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Ukraine Update

59 min 23 sec ago

The U.S. released satellite photos that it says show rocket fire from Russian territory striking Ukrainian military targets. International investigators are staying away from the MH17 debris field out of concern for their safety.

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The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

59 min 23 sec ago

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.

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Last Word

59 min 23 sec ago

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have today's last word in business.

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Business News

59 min 23 sec ago

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.

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New God's 'Firework,' Celebrating Childhood Joys Of Summer

59 min 23 sec ago

Brothers Kenny and Curt Thompkins were inspired to record an album in a racquetball court after hearing the acoustics there last year. The result appears in their new album, out this week.

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More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

59 min 23 sec ago

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.

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Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

59 min 23 sec ago

Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.

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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

59 min 23 sec ago

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

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When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

59 min 23 sec ago

The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some regarded as those solely for individuals. But Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.

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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

59 min 23 sec ago

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

59 min 23 sec ago

One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.

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Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

1 hour 15 min ago

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

1 hour 17 min ago

People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

1 hour 21 min ago

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

July 26, 2014 - 10:00am

For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."

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At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change

July 26, 2014 - 8:00am

Weeks after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deemed the Washington Redskins' name offensive to Native Americans, some football fans continue to support the team's name.

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At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

July 25, 2014 - 7:02am

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with luxury cabanas, pools and video displays that are longer than the field. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.

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Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

July 25, 2014 - 6:50am

The 72-foot-tall inflatable is installed on a Beijing Lake. A photo of it — wearing large square glasses just like those worn by a former president — went viral online.

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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

July 25, 2014 - 6:41am

In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.

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Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline

July 25, 2014 - 6:40am

Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.

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