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On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover set a record Monday for driving a longer distance than any other manmade craft sent to another celestial body.

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Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.

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What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Linda Wertheimer talks with Bloomberg View sportswriter Kavitha Davidson about the NFL's suspension of the Baltimore Ravens running back for assaulting his then-fiancee, now wife.

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Photos From Syria May Show 'Killing On An Industrial Scale'

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

A Syrian defector who worked for the Assad regime as a military police photographer took thousands of pictures of dead regime opponents, some of whom were tortured. The regime says they are fabrications, but U.S. officials say the pictures could provide evidence of war crimes.

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Last Word

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have today's last word in business.

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Business News

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Linda Wertheimer has this morning's business news.

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Sit Down, Plug In And Travel The World Through Sound

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

You can travel the world without opening your wallet — or your eyes. Sound Transit, a collaborative website, allows users to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of faraway places.

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In 'Ghost Month,' A Murder-Mystery Tour Of Taipei

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

In Taiwan, August is the month ghosts return from the afterlife. Linda Wertheimer talks to author Ed Lin about his mystery Ghost Month, set largely in the night markets and food stalls of Taipei.

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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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LA Bicycle Commuters Form 'Bike Trains' For Safety

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered.

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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Longtime NPR Reporter Margot Adler Made Listening A Delight

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:55am

Adler joined NPR in 1979. She was known for a personality as dynamic as the city she covered: New York. She died Monday at age 68 of cancer.

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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:00pm

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

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LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:55pm

A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:29pm

In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.

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Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:41pm

A California judge sided with Shelly Sterling against her husband, Donald Sterling, giving the green light to the sale of the team, which she'd arranged in May.

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Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:54pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

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