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How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:55am

Last spring a man bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup, sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong. The price: $36 million. But because of currency rules, he paid with his American Express card.

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After Ultimatum, Christians Flee Iraqi City En Masse

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

For the first time since the first century, there are basically no Christians left in the historic Iraqi city of Mosul.

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International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

At the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine, international observers are trying to keep tabs on the rebels' treatment of victims' bodies and potential evidence from the scene.

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Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

A judge has ruled that maps for two Florida congressional districts were drawn in a way that violates the state constitution.

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White House Faces Foreign Crises On Multiple Fronts

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

NPR's Cokie Roberts and Ari Shapiro, and Fiona Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discuss the shooting down of a passenger jet in Ukraine and the Israeli military invasion of Gaza.

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Tobacco Company Told To Pay $23.6B In Lawsuit

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been hit with a $23.6 billion ruling from a lawsuit brought by a chain smoker's widow.

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Israelis Shaken Over Deaths Of Soldiers

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

In one Jerusalem suburb, some Israelis wonder whether the ground invasion will achieve the results they are looking for.

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In Gaza, Ambulances Race To Recover Dead And Wounded

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Egypt to push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. There was a brief break in fighting in one area on Sunday, negotiated by the Red Cross.

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In Asheville, NC, Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent, Civil Rights Past

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Greg Iles sets his thrillers in the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss. His latest book, Natchez Burning, pulls from true stories of the racial violence that gripped the state 50 years ago.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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In Crowded Gaza, Civilians Have Few Places To Flee

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Israel warned Palestinian residents days in advance that it planned to attack a Gaza City neighborhood. But in the cramped territory, there are few places for residents to take refuge.

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On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:46am

Many experts question the decision to fly near the fighting in Ukraine. Some airlines have circumvented the country for weeks. In March, a Malaysia Airlines plane went missing on a flight to Beijing.

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British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:09am

On his first full day as chief whip, Michael Grove couldn't get out of the bathroom. The chief whip's job is to make sure members of his party are in place to vote.

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Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:48am

A customer of trash hauler in Red Wing, Minn., hadn't paid so an employee dumped almost 2 tons of garbage on his driveway. Paul's Industrial Garage has been fined for illegal dumping.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

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

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When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Maybe we can learn from fish — they don't call a group of them a school for nothing. Researchers found that when 2 fish swim together, they make better decisions than when 2 fish are swimming alone.

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