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High Court's Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Senate Democrats are introducing legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. In the Hobby Lobby decision, the court said that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds. The legislation is unlikely to pass but the Hobby Lobby decision has become a flashpoint on the campaign trail.

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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

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

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Flood Plan Leaves Clarksville, Mo., Residents On Their Own

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The city council voted not to pay to build flood walls this year. With the Mississippi River expected to crest on Thursday, residents are hoping the walls they've built themselves will hold.

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Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.

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Business News

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Jailed For 3 Months In Mexico, U.S. Marine Reservist Gets Court Hearing

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Andrew Tahmooressi maintains he took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into Tijuana with the guns, which are legally registered in the U.S. The case has inflamed cross border tensions.

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Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Swarm U.S. Border

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News, who's in Honduras, about what's driving the influx of young migrants.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced In Corruption Case

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. His corruption case involves the trading of city contracts and favors for cash and kickbacks. He left office in 2010 and was indicted in 2013.

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Mistrust Overshadows U.S. Talks With China

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

From climate change to counterterrorism, an increasing number of issues require China's cooperation. U.S. officials are in Beijing for 2 days of meetings known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:29am

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.

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J.K. Rowling Posts New Harry Potter Short Story

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 5:57am

Harry Potter is attending the Quidditch World Cup with his family as well as Ron and Hermione. He is in his 30s and has "a couple of threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.

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iPhone From Oklahoma Ends Up In Grain Shipment To Japan

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 5:50am

A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney got the phone back that had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.

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Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.

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Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Host country Brazil has been eliminated from the World Cup. Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during their semifinal match.

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Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

The Republican party has picked heavily-Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's downtown renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio very seriously.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

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

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Administration Moves To Speed Deportations Of Unaccompanied Minors

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process thousands of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.

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Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.

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