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Tensions Heat Up In South China Sea Between China, Vietnam

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

China's decision to park an oil rig some 120 miles off Vietnam's coast has raised tensions between the two Asian neighbors.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.

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Debate Endures Over Tax Exempt Status Of Crossroads GPS

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Crossroads GPS, the social welfare organization guided by conservative strategist Karl Rove, is practically invisible so far in the midterm political battles.

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In Ukraine, Two men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The region in eastern Ukraine currently has two governors. One is appointed by the interim government in Kiev, the other is the self-appointed leader of pro-Moscow separatists.

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Museum Visitors Name New Species Of Wasp

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

A newly-discovered species of Thai wasp will be called Ampulex Dementor after the soul-sucking Dementors in Harry Potter. The name was chosen after voting at Berlin's Natural History Museum.

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Oklahoma Delays Next Execution For 6 Months

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

The execution of Charles Warner has been delayed while the state investigates last week's botched execution. Details of the bungled execution have ignited debate, and invigorated legal challenges.

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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:52am

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?

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Gay-Friendly Book Selections Put College Funding At Risk

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:43am

College students in South Carolina state colleges are rallying against what they see as a conservative attack on academic freedom.

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Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36am

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!

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Saying Goodbye To A Friend Who's 'Ready To Go Home'

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:35am

Eddie Lanier was homeless when David Wright brought him home years ago for a shower and a meal. Today, Eddie is terminally ill and in hospice care — but he's not afraid to die, he tells his friend.

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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:34am

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.

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Calif. Boy Enjoys Homemade Roller Coaster

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:45am

Ten-year-old Lyle Pemble loves roller coasters so he asked his dad to build one in the backyard. It took six weeks to complete the project.

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Businessman Buys 'Born To Run' Draft

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:38am

It's a single sheet of paper, with the original version of the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." A businessman paid almost $200,000 for the manuscript, now on display at Duke.

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U.S. Team To Assist Nigeria In Locating Kidnapped School Girls

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Gen. Carter Ham about U.S. assistance to Nigeria to help locate and rescue kidnapped schoolgirls. Ham was the commander of the U.S. African Command from 2011 to 2013.

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Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Now Hold Jobs In U.S.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.

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Women On Capitol Hill May Be Better At Crossing Party Lines

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?

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Bipartisan Bill Would End NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.

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Lack Of Trust Hurts Peacekeeper Mission In Central African Republic

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Wood about his recent visit to the Central African Republic. He's a contributing editor at "The New Republic." He traveled to Africa with support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

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