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Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

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Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

We're going to take a closer look at some changes that may be driving the casino closings in Atlantic City. One factor is competition — more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. In Maryland, the state opened its fifth casino in Baltimore last week.

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Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:58am

The game started on Thursday and it ended on Sunday with the final score 3-0. The game was played in the semi-final round of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament.

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Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:50am

Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:28am

A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

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Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Deborah Rutter begins her new job today as President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg visits with Rutter, the first woman to ever hold the position.

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Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene report on a scandal in the competitive world of pie making.

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Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

In this encore presentation, David Greene swaps recipes for cooking in a mug with Joe Yonan, author of the "Cooking for One" column for The Washington Post.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Labor Day is the traditional kickoff of the political season. President Obama's recent statement on the U.S. strategy against ISIS and speculation that he'll take executive action on immigration may have a big impact on the November election contests. For more about how decisions made in the White House reverberate on the campaign trail, Cokie Roberts speaks with David Greene.

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Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

For the 19th consecutive season, the country's second-largest sports and media market will be relegated to watching. It's been nearly two decades since LA had an NFL team, but that may be changing.

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MK Asante's Poem 'In Summer' Honors Paul Laurence Dunbar

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, "In Summer." The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.

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Protesters Demand Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif's Ouster

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.

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Senegal Is Fifth West African Nation Hit With Ebola

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:58am

A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.

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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:22am

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

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Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:18am

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:17am

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:16am

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:15am

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:14am

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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