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Senate OKs Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:58am

The measure would allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Steve Inskeep talks to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Lesson Learned: Don't Leave Leave Ammo Near A Hungry Dog

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:29am

Larry Brassfield of Arkansas left bullets in range of his dog. His dog chewed them up — luckily none went off. A vet removed 16 live rounds.

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Shaq Encourages Fans To Meme His Fall

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:23am

Shaquille O'Neal was on the TNT network when he got up from his chair, tripped and fell. One meme Shaq re-tweeted shows him on his back with boxer Floyd Mayweather raising his right arm up in victory.

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Conservatives Pull Off A Surprisingly Big Win In The U.K.

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:40am

Prime Minister David Cameron not only keeps his position, but also scored a slight majority. After his loss, Ed Miliband resigned as leader of the Labour Party.

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Conservative Party On Course To Form British Government

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:21am

Prime Minister David Cameron appears poised to remain in power, with early results indicating Conservatives had won a victory and will return to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before.

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2 Ambassadors Killed In Pakistani Army Helicopter Crash

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:10am

Pakistan's military says ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway were killed in helicopter crash along with two pilots.

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Solar Airplane To Attempt Risky Flight Over The Pacific

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to André Borschberg, one of 2 Solar Impulse pilots. The plane will attempt a 5-day trans-Pacific flight from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii, as part of a round-the-world journey.

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N.H. Gov. Hassan Unlikely To Back Decriminalizing Small Amount Of Pot

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

New Hampshire is the only state in New England not to have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, but a proposal before state lawmakers there could change that.

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Fix In The Works: Younger Casino Patrons Find Slot Machines Boring

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

When young people go to casinos, they aren't playing slot machines. Our Planet Money team talks to a man who thinks he can make slot machines that younger people will want to play.

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Whole Foods To Open Chain Of Lower-Priced Stores

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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Employment Report Expected To Show Positive Job Creation

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

After a disappointing report for March, there's hope job creation in April will return to the robust pace experienced in 2014. If there is no snap-back it could signal a downshift in economic growth.

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LA Lawsuit Alleges Wells Fargo Engaged In Fraudulent Conduct

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

The suit alleges the bank set unrealistic sales quotas that pushed employees to open unauthorized accounts. Steve Inskeep talks to E. Scott Reckard, who covers banking for the Los Angeles Times.

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World War II Vet, Who's About To Turn 109, Still Enjoys A Cigar

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Robert Overton is the oldest living American veteran of World War II, according to the White House. He turns 109 on Monday. Overton spends most days on the front porch of his home in Austin, Texas.

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Yemenis Fleeing War Try To Find Safe Passage To Djibouti

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Yemenis fleeing the conflict in their homeland are boarding boats and crossing the mouth of the Gulf of Aden to the tiny, African nation of Djibouti. For those who make it, the main issue is the heat.

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U.K. Election: Conservatives Outperform Their Results 5 Years Ago

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

Every opinion poll before Thursday's vote suggested that this would be a dead heat between the two major parties: Labour and Conservatives. Those polls, however, were wrong.

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:00am

Don't look at me! In Minnesota, lawmakers are banned from making eye contact during debate. The idea is it leads to more civility. But does it? And what can animal science teach us about it?

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The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:41am

More than a third of Americans play video games three or more hours a week. Part of the appeal is the richly developed characters in the games.

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