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Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.

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There's Something New This College Football Season: Playoffs

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

College football's top division has a new playoff system this season. We'll talk about how it works, and how the field of potential contenders looks.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Widen Their Attack In Eastern Ukraine

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

The past few days have seen the opening of a new front in the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. According to U.S. officials, Russia is behind it.

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Get A Russian Mortgage, Get A Cat

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Much like your mortgage, the cat is a loan. Cats are delivered to the new residence for a two-hour visit. In Russia, it's considered good luck for a cat to cross the threshold of a new home.

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Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved?

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention.

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Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.

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U.S., Russians Try Track Two Diplomacy As Relations Hit A New Low

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

U.S. and Russian experts recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.

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Supermarket Chain Workers Get Their Beloved CEO Back

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Arthur T. Demoulas has regained control of the company in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The move ends a battle between rival factions of the family that left store shelves bare and stakeholders angry.

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Court Rules For FedEx Drivers In Suit Over Job Classification

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

A federal appeals court in Oregon ruled FedEx Ground misclassified more than 2,000 drivers in California as independent contractors. There could be back claims for unpaid wages and benefits.

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Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

August 28, 2014 - 3:47am

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

August 28, 2014 - 3:46am

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby

August 28, 2014 - 3:44am

This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.

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Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

August 27, 2014 - 6:32am

A British man who was at a party called his girlfriend to stay he couldn't come home because he had been kidnapped. She called police, and they fined him after they found him still at the party.

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Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

August 27, 2014 - 6:22am

After the neighbor's attempt failed, people came out in droves to support 12-year-old TJ Guerrero in Dunedin, Fla. He made $600 in two hours.

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Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

August 27, 2014 - 5:02am

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

August 27, 2014 - 5:02am

Scholars have long tried to understand how culture affects communities. New research argues that the parking behavior of drivers may tell us something about the economic productivity of nations.

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

August 27, 2014 - 5:02am

Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.

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Boston Has Riskiest Drivers, According To Insurance Ranking

August 27, 2014 - 5:02am

Drivers in Boston get into an accident every four years on average, according to a study by Allstate insurance. Fort Collins, Colo., had the nation's safest drivers.

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Poet Tishani Doshi Reads Her Summer Poem

August 27, 2014 - 5:02am

In her poem, "Visiting My Parents in Summer," Tishani Doshi writes about returning to her childhood bedroom, where she experiences it being preserved just as she left it as a teenager.

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