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Richard Dreyfus' Children: 'JAWS' Makes No Sense

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ben and Emily Dreyfus, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfus. They recently watch JAWS again. Their father starred in the 1975 movie.

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For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.

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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

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

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Business News

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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First Trial Begins For A Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

A friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges — saying he did everything he could to cooperate with authorities.

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Last Rebel Stronghold In Syria May Fall To Government Troops

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.

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NPR Poll Reveals Despised And Acceptable Terms For Aging

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.

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Brazil Faces Germany Without 2 Of Its Best Players

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:01am

Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?

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Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:13am

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.

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Obama To Ask Congress For $2B To Ease Immigration Crisis

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:37am

The administration wants to speed deportation hearings for the flood of young Central American refugees so they aren't left waiting years for a court hearing.

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Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:37am

People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.

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A Reluctant Star, Sia Deals With Fame On Her Own Terms

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:36am

The Australian singer never intended to be a pop star, but thanks to David Guetta, she was thrust into the spotlight. Now she's accepting her new stature without bending to the whim of others.

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:35am

Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.

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Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:17am

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.

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Funnel Cloud Photo Bombs Wedding Pix

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:50am

As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.

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Firecracker Man Calls Himself A Little Nuts

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:45am

John Fletcher of Michigan celebrated Independence Day by setting off 10,500 firecrackers attached to his body. He's done this for years. Sometimes he gets injured.

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Ex-Georgia President Eduard Shavardnadze Dies. He was 86

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 5:45am

The groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia died after a long illness. Steve Inskeep talks to Pavel Palazhchenko, an interpreter for Shevardnadze.

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Preaching Video Said To Be Of Extremist Sunni Group's Leader

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

Iraq's security forces are battling the Islamic State — the descendant of an al Qaida group American soldiers once fought. But Iraqi soldiers are not making much headway, and the extremist group's propaganda is growing more grandiose. Last week, it was declared that they rule over all Muslims in a new caliphate.

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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:21am

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama. Her claims are a flashpoint in arguments over ideological bias in the media.

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