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J.K. Rowling Posts New Harry Potter Short Story

July 9, 2014 - 6:57am

Harry Potter is attending the Quidditch World Cup with his family, as well as Ron and Hermione. He is in his 30s, with "a couple of threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.

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iPhone From Oklahoma Ends Up In Grain Shipment To Japan

July 9, 2014 - 6:50am

A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney recovered the phone, which had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.

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Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.

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Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.

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Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.

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Kickstarter Tater Salad Fund Is No Small Potatoes

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Within days of asking for a total of $10 to crowdsource his first potato salad, Ohioan Zack Brown raised tens of thousands of dollars. Apparently he'll be making a lot of potato salad.

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Administration Moves To Speed Deportations Of Unaccompanied Minors

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

A flood of children from Central America has put President Obama under pressure. Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process them.

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Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Host country Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in epic fashion: Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during the semifinal match. Brazilians are wondering how their beloved team could be so pulverized.

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Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.

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Researchers Aghast Over Discovery Of Smallpox Vials

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Federal health officials have found six vials of smallpox apparently forgotten in a lab storeroom. Officials want to know where the deadly virus came from and why it was left unsecured for so long.

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Unwelcomed At First, Israelis Mourn Palestinian Teen's Death With His Family

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Family members of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khadier said they didn't want an Israeli condolence visit. But the Israelis arrived anyway. The scene went from anger to tears.

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Global Boom In Asset Prices Leads To Worries About Market Bubbles

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.

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Record Recalls May Not Necessarily Hurt Auto Industry

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.

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Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.

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Brazilians Lick Wounds After World Cup Loss To Germany

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.

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Egypt's Gas Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is a necessary measure to address the deficit, people are angry that life just became even less affordable.

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Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman

July 9, 2014 - 5:06am

A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.

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In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

July 9, 2014 - 4:21am

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones like Brazil's brutal defeat.

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A Golf Prodigy Grows Up, And Goes All The Way To The Top

July 9, 2014 - 3:34am

Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, says commentator Frank Deford. Michelle Wie, the 24-year-old golfer, may now be the best-known golfer in the world.

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Self-Described Optimist Taylor Swift On The Future Of Music

July 8, 2014 - 9:50am

In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."

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