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Security Camera Footage Could Track Suspects

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:27am

A woman in Seattle said a small aircraft was hovering outside her window. Two men piloting the craft packed up their gear and fled before police arrived. The men may be on security tapes.

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New York Bill Would Ban Selfies With Tigers

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:19am

Dating sites are filled with pictures of single men showing off their adventurous yet tender sides by cuddling with the big cats. Anyone caught posing next to a tiger would be fined up to $500.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

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

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Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh realities if action isn't taken.

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How Much Does Iran Dominate Iraq's Government?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

The Iraq crisis could draw the U.S. and Iran into an uneasy alliance. To sort out the regional dynamics, Steve Inskeep talks to Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution

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Chicago Program Designed To Prevent White Flight Gets Renewed Attention

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

The origins of the tax districts stem from an effort decades ago to retain white residents who were concerned their property values would plummet if black families moved into their neighborhoods.

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Electric Utilities Keep On Current Consolidation Path

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

Wisconsin Energy Corporation plans to buy Integrys Energy Group in a $9.1 billion deal. The newly created four-state utility will have 4.3 million customers.

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In Iraq, Shiites Take Up Arms Against Sunni Militants

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07am

As Sunni extremists take over much of the north and west of the country, Shiites are fighting back. It brings back memories of the bloody years of sectarian strife that U.S. troops fought to subdue.

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Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:39am

In recent years, Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses. An estimate 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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A Bear On The Loose In Washington

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:32am

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:31am

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:28am

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:27am

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:26am

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:26am

The designer and his lover, Pierre Berge, had deliberately defined roles — Saint Laurent was the fragile artist and Berge was the ultimate manager. A new film tells their story.

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Netanyahu Blames Hamas For Kidnapping Of Teens

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:28am

Israel's military has been rounding up politicians or operatives linked with Hamas after the kidnapping of three teenagers. Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Summer Has Arrived And So Have The Great Whites

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:48am

A new report finds a big jump in the number of great white sharks off the East Coast — up to 5,000 of them.

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Scientists Observe Springtime Changes On One of Saturn's Moons

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:33am

On Titan, summer is almost three years away. But in a dark, placid ocean of natural gas, scientists have spotted something that could be the first inkling of springtime.

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Scientists Observe Springtime Changes In Titan's Northern Seas

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:33am

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been monitoring Saturn's moon Titan for 10 years. Cornell researchers spotted some bright spots that might be the first sign of seasons on Titan's lakes.

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Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:21am

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.

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