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China, U.S. Pledge To Limit Greenhouse Gases

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping concluded their summit in Beijing on Wednesday. The two countries pledged to limit greenhouse gases, and their joint announcement is designed to set an example for other countries in combating climate change.

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Yankees Look For Ways To Unload Alex Rodriguez

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to ESPN sportswriter Pablo Torre about how Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees might respond to new reports of steroid use by star player Alex Rodriguez.

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Anti-Poverty Groups Prepare For Battles With New Congress

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.

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U.S. Rep. Alma Adams To Be Sworn Into Office

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

Democrat Alma Adams represents North Carolina's 12th congressional district. Steve Inskeep talks to her about her new position, she had served in North Carolina's General Assembly for 20 years.

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U.S., China Agree To Cut Tariffs On High-Tech Products

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

The agreement is an unexpected act of cooperation between two countries that have been increasingly at odds over intellectual property, cybersecurity, human rights and trade imbalances.

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Israeli Jews Divided Over Right To Visit Jerusalem Holy Site

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

Israeli policy bars Jews from praying on a hilltop spot sacred to both Muslims and Jews. But some Israeli Jews aren't sure they should even be allowed to set foot on what they call the Temple Mount.

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Chicago Or Cleveland: Whose Teams Had More Downs Than Ups?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:50am

Commentator Frank Deford ponders which city has had the worst luck in sports. It's hard to decide whether Cub fans or Cleveland fans deserve the most sympathy for their years of cheering on futility.

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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:49am

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:47am

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Injured Pedestrian Cited For Jaywalking

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:49am

Police in New Jersey say the man was drinking and wandered into the road.

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Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:42am

The replica, nicknamed Stan, is for sale in the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog. It costs $100,000.

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Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: The Afghan Army Can Hold Its Own

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:24am

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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Movement To Repeal Switchblade Bans Sharpens Its Point

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Gun-rights advocates have enjoyed recent victories, and made it easier to buy and carry firearms in many states. A campaign has sprung up to ease restrictions on a different weapon: switchblades.

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Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Data from the Mothers Pension Program, launched at the turn of the 20th century, finds benefits on education, income and longevity. It's the first to document benefits over the span of a century.

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Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Officials are still investigating how 32 teenagers broke out of the state's highest-security juvenile detention center in September. The breakout cast a harsh spotlight on the troubled facility.

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U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Obama announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that the U.S. and China reached an "understanding" that will lead to expanding goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement.

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Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. and China are easing visa rules for each other's citizens. It's a reciprocal agreement that President Obama says will benefit everyone — from students, to tourists, to businesses.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:36am

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:35am

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:35am

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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