Iraq war.

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Artists Try To Fuse Cultural Differences Between Miami And Cuba

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

A visiting artist from Cuba joins two Cuban-American artists from Miami for a discussion on what life is like for a typical Cuban family.

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Hamas Rejects Egypt's Cease-Fire Proposal

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:11am

The military wing of Hamas published a statement early Tuesday saying it rejected the Egyptian cease-fire proposal as tantamount to surrender.

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Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:36am

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:32am

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:30am

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.

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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:29am

Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.

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Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:28am

A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants.

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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:59pm

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.

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Citigroup Settles Subprime Mortgage Case For $7 Billion

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:34am

Citigroup has settled civil charges related to the marketing of mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Some of the money will go toward mortgage relief.

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Citigroup Agrees To Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:58am

Citigroup will pay $4 billion to the Justice Department and spend $2.5 billion to help struggling homeowners modify their mortgages. And, talks are underway between the government and Bank of America.

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McDonald's Is A Popular Wedding Destination In Hong Kong

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:19am

McDonald's there are offering wedding packages. It seems the young couples have fond memories of first dates at the McDonald's — where love blossoms under golden arches.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:10am

Four hours of music was piped through underwater speakers. Songs from Flipper and The Little Mermaid were played for divers, snorkelers and marine life.

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France Celebrates Bastille Day

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

July 14th is Bastille Day in France. On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution. Much like July 4th in the U.S., July 14th is a national holiday across France.

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Israel's Ambassador To U.S. Comments On Conflict In Gaza

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:05am

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further. Tensions are mounting as the Israeli government continues its aerial bombardment of Gaza and Hamas continues firing rockets into Israel.

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