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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:23am

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largess is over.

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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:07am

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.

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Europe Could Tighten Screws On Russia, But It Doesn't ... Why?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:05am

In a word, money. France, for instance, is building two warships for the Kremlin in the biggest sale ever to Russia by a NATO country. The controversial but lucrative deal has created French jobs.

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The Global Economy: Will MINT Countries Be The New BRICs?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:04am

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries. But now there's MINT and CIVET and more. Emerging markets have fared poorly the past few years, but they are still cranking out lots of acronyms.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:02am

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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Kenny G. Closes Up Shops In China

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 6:16am

The song "Going Home" by Kenny G. was an American hit in the 80s. The New York Times reports it has spread across China, where it's played at stores and markets to signal closing time is near.

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Boston Signs Remind Motorists To Use Their Turn Signals

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 6:10am

The electronic signs read: USE YAH BLINKAH. Police across Massachusetts gave out almost 5,000 tickets last year for turn signal violations.

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Mormon Bishop Urges Utah Officials To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Republican governors across the country have taken a stand against Obamacare by refusing to expand Medicaid. Utah, one of the reddest states in the nation, remains undecided. But low-income citizens need healthcare coverage, and one bishop from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says helping the poor is a moral obligation and wants politicians to act.

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Glass, A New Digital Site, To Obsess On TV And Video

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

A new tech news site called Glass may offer hints about ways reporters will share information in the future.

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Crackdown In Egypt Scares Off Presidential Candidates

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Egypt's presidential campaign season is underway but there are only two candidates. The man likely to win is Abdel Fattah el Sisi, who led the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The candidate willing to go up against him is Hamdeen Sabahi.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Last week, a bipartisan group of female Senators got the Senate to pass a resolution condemning the abduction of some 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. And Michelle Obama gave the issue additional support in her first solo White House radio address.

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Business News

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

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Business News

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Voting In India's Election Is Wrapping Up

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. More than 500 million voters have cast ballots. The results of the election will be announced on Friday.

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U.S. Won't Recognize Eastern Ukraine Vote On Independence

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine wrapped up voting on Sunday in a controversial referendum over independence from the central government in Kiev. The vote has been rejected as illegitimate.

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Nearly A Year On The Job, A Tepid Reception For Iran's President

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:31am

As Hassan Rouhani approaches the first anniversary of his election, the wave of expectations that marked his rise to power has given way to impatience from his supporters and attacks from his critics.

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For Two Ozarks Communities, A Stark Contrast In Culture

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:21am

The hilly, rural Ozarks have a history of attracting white supremacists, but the area's strong live and let live ethic has taken a modern turn in an Arkansas town where a large gay community thrives.

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Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving Tax Guys A Headache

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:06am

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and non-taxable. And that has left policy makers with a strange conundrum.

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