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French Bank BNP Guilty Of US Sanctions Violations

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:23pm

French bank BNP guilty of US sanctions violations

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:13pm

The U.S. alleges that the French bank violated U.S. sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba and Iran.

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Drone Access To US Skies Faces Significant Hurdles

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:13pm

Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

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'Transformers' Dominates Box Office With $100M

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:03pm

'Transformers' dominates box office with $100M

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Nominating New VA Chief, Obama Says 'We Have To Do Better' For Vets

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:03pm

President Obama nominated the former chief of Procter & Gamble to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert McDonald said he wanted to make the system more efficient and effective.

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Q&A: Next Steps In The Benghazi Case

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:03pm

Q&A: Next steps in the Benghazi case

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Algeria And Germany 0-0 At Halftime At World Cup

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:53pm

Algeria and Germany 0-0 at halftime at World Cup

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A Role Model Pipeline For Young Black Men

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:29pm

Young male African-American teacher trainees learn to "embody hope" for their students.

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Kitten Travels 30 Miles In Engine Compartment

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:23pm

Kitten travels 30 miles in engine compartment

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S&P 500 Posts Its Sixth Straight Quarterly Gain

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:23pm

S&P 500 posts its sixth straight quarterly gain

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U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.

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Years Of Syrian Violence Have Changed The Face Of The French Jihadi

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

In the past five years, the conflict in Syria has helped dramatically change the profile of a jihadi fighter: No longer are jihadi groups forced to meet in secret forums; instead, they're openly on Facebook, and the movement is democratizing.

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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.

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A View On High Court's Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

The Supreme Court's ruling in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act's mandate on contraceptives coverage. St. Louis Public Radio reporter Rachel Lippman gets reactions from those attending the grand opening of a new Hobby Lobby store.

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For Pablo Escobar's Transplanted Hippos, Colombia's A Wonderland

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

During his lifetime, legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar assembled as a status symbol a private zoo, which included four hippos. In the 20 years since his death, far from their natural home in Africa, Escobar's hippos have multiplied in the wild. Veterinarian Carlos Valderrama talks to Robert Siegel about the hippos and the challenges they're presenting Colombians.

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Ecuador's President Tests The Waters On Wiping Away Term Limits

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Fiery Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa had sworn that his current term, his third, would be his last. But his ruling party is now moving to remove constitutional term limits, potentially opening the door to a fourth term.

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Book Review: 'The Expedition To The Boabab Tree'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Alan Cheuse reviews The Expedition to the Boabab Tree. Originally written in Africaans by Wilma Stockenstrom, the short novel on slavery has been translated by Nobel-winning writer J.M. Coetzee.

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Chef Eddie Huang Found Role Models In A Writer, Wrestler And TV Dad

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Eddie Huang is a chef and a best-selling author. His memoir, Fresh off the Boat details his love of basketball, hip hop and eating with a degree of swagger. For our series on men, Huang speaks about his boyhood role models — Charles Barkley, Al Bundy and Mark Twain — and the ways they influenced the man he became.

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Detroit's Crackdown To Collect Owed Money Means Thousands Lose Water

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Melissa Block speaks with Steve Pardo, a reporter with The Detroit News, about how and why Detroit is aggressively shutting off water service to residents.

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In GM's Payout Plan, End Of The Road Is A Long Way Off

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Kenneth Feinberg, who also oversaw the Sept. 11 victims fund, is administering the compensation plan for victims of General Motors' ignition switch defect. There is no cap on the total amount GM will spend, and even drivers who were drunk or distracted are eligible for compensation if the defect had any impact on their accident.

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