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Running Late, Pope Skips Evening Prayers In South Korea

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:19am

The Vatican says the pope ran out of time during a stop to bless disabled children and the elderly. The pope told the crowd if the helicopter doesn't take off on time, we might smash into a mountain.

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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:10am

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

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Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

For our look at summer poetry, we turn to Charlotte Boulay, a Philadelphia-based poet, with "The End of Summer." She offers us a poem that, on its surface, is about an idyllic summertime activity: taking a nap in the grass. But undercutting this lazy day is a sense of dread: fall is coming, and the conflicts and demands of the real world are inevitable.

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How Does Winning Fields Medal Effect Mathematicians Productivity?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Do big prizes encourage winners to do more work in their chosen fields — or less? An analysis by two economists finds that winners of the Fields Medal, the most significant prize in mathematics, become significantly less productive in their chosen field of study after they win the prize. We explore why.

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No Cease-Fire In Sight For Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Fighting intensified over the weekend near two major cities held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In Berlin, meanwhile, a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries along with those from Germany and France, ended without any breakthrough.

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Getty Photographer Witnesses Attack On Ebola Patients

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

When locals in Liberia's capital attacked suspected Ebola patients, a Getty images photographer happened to be at the scene. Kelly McEvers talks to John Moore about what he witnessed over the weekend, and what conditions are like in holding centers for victims of the disease.

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Kurds Re-Take Dam In Northern Iraq

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Kurdish officials say they have retaken the strategically important Mosul dam.

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Missouri National Guard Ordered To Ferguson To Restore Peace

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order sending the National Guard to Ferguson. And because of the unrest, schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are closed Monday. The new school year was to begin last week but was postponed until this week.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

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

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Have Sanctions Against Russia For Its Incursion Into Ukraine Worked?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska, a reporter for the "Financial Times," about the on-going sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine.

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Business News

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Kelly McEvers has business news.

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WikiLeak's Assange May Leave Refuge Of Ecuador's Embassy

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

According to reports, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London soon. He's been held up there for more than two years in a standoff with authorities.

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Movie Review: 'The Giver'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "The Giver," starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It's an adaptation of the young adult novel by Lois Lowry about a world where emotion and feeling have been done away with.

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Latest Gaza Cease-Fire Is Set To Expire Monday

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is due to expire Monday. Israeli and Palestinian delegations have been locked in talks in Cairo, but there are no clear signs that a peace deal will be reached. Both sides are saying they'd be prepared to start fighting again if they don't get what they want.

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Think You've Had A Rough Work Week? Just Ask Gerald Ford

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:14am

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:40am

With a shaky ceasefire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the month-long war with Hamas will cost, with early estimates putting it at about $1 billion.

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:53am

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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Obama Breaks Up Vacation With Brief Return To Washington

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:42am

In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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Report: Autopsy Show Michael Brown Hit At Least 6 Times

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:33pm

In a New York Times report, the private autopsy of the unarmed black teenager shot in Ferguson showed multiple gunshot wounds, including two to the head.

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More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:10pm

Clashes among protesters, journalists and police in the St. Louis suburb erupted into chaos hours before a midnight curfew began Sunday night.

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