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Spain Forced To Cope With Surge In African Migrants

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

A record number of African migrants have reached Spain over the past few days. More than 1,000 landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.

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Mideast Tensions Force Arab-Israeli Writer To Leave Jerusalem

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

Sayed Kashua had assimilated into Israeli society as much as any Arab could. But last month, the Arab-Israeli writer packed up and left Israel. Steve Inskeep talks to Kashua about what life has been like for Israel's 1.6 million Arabs, and why he felt it was no longer safe for him and his family to stay in Israel.

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

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

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.

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Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

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

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.

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In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

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

A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.

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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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