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Citigroup Agrees To Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

2 hours 41 min ago

Citigroup will pay $4 billion to the Justice Department and spend $2.5 billion to help struggling homeowners modify their mortgages. And, talks are underway between the government and Bank of America.

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McDonald's Is A Popular Wedding Destination In Hong Kong

3 hours 20 min ago

McDonald's there are offering wedding packages. It seems the young couples have fond memories of first dates at the McDonald's — where love blossoms under golden arches.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert

3 hours 29 min ago

Four hours of music was piped through underwater speakers. Songs from Flipper and The Little Mermaid were played for divers, snorkelers and marine life.

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Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Fighting In Surgical Fashion

5 hours 34 min ago

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer talks to Steve Inskeep about what it will take to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from escalating further.

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Gaza Conflict Enters 7th Day, Israel Downs Drone

5 hours 34 min ago

On Israel's southern coastline, the military said it downed a drone. Earlier, Israel intensified air strikes, and warned thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip to take shelter.

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Italian Workers Try To Refloat Capsized Costa Concordia

5 hours 34 min ago

The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The ship's captain is being tried on charges of manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship.

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Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

5 hours 34 min ago

Fifty years ago, when the ultra-conservative wing of the GOP overthrew Republican moderates to choose Barry Goldwater as the party standard-bearer, black voters deserted the GOP in droves.

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2008 Law Is At The Center Of Immigration Dispute

5 hours 34 min ago

As Central American kids continue to arrive across the U.S. border, there are many questions over the law. President Obama wants it overhauled. Republicans say they can't trust him to enforce the law.

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Firemen's Ball Ushers In France's Bastille Day

5 hours 34 min ago

On this day in 1789, crowds stormed the Bastille prison, where the king kept his enemies. The monarchy was overthrown in a revolution.

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Study: Older Americans Aim To Stay Independent In Their Homes

5 hours 34 min ago

A study from Georgetown and Phillips Inc. finds that the vast majority of Americans want to age in their homes. But that they have taken no steps to make their homes suitable for aging in place.

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In The Future, Calorie Counting Could Be A Lot Easier

5 hours 34 min ago

Tracking the food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that goes over your plate, and tells you exactly what's in the food you're about to eat.

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China Indicts GlaxoSmithKline Investigators

5 hours 34 min ago

Prosecutors in Shanghai have charged a British detective and his American wife with illegally buying and selling personal information about Chinese citizens.

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Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Worries Baltic Nation Of Latvia

5 hours 34 min ago

President Putin said he was acting to protect the rights of ethnic Russians in Crimea. Latvians fear Russia could use the Russian-speaking population to exert destabilizing pressure on their country.

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Brazilian Police Move In On Sunday's World Cup Protesters

5 hours 34 min ago

There had been concern in the lead-up to the World Cup that the protests in Brazil would get worse as the tournament went on. But that didn't happen — until the final protest on Sunday turned violent.

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Late-Game Goal Gives Germany World Cup Win Over Argentina

5 hours 34 min ago

Germany takes home the 2014 World Cup title after a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday. It was a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play.

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Palestinian Authority Bears Brunt Of West Bank Outrage

5 hours 34 min ago

Political strife and unrest are powerful backdrops in the work of Palestinian writer Adania Shibli. She talks to Steve Inskeep about the mood in Ramallah.

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Fighting Between Israel And Gaza Spans 1 Week

5 hours 34 min ago

Thousands of Palestinian residents are taking shelter. The fighting shows no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a ceasefire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll.

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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

6 hours 11 min ago

To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.

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

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

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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