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How To Mark 10 Years Of Co-Hosting 'Morning Edition'? Take A Break!

August 1, 2014 - 7:01am

Renee Montagne says so long for now. This is the 10th year that she and Steve Inskeep have hosted the show together, and she says she's celebrating by taking a very long (three-month) vacation.

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Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?

August 1, 2014 - 6:46am

It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.

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Pa. Man's Parting Message: 'Please Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'

August 1, 2014 - 6:37am

Kevin McGroarty left behind his own obituary when he died last week at age 53, after — as he put it — "battling a long fight with mediocracy."

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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

August 1, 2014 - 5:48am

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

August 1, 2014 - 5:36am

Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.

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Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

August 1, 2014 - 5:30am

Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.

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Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers. Lawyers and immigration judges say the move undermines due process and will lead to further delays in already clogged courts. The ACLU earlier filed a suit over lack of representation.

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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.

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'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to director James Gunn about his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, which Marvel hopes to make its next big franchise. Characters include a raccoon and a tree.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

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July Jobs Report Less Stellar Than June's, But Still Strong

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

The government's July unemployment report, released Friday, showed the economy added 209,000 jobs. The unemployment rate rose .1 percent — but analysts say there was a good reason for the increase.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.

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Using Water As A Weapon In The Fight To Control Iraq

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Kurdish troops are guarding a large dam on the Tigris River to keep it from being taken over by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The extremist group is bent on controlling Iraq's water resources.

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For One Recent College Grad In D.C., Job Interviews Are Dead Ends

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

All summer we're focusing on out-of-work youth and how they're getting by. 21-year-old Sarai Johnson graduated from Howard University in May. She says she's learned to swallow her pride when it comes to doing certain jobs.

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Never Mind The Cronut. Now There's An Ice Cream Sundae In A Can

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

The creator of the cronut — half croissant, half donut — is out with the new product: a mix of vanilla, chocolate chip and root beer ice cream with toppings in a pop-top tin, for $15.

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Metropolitan Opera Postpones Lockout

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Contracts for 15 of the Met's unions were set to expire at midnight. Shortly after the deadline, Met management announced they'd postpone a lockout until at least Sunday.

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James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up': Heroic Acting In A Disjointed Film

August 1, 2014 - 5:00am

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Get On Up," a biopic about James Brown. Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul.

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Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause

July 31, 2014 - 5:55am

Stuart Kettell also has stalked a town on stilts and run in a human-sized hamster wheel to support cancer patients. His stunts have raised nearly $70,000. He's pushing this sprout with his nose.

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