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Author Fine Tunes Description Of China's Investment In Africa

August 8, 2014 - 6:45am

In an interview with Steve Inskeep, author Howard French comments on Steve's discussion this week with National Security Advisor Susan Rice about U.S. and Chinese investment in Africa.

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Following 3-Day Truce, Rocket Fire Resumes In Gaza

August 8, 2014 - 6:04am

Gaza militants renewed rocket fire on Israel after a three-day truce expired on Friday. Israel fired back. Negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for the coastal strip hit a deadlock.

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When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Security researchers use their hacking skills to look for security holes that companies should fix. But their good intentions aren't always appreciated by the organizations they investigate.

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Islamic Militants Surge Across Nothern Iraq

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

David Greene gets the latest on the advance of the Islamic State and the humanitarian crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan from Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a reporter for the website Al-Monitor in Erbil.

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Fire Prevention Bear To Celebrate Birthday

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Smokey Bear turns 70 on Saturday. Since 2008, actor Sam Elliott has been the voice of the public service announcement icon. The PSA campaign began on August 9, 1944 — the same day Elliott was born.

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Troubles Compound For Malaysia Airlines

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Malaysia Airlines has operated at a loss for the past 3 years. Its troubles were compounded by the loss of a flight over the Pacific in March, and another shot down over eastern Ukraine last month.

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West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Declared International Emergency

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response.

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Kerry's Afghan Visit Smooths Disputed Election

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan for the second time in less than a month. The two presidential candidates have agreed to resolve the disputed election and set an inauguration date.

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Turkey's Presidential Election Not Immune From Neighboring Turmoil

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Turks vote Sunday in their first direct presidential election. The vote's backdrop is the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. David Greene talks to Milliyet columnist Asli Aydintasbas.

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Obama Authorizes Targeted Strikes In Iraq

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

U.S. military aircraft dropped humanitarian supplies to thousands of Iraqis trapped on a mountain by militants from the Islamic State. President Obama authorized airstrikes if they become necessary.

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To Hack Or Not To Hack?

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

That is the hot question at 2 conferences in Las Vegas this week. White-hat hackers are considered ethical because they work to discover security flaws but their intentions aren't always appreciated.

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Movie Review: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Films that mix food and romance have become a staple of recent movie-making. The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, is the latest example.

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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.

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Remembering The Emotional Fallout From Nixon's Resignation

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

Forty years ago Friday, President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal. He made a speech and got on a helicopter to head back to California.

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Jury: Mich. Man Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

August 8, 2014 - 5:18am

The white Detroit-area homeowner who said he felt threatened when he shot and killed an unarmed black female teenager on his front porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

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Finding A New Life, After An Abusive Marriage And A Prison Sentence

August 8, 2014 - 3:33am

In 1987, Mytokia Fair shot and killed her husband — before battered spouse syndrome was an admissible defense in Maryland. She served three years in prison before her 15-year sentence was commuted.

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

August 8, 2014 - 3:32am

The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.

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