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Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.

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How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers.

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Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.

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The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

As the NFL begins training camp, Commentator Frank Deford wonders why Washington's team keeps its contentious nickname. He suggests alternatives, like the Lobbyists, the Presidents, or simply the Who.

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Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

All Songs Considered features "The Voyager," the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It's part of NPR Music's "First Listen" series.

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Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.

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Obama Adviser Blinken On The Mideast And Ukraine Conflicts

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.

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Last Word

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have today's last word in business.

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Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.

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Business News

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Steve Inskeep has this morning's business news.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.

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California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:45am

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:57am

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:46pm

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:03pm

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:57pm

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.

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Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:51pm

South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.

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