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Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says

August 29, 2014 - 6:26am

David Greene talks to Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general of NATO, about Russian military advances into Ukraine. The NATO-Ukraine Commission held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday.

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'99 Bottles Of Beer' Inspires Bigger Container To Hold Beer

August 29, 2014 - 5:29am

The Texas brewery Austin Beerworks launched a 99-pack of beer this week. The case is seven-feet long and weighs 82 pounds. It costs $99.99.

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Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material

August 29, 2014 - 5:22am

Students at Washington State University received planners. But it turned out the photo used was of the University of Washington. On the bright side, at least there was no photo of Washington, D.C.

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'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

The late author wrote close to 50 novels, and several of them, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight, were made into films. His 1978 book The Switch has been turned into a film called Life of Crime.

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Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Gates of Youth Advocate Programs, a lifelong resident of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, about the changing nature and daily experience of violence there.

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Michel Martin Recaps #BeyondFerguson

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michel Martin about the community conversation covering race and law enforcement that was held Thursday night in Ferguson, Mo. There was also a Twitter chat at #BeyondFerguson.

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Russia Denies It's Directly Aiding Pro-Russian Separatists

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Russia's government says any Russians who may be in Ukraine are volunteers. For a Russian perspective, David Greene talks to Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the journal, Russia In Global Affairs.

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Student Attendance Drops At College Football Games

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Student attendance at games has gone down on average 7 percent since 2009, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rising ticket prices along with televised games are to blame.

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Barclays To Finance Detroit's Exit From Bankruptcy

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Barclays Capital has agreed to provide $275 million to finance Detroit's operations as the city emerges from bankruptcy. A judge must approve the plan before Detroit can receive the exit financing.

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Weekend Musher Finds Dogs Keep Her Hanging On

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Julia Bayly of Fort Kent, Maine, works as a reporter at the Bangor Daily News. Her passion outside of work is dog sledding. It's the latest installment in our hobby series "Alter Egos."

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Retailers Entice Shoppers To Get Ready For New School Year

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

David Greene talks to branding expert Martin Lindstrom about the psychological tricks and ploys marketers and retailers use to entice shoppers into a back-to-school retail frenzy.

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Case Could Jeopardize Washington State Recreational Pot Law

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

The lawsuit is over whether local governments have the right to ban pot businesses otherwise permitted under state law. The ruling could strike down the framework for regulating and selling pot there.

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Drought Conditions Wreak Havoc On Latin America

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

Parts of Latin America are severely parched. The drought is fueling clashes, forcing rationing, decimating crops and affecting travel through the Panama Canal.

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Political Crisis Exposes France's Economic Problems

August 29, 2014 - 5:02am

French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.

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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

August 29, 2014 - 3:38am

The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

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A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force

August 29, 2014 - 3:35am

Fresh out of school, Alton Yates needed to make money, so he signed up for the Air Force. His job? Riding rocket-propelled sleds, to help test whether high-speed space travel would be safe for humans.

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China Accuses Panda Of Faking Pregnancies To Get Treats

August 28, 2014 - 6:55am

When pandas have symptoms of pregnancy, keepers put them in private rooms and feed them extra food. When it's clear the pandas aren't pregnant, some maintain the act to keep the better accommodations.

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Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team

August 28, 2014 - 6:37am

Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of "poaching" Canadians of Jamaican descent.

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Ex-Assistant Pleads Guilty To Art Theft

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

A former assistant to pop artist Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property. James Meyer admitted he lacked permission to take or transport art from 2006 to 2011.

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Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

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