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Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:30am

The FBI is evaluating a video posted online Tuesday that purports to show the execution of journalist James Foley. The American had been abducted while working in Syria in 2012.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:17am

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:17am

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:03am

Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?

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The Depths Of Memory And Pain In 'Ancient Oceans'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:03am

David Connerley Nahm's debut, Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky, is full of what critic Michael Schaub calls "anti-nostalgia," the pain of intrusive memories that come when you're least prepared.

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Missing: Bag Of Money Left On Roof Of Armored Car

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:02am

The vehicle in Atlantic City, N.J., pulled off with $21,000 on its roof. The cash-strapped Revel casino, which is closing its doors, hopes someone finds the money.

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Hello Kitty Joins The Space Race

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:23am

Japan's favorite mouthless feline is currently orbiting the earth on a government-funded space mission. The Hello Kitty Project is part of a push to promote Japan's high-tech industry.

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Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression. It's been 31 years since an all-black team made it into the Little League World Series.

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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on consumer experience — food, music and fitness activities.

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Attacks Resume, Gaza Cease-Fire Ends

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Israel has resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians to stop the fighting between the two sides.

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American Doctors Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Fight Ebola Outbreak

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an expert on infectious diseases at Boston University. She's going to Sierra Leone with two other doctors to help care for Ebola patients and learn more about the outbreak.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to John Ourand, media reporter for the "Sports Business Journal," about the business of "Johnny Football." That's the nickname for Johnny Manziel, the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, whose bad behavior is getting a lot attention.

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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.

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Islamic State Gives U.S. Reason To Intervene In Syria, Ex-Ambassador Says

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Kelly McEvers talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford about current U.S. policy in the region, and where it should be headed.

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Salesman By Day, Medieval Swordsman On The Weekend

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Morning Edition continues its series, "Alter Egos," which explores weekend hobbies, with David Greene talking to Medieval re-enactor Franklin Slaton of Birmingham, Alabama.

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Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.

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Two Miles From Protests, Residents Want Calm To Return To Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.

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Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:03am

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:36am

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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