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Shoplifter Claims To Be Stone Temple Pilots Ex-Lead Singer

August 22, 2014 - 6:31am

Police in Beverly Hills arrested a guy for shoplifting who identified himself as Scott Weiland. The real Weiland posted a video saying he was touring and writing.

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Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

August 22, 2014 - 6:06am

Rapper 50 Cent challenged Boxer Floyd Mayweather to read a page of a Harry Potter book aloud without messing up. If he can do it, 50 Cent will donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice.

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Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.

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Emotional Distress A Worry As Kids Go Back To School In Ferguson

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

One elementary school is less than a mile away from the protest zone where there have been nightly clashes with police. So for some kids, the first day of school might be more stressful than usual.

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Author And His Daughter Cook Around The World And You Can Too

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Kelly McEvers talks to food writer Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia about their cookbook International Night, based on their tradition of cooking a meal every week from a different country.

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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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Protests In Ferguson Cause Some Kids To Suffer Emotional Distress

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. Educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.

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Process Determining Next Afghan President Is Fraught With Delays

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Afghan and international monitors are muddling through an audit of all the ballots cast, and the two candidates are trying to come to agreement on the terms of a national unity government.

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Blood From Ebola Survivors May Help Treat Patients

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Officials are deciding how to safely collect blood from Ebola survivors and give it to the sick. David Greene talks to David Wood, of an Ebola intervention task force for the Word Health Organization.

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Is Syria Becoming A Partner In The Fight Against Islamist Terror?

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Kelly McEvers talks to Emile Hokayem, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, about some western nations shifting to the idea of working with Syria's regime to fight Islamist militants.

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Big Banks To Boost Entry-Level Salaries

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

The raises for junior staff is an attempt to keep up-and-coming talent from heading to private equity firms or to Silicon Valley, Bloomberg News reports.

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Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years Helping Low-Income Youths

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

The federal program has centers across the country that provide education and vocational training. Kelly McEvers talks to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about how Job Corps serves disadvantaged youths.

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Retailer Gap Plans To Open Stores In India

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

The company will open its first stores in Mumbai and Delhi. The plan is for 40 franchise locations throughout the country.

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Poet Finds Summer Is A Time To Reconnect With Nature

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

In this poem, "Kingfisher," Chris McCabe recalls a bird watching trip, and an attempt to see a rare bird — the vivid blue kingfisher — that he long dreamed of seeing.

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Exit Interview: Page Steps Down As U.S. Ambassador To South Sudan

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

David Greene talks to Susan Page, the first U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. The relatively new nation is locked in a crisis over a power struggle between the president and his former vice president.

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Romance Fans Will Fall For Characters In 'If I Stay'

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

If I Stay is based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman. Chloë Grace Moretz plays a 17-year-old girl, in a coma after a car wreck, who has to choose between life or death.

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Bank Of America Settles Mortgage Case For $16.65 Billion

August 21, 2014 - 1:07pm

The bank agreed to pay a record amount to the U.S. government to avoid prosecution for its fraudulent sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors in the lead-up to the financial crisis.

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Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike

August 21, 2014 - 10:44am

The militant group says three military leaders were killed in the strike in the Gaza Strip. Also, a Hamas official appeared to confirm its involvement in the killings that sparked the latest conflict.

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George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014 - 7:04am

Former President George W. Bush declined the ice water and was going to write a check to the ALS charity. But instead, former first lady Laura Bush doused him. Bush then challenged Clinton.

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Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver

August 21, 2014 - 6:55am

The incident comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the stand up motor device.

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