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Deal Reached To Sell Market Basket Chain To Ex-CEO

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:23pm

The New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott announced that former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas will buy a majority stake in the business.

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After A $73,000 Payout, Campaign Manager Confronts A Higher Price

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:34pm

All along, there were those money rumors. Sorenson denied them.

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ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:06pm

Under the deal, immigrants who are in the country illegally must be informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The ACLU was representing nine Mexicans and three organizations.

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Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:34pm

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.

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In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:20pm

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.

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CBO Forecast: There's Good News And Bad News

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:11pm

The non-partisan budget office reports slower than expected growth, but also that Obamacare's changes to Medicare are successfully holding down costs.

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Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:10pm

The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.

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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:43pm

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

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London 'Times' Goes Retro With Stereo Typing

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:41pm

Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of The Times Diary, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of The Times in London.

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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:41pm

American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.

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At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:37pm

Across the U.S., women work the kitchens of temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, putting on both simple meals and complex feasts. They see their work as serving God by serving others.

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The Calamity Of The 'Clam,' Every Musician's Headache

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

As part of an All Things Considered series on trade lingo, music producer Don Was explains the word "clam" — a mistake made by a musical performer.

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Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.

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As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.

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Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.

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When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.

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Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.

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It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:35pm

Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.

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