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France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

5 hours 51 min ago

The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."

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NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

6 hours 1 min ago

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment?

6 hours 3 min ago

Chicago police faced an epidemic of crime — and, with it, pressure to solve high-profile cases. Linda Wertheimer talks with reporter Nicholas Schmidle about a murder case and his New Yorker piece.

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Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

6 hours 23 min ago

The Hanwha Eagles lost over 400 games in five years. But online fans have stayed true. Now remote fans can control robots at the stadium that are wearing jerseys, cheering and bearing the fans' faces.

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After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

6 hours 30 min ago

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

7 hours 36 sec ago

Health workers are trying to convince parents to let their children take a vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Researchers from Harvard polled the parents; the results surprised them.

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Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

7 hours 36 sec ago

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.

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Former High-Ranking Official Under Investigation In China

7 hours 36 sec ago

The Chinese government announced Tuesday that it's investigating Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar. The move makes Zhou the most senior politician ever to face an investigation for corruption in China.

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How Much Impact Will New Sanctions Have On Russia?

7 hours 36 sec ago

Linda Wertheimer talks with Financial Times reporter Kathrin Hille in Moscow about the economic impact on Russia of accumulating Western sanctions.

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U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia

7 hours 36 sec ago

The U.S. and EU announced more sanctions against Russia because of its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions are more wide-ranging than previous efforts to target the ruling elite.

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Business News

7 hours 36 sec ago

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.

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Clinton's Book Tour Put Her Strengths And Weaknesses On Display

7 hours 36 sec ago

HiIlary Clinton's book tour is over, and her final decision on a 2016 presidential bid is months away. The tour highlighted Clinton's strengths, weaknesses and possible presidential campaign.

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U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

7 hours 36 sec ago

A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.

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Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease

7 hours 36 sec ago

Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.

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Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal, In An Attempt To Make It Safer

7 hours 36 sec ago

New legislation in Bolivia will allow children as young as 10 to work. Critics say the law will keep kids out of school, but supporters argue that children are working anyway — and need protection.

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As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

7 hours 36 sec ago

In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

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New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

7 hours 36 sec ago

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

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Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough To Lead The NFL?

7 hours 36 sec ago

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of a Baltimore Ravens player for an alleged assault has been widely criticized. Commentator Frank Deford says American football needs a new envoy.

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

7 hours 36 sec ago

Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

7 hours 1 min ago

A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.

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