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N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There

3 hours 46 min ago

A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state.

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For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

4 hours 1 min ago

For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.

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Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

4 hours 36 min ago

The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans: Chavez spent hours on national TV writing and drawing to explain his policies, mostly in caps and socialist red. It's also a computer font: ChavezPro.

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On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record

5 hours 16 min ago

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover set a record Monday for driving a longer distance than any other manmade craft sent to another celestial body.

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Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

5 hours 16 min ago

Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.

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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

5 hours 16 min ago

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

5 hours 16 min ago

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.

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LA Bicycle Commuters Form 'Bike Trains' For Safety

5 hours 16 min ago

A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered.

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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

5 hours 16 min ago

In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.

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What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

5 hours 17 min ago

Linda Wertheimer talks with Bloomberg View sportswriter Kavitha Davidson about the NFL's suspension of the Baltimore Ravens running back for assaulting his then-fiancee, now wife.

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Photos From Syria May Show 'Killing On An Industrial Scale'

5 hours 17 min ago

A Syrian defector who worked for the Assad regime as a military police photographer took thousands of pictures of dead regime opponents, some of whom were tortured. The regime says they are fabrications, but U.S. officials say the pictures could provide evidence of war crimes.

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Brothers Exploit Loopholes In Airbnb, Kickstarter

5 hours 17 min ago

Two brothers rented a condo in Palm Springs and began claiming tenants' rights after 30 days, then threatened to sue the owner for negligence, claiming the tap water damaged their espresso machine.

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Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia

5 hours 17 min ago

Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.

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Sit Down, Plug In And Travel The World Through Sound

5 hours 17 min ago

You can travel the world without opening your wallet — or your eyes. Sound Transit, a collaborative website, allows users to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of faraway places.

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In 'Ghost Month,' A Murder-Mystery Tour Of Taipei

5 hours 17 min ago

In Taiwan, August is the month ghosts return from the afterlife. Linda Wertheimer talks to author Ed Lin about his mystery Ghost Month, set largely in the night markets and food stalls of Taipei.

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The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

July 28, 2014 - 8:12am

After an ice cream sandwich from Wal-Mart was left outside on an 80-degree day and didn't melt, a Cincinnati-area mom questioned what's in it. Wal-Mart said a lot of cream.

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Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

July 28, 2014 - 6:08am

The Rockies won a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. But the shirts misspelled his last name.

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Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

July 28, 2014 - 6:00am

The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.

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Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

July 28, 2014 - 5:54am

Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.

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Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

July 28, 2014 - 4:57am

Fierce fighting continued overnight in eastern Ukraine along the Russian border, and Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. claims that his country has been supporting pro-Russia fighters there.

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