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How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam

NPR News - July 11, 2014 - 8:07am

Two secretaries in a doctor's office have pleaded guilty and a pharmacy owner faces charges in a scam that Medicare allowed to thrive for more than two years.

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Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

NPR News - July 11, 2014 - 8:03am

The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.

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Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core

NPR Education - July 11, 2014 - 8:03am

The American Federation of Teachers holds its annual meeting this weekend. Its president, Randi Weingarten, talks with NPR Ed.

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

NPR Arts & Culture - July 11, 2014 - 7:52am

Also: Colin Barrett has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award; Roxana Robinson on the painful fragility of her concentration.

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Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace

NPR News - July 11, 2014 - 7:38am

In Israel, a rocket hits a gas station, setting it on fire and causing several injuries; in Gaza, the health ministry says 100 Palestinians have been killed.

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'How To Survive The Bulls' Co-Author Gets Gored

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 7:14am

On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one of the authors of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, was reportedly gored in the leg. His injuries were not life threatening.

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New York City Considers Licensing Costumed Peformers

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 7:06am

Lawmakers say too many people dress like Superman or other characters to pose for pictures with tourists, and then they demand money.

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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

NPR News - July 11, 2014 - 7:02am

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.

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Gaza Residents Deal With Fourth Night Of Israeli Air Strikes

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 7:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Palestinian-American business consultant and political commentator Sami Abdel-Shafi about living in Gaza while under attack from Israel.

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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

NPR Politics - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.

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Germany Asks Top CIA Spy In Country To Leave

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

The move comes after German investigators discovered a second citizen suspected of spying for the U.S. Renee Montagne talks to James Bamford, who writes about U.N. intelligence agencies and the NSA.

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NSA Implementing Fix To Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says steps have been taken to stop future incidents. But he says there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure.

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Ukrainian Army Takes Back Areas From Pro-Russian Separatists

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

As Ukraine begins the final push to regain control of the east of the country, the Kremlin has become very quiet. Professor Stephen Sestanovich talks to Renee Montagne about the shifting dynamics.

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Israel's Rocket Defense System Performs Well During Gaza Escalation

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

Israel's military says its rocket defense system, known as Iron Dome, has kept the country safe from Hamas rockets. The missile shield system may have its critics, but Israelis are still proud.

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Hottest Burger In Britain Burns 2 Journalists

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

Two journalists from a newspaper in Brighton, England, went to the hospital after sampling the Hot Chili Burger. The heat is in the sauce, which is rated about 3,000 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.

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World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.

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FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.

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Economy Hurts Young Adults Looking For Their First Job

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

Youth unemployment is double the national rate. Renee Montagne talks to Roberto Angulo of AfterCollege Inc. and Courtney Hawkins of the Federation Employment & Guidance Service Bronx Youth Center.

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Movie Review: 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

If you want apes, you've come to the right place. The latest in the franchise, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, shows us masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey.

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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

Morning Edition - July 11, 2014 - 5:00am

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.

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