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Uruguaya's President Shuns Trappings Of His Office

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The president of Uruguay is said to be extremely frugal and gives most of his salary to charity. He was at the White House on Monday to meet with President Obama.Renee Montagne talks to Simon Romero of "The New York Times" about Jose Mujica's presidency.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

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

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Business News

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Uruguay's President Shuns Trappings Of His Office

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The president of Uruguay is said to be extremely frugal and gives most of his salary to charity. Renee Montagne talks to Simon Romero of The New York Times about Jose Mujica's presidency.

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Terror Threats Make Yemeni Capital Very Dangerous

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

A series of violent incidents have recently taken place in and around the Yemeni capital Sana'a. Steve Inskeep talks to Iona Craig, who writes for The Times of London.

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Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodger's TV Network

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.

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Gregg Allman Sues To Stop Production Of 'Midnight Rider'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman are due back in a Georgia courtroom Tuesday. Allman is suing to stop production of a movie about his life following a fatal accident on the set.

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More Parental Attention May Give First-Born Kids Advantages

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Firstborn kids often do better in school and, on average, go on to earn more money than their younger siblings. A new theory tries to explain why.

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Former Army Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:56am

Renee Montagne talks to Kyle White, who will receive the Medal of Honor for actions conducted during a 2007 battle in Afghanistan. He was with U.S. and Afghan forces when the Taliban ambushed them.

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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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