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Sgt. Bergdahl Releases From Captivity By Taliban

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:12am

On Saturday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Bergdahl's family and his hometown are preparing for the next chapter.

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Release Of Sgt. Bergdahl May Have Come At A High Cost

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:12am

Bowe Bergdahl's release and the prisoner swap that made it possible are raising thorny foreign policy questions, which are being voiced most loudly at this point by congressional Republicans.

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17 Primary Candidates Vie For Rep. Henry Waxman's Seat

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

When the Democrat from Southern California announced his retirement earlier this year, he opened up a seat that had been occupied for decades. The top-two vote getters will face off in November.

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Mitt Romney Emerges As A Player In Midterm Elections

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The ex-presidential candidate is on the campaign trail, picking winners in a number of key primaries. He says his goal is to help the GOP have a great 2014, including seizing control of the Senate.

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Corruption Allegations Surface Before World Cup Opens

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The World Cup starts next week in Brazil. There are reports that the organization governing world soccer — FIFA — apparently has proof that an Asian gambling syndicate fixed World Cup matches in 2010. Steve Inskeep talks toJere Longman, who is one of the reporters investigating the story for "The New York Times."

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Civil Rights Champion Yuri Kochiyama Dies At 93

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Japanese-American activist and Malcolm X Ally, Yuri Kochiyama, has died at the age of 93. David Greene and Steve Inskeep have this remembrance.

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If Keystone XL Pipeline Is Rejected, More Trains Will Transfer Oil

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated huge controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has repeatedly delayed a national decision on the project. But even if the pipeline is rejected, it's possible the oil will come anyway — by rail. And that can pose a different set of problems.

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EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports. The investigation began about three years ago, after Icahn bought a large stake in Clorox company. Well-timed trading around that bid made some investors a lot of money.

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India's New Prime Minister Makes A Stand On Foreign Policy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu leader, defied expectations on his first day in office by holding a micro-summit with India's principle rival Muslim Pakistan.

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Syria Election Expected To Give Assad Another Term

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Syrians are set to vote in a presidential elections on Tuesday, which Western observers are calling a farce. David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of "The Wall Street Journal."

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign Comes To Inaugural BookCon

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all white lineup.

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BookExpo Criticized For Disproportionate White Author Lineup

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The book industry has concluded its annual conference in New York City. Saturday's panel was put together after complaints were voiced that all the participating children's book authors were white.

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Commodities Traders: 'The Secret Club That Runs That World'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:30am

David Greene talks to reporter Kate Kelly about her new book, The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders.

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For One Soldier At Tiananmen, A Day 'Never Forgotten'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:36am

Chen Guang is now an artist, and since early May, he has been held in police detention after staging a performance that was a comment on attempts to expunge the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.

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Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:57am

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For 'Indefensible' Treatment Delays

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:04am

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.

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Cracks Appear On Ledge Of Chicago's Willis Tower

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:11am

When some tourists stepped out onto the glass ledge 103 floors up, they heard cracking. An official insists it was just the protective coating that shattered beneath their feet.

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Rare Right-Wing Party Favors EU Integration, Joining Nato

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:06am

The Svoboda party is Ukraine's mainstream nationalist party. But as Europe's far-right parties rise up from the fringes, Svoboda is now the odd man out: anti-Putin and pro-EU.

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