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8:12am

Thu July 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Lawsuit Challenges Maker's Mark Handmade Bourbon Claim

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:20 am

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8:12am

Thu July 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Movie Article Leads Police To Missing Convicted Bank Robber

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5:07am

Thu July 30, 2015
Animals

How 3-D Printing Helps Scientists Understand Bird Behavior

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:30 pm

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5:07am

Thu July 30, 2015
NPR Story

Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 2:21 pm

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5:07am

Thu July 30, 2015
NPR Story

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Government Says

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 2:17 pm

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5:07am

Thu July 30, 2015
NPR Story

Campus Police Officer Charged In Unarmed Black Man's Death

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:20 am

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7:29am

Wed July 29, 2015
Around the Nation

Las Vegas Mob Museum To Open FIFA Exhibit

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:59 am

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7:29am

Wed July 29, 2015
Around the Nation

It's Summer But There Is Still Snow In Buffalo, N.Y.

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5:05am

Wed July 29, 2015
NPR Story

Big Cat On The Loose Worries Milwaukee Residents

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5:05am

Wed July 29, 2015
NPR Story

U.S. Turkey To Create ISIS Free Zone Along Syrian Border

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 2:12 pm

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Let's ask now what a shift in U.S. tactics really means for Syria. The U.S. is adjusting its approach to the self-declared Islamic State.

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5:05am

Wed July 29, 2015
NPR Story

Sans McDonalds: Neighbors Want To Keep Paris Food Hub Historic

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:59 am

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5:05am

Wed July 29, 2015
NPR Story

Arizona's Boot Hill Cemetery Filled With Victims Of The Wild West

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7:12am

Tue July 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Postal Carrier Convicted Of Delivering Illegal Packages Of Pot

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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6:48am

Tue July 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Kentucky Distillery Uses Subwoofers To Age Brandy

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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THE DOORS: (Singing) Let it roll, baby.

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5:39am

Tue July 28, 2015
Latin America

Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 2:10 pm

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
Sports

Cardinals Hire Jen Welter, Possibly NFL's First Female Coach

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:18 pm

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Story

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Story

Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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7:43am

Mon July 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Free Speech Lawsuit Centers On Health Warnings On Soda

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:11 am

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7:36am

Mon July 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:11 am

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6:08am

Mon July 27, 2015
All Tech Considered

Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:48 pm

A security gap on Android, the most popular smartphone operating system, was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited.
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Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the phone's number.

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5:11am

Mon July 27, 2015
NPR Story

Activists Aim To Expand Reach Of Black Lives Matter Movement

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 11:12 am

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5:11am

Mon July 27, 2015
NPR Story

Career Diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis Is Charge D'Affaires In Havana

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 8:11 am

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5:11am

Mon July 27, 2015
NPR Story

Senate Takes A Step Toward Riving Export-Import Bank

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5:11am

Mon July 27, 2015
NPR Story

Turkey Launches Bombing Campaign Against ISIS, PKK Bases

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 6:18 pm

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10:00am

Fri July 24, 2015
Business

Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 10:10 am

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6:14am

Fri July 24, 2015
Parallels

Obama's Roots A Source Of Pride — And Discord — In Kenya

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 6:05 pm

Workers finish installing a billboard showing Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Barack Obama in downtown Nairobi a day before Obama's visit.
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The billboard that President Obama will see when he exits the airport in Nairobi on Friday says: "Welcome Home, Mr. President."

Obama's Kenyan roots have been a source of pride, but at times a source of discord, too, in the land of his father's birth.

For example, when Barack Obama won the U.S. presidency in 2008, Kenyans were ecstatic. His victory was declared a national holiday.

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5:55am

Fri July 24, 2015
Strange News

Trapped Under A Car, A Women Is Saved By A Crowd

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:24 am

A motorcyclist in Dallas crashed into a car and the rider ended up trapped under the car.

Emergency personnel tried to use a jack to lift the vehicle, but it failed. And it was taking too long to bring heavier equipment.

So a crowd of emergency responders and passers-by lifted the vehicle by hand.

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5:55am

Fri July 24, 2015
Strange News

A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 7:56 am

Remember that Chris Farley character from "Saturday Night Live?" The motivational speaker who lived in van down by the river.

Well, visitors to New York can now spend the night in a van down by the East River.

A listing on AirBnB is offering bed space in several vans in Long Island City.... ranging in price from $22 to $99.

The vans lack almost all amenities. One guest commented that "not being able to shower was definitely a negative ... seeing as New York isn't very clean."

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5:03am

Fri July 24, 2015
NPR Story

Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 2:58 pm

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