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Fake Edward Snowden Joins Tinder

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:11am

The popular dating app Tinder has a new user: Edward Snowden. Actually, just the username Lonely Ed with the profile picture of the NSA leaker looking for love from Moscow.

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'Breaking Bad' Expected To Get Emmy Nod For Final Season

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:06am

Nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards are announced in Hollywood Thursday. The big category this year is expected to be drama with shows like True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Fargo.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:27am

After years stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, which is why economists are watching it closely.

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University Of Michigan Plant Is Definitely A Late Bloomer

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

A botanist at the University of Michigan describes a plant that is blooming at the arboretum there for the first time in 80 years.

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FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.

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Detroit Shuts Off Water As it Tries To Collect Millions In Overdue Bills

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

In Detroit, controversy is raging over one of the few things the bankrupt city has in abundance: water. So far this year, Detroit has shut off for 17,000 customers as it tries to collect millions in overdue bills. Many residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.

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High Court's Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Senate Democrats are introducing legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. In the Hobby Lobby decision, the court said that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds. The legislation is unlikely to pass but the Hobby Lobby decision has become a flashpoint on the campaign trail.

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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

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

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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.

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Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.

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Business News

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Jailed For 3 Months In Mexico, U.S. Marine Reservist Gets Court Hearing

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Andrew Tahmooressi maintains he took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into Tijuana with the guns, which are legally registered in the U.S. The case has inflamed cross border tensions.

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Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Swarm U.S. Border

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News, who's in Honduras, about what's driving the influx of young migrants.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced In Corruption Case

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.

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Mistrust Overshadows U.S. Talks With China

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

From climate change to counterterrorism, an increasing number of issues require China's cooperation. U.S. officials are in Beijing for 2 days of meetings known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:29am

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.

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J.K. Rowling Posts New Harry Potter Short Story

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 5:57am

Harry Potter is attending the Quidditch World Cup with his family as well as Ron and Hermione. He is in his 30s and has "a couple of threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.

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iPhone From Oklahoma Ends Up In Grain Shipment To Japan

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 5:50am

A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney got the phone back that had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.

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Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.

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