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Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:36am

Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.

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Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:30am

Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.

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Using Water As A Weapon In The Fight To Control Iraq

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Kurdish troops are guarding a large dam on the Tigris River to keep it from being taken over by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The extremist group is bent on controlling Iraq's water resources.

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Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers. Lawyers and immigration judges say the move undermines due process and will lead to further delays in already clogged courts. The ACLU earlier filed a suit over lack of representation.

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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.

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For One Recent College Grad In D.C., Job Interviews Are Dead Ends

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

All summer we're focusing on out-of-work youth and how they're getting by. 21-year-old Sarai Johnson graduated from Howard University in May. She says she's learned to swallow her pride when it comes to doing certain jobs.

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Business News

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.

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Economists Expect Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:52am

The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:52am

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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3-Day Gaza Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect After Heavy Fighting

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:11am

The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the U.S. and the U.N., started at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Israel and Hamas both said they would respect it but would respond to attacks.

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