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Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was devoted to public service. He was a state senator and champion of civil rights. Those who knew him say he was a natural leader, whether in politics or in the church.

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DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

To stop elephant slaughter in Africa, zoologist Sam Wasser spent years extracting DNA from elephant dung and tissue. Much of the world's poached ivory, he discovered, comes from just three places.

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What We Know About The Charleston Church Shooting

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:25am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne offer a wrap-up of what we know, as of Thursday morning, about the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that left 9 people dead on Wednesday night.

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Local Official: Charleston Residents Somber In Wake Of 'Unthinkable' Shooting

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:25am

For the latest on how Charleston, S.C., residents are reacting to the shooting at a local church, which killed nine people, Renee Montagne speaks with Charleston County Council member Henry Darby.

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Authorities Arrest Suspect in South Carolina Church Shooting

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:24am

Police say they have arrested Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect, in Shelby, N.C. Robert Costa of The Washington Post joins Renee Montagne to offer the latest on the investigation.

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Authorities Search For Suspect Who Killed 9 At S.C. Church

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:40am

A manhunt is underway in Charleston, S.C., for a man police suspect opened fire and killed nine people during a prayer meeting at one of city's oldest historically black churches Wednesday evening.

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Swiss Ambassador Wants Diplomatic Immunity From Golf Balls

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:05am

The Swiss ambassador to Venezuela lives near a golf course. He says if a golf ball flies into the residence it could violate the Vienna Convention, which assures diplomats can work without harassment.

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University Gives Texters Their Own Slow Lane

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 5:44am

Walking and texting was creating a problem at Utah Valley University. The school came up with a fix: It marked a slow lane on one of its stairwells just for students who are glued to their screens.

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9 Die In Charleston, S.C. Church Shooting

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Eight people were found shot to death at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Another person died at a hospital. Authorities are searching for the suspect.

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FCC Fines AT&T For False Data Plan Promises

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Wireless carrier AT&T got hit with a $100 million fine — the largest ever proposed by regulators at the FCC. The company is accused of falsely promising "unlimited" data plans, which it disputes.

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Probe Expands Into Prison Worker Charged With Helping Escapees

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Investigators have revealed more details in their case against Joyce Mitchell, the civilian employee accused of helping two convicted murderers escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York.

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Reports: Brian Williams Out As 'Nightly News' Anchor But Will Stay With NBC

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Several reports indicate Brian Williams will remain at NBC but will no longer anchor the Nightly News. Williams was suspended after it turned out some of the stories he told about himself were false.

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Watching Cat Videos Serves Useful Purpose, Research Finds

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

A survey published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior finds that cat videos can boost a person's mood. Nearly 7,000 people were surveyed about Internet cat videos.

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Pollster Tells GOP Presidential Candidates To Recognize Voter Demographics

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to GOP pollster Whit Ayres about the 2016 Republican presidential field. What will take for the GOP to win the race? Ayres is working with Marco Rubio's presidential campaign.

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FCC To Fine AT&T For False Data Plan Promises

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Wireless carrier AT&T faces a possible $100 million fine — the largest ever proposed by regulators at the FCC. The company is accused of falsely promising "unlimited" data plans, which it disputes.

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As Ramadan Begins, Muslim Migrants Welcomed At Belgrade Mosque

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Serbia is a transit hub for refugees from the Mideast and Africa. This poor Balkan nation struggles to cope with the migrants, whose exile is all the more poignant as they try to celebrate Ramadan.

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9 Dead In S.C. Church Shooting; Suspect Hunted By Authorities

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

A man described as white, about 21 years old with sandy blonde hair, walked into a historic black church in Charleston, and opened fire Wednesday night. The mayor says he believes it was a hate crime.

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Royals Fans Vote Early And Often For Their All-Star Favorites

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Kansas City players are leading in the online voting for almost every single starting position in the All-Star Game. This has caused shock and outrage for fans of other American League teams.

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200 Years After Waterloo, Napoleon Is Still A Divisive Figure

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Thousands of Europeans, including some royalty, will mark this weekend's 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat with a re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo. It's an occasion to consider his legacy.

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Redesigned $10 Bill To Feature Female Face, Treasury Announces

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

It's the first time a woman will be on U.S. paper currency since the late 1800s, when Martha Washington was on a special $1 bill. The Treasury will announce who'll be on the $10 bill later this year.

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