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Pot Tax Fails To Be A Windfall For Colorado

August 13, 2014 - 7:12am

Colorado's governor expected to take in $100 million. In the fiscal year that just ended, the marijuana tax brought in $12 million. Many smokers buy medical marijuana which is taxed at a lower rate.

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Germany has lowered its early retirement age by two years. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing a shortage of trained workers.

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Grocery App Tells You Company's Political Persuasion

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Scan the barcode of different products and the app will tell you whether the company is seen as leaning Republican, Democratic or Other. The app is called BuyPartisan.

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Questions Linger Over Fatal Race Involving NASCAR's Stewart

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

The racing world is still in shock after a car driven by NASCAR's Tony Stewart struck and killed a 20-year-old driver during a dirt track race Saturday. David Greene talks to Nate Ryan of USA Today.

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Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.

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Police Shooting Death Of Teen In Missouri Stokes Racial Tension

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the white police officer who shot Michael Brown, a black unarmed teen.

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Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. Companies are working on pipeline proposals. One calls for a pipeline to be built from Iowa's northwest corner to its southeast corner.

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Rare Panda Triplets Born At South China Wildlife Park

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Giant pandas are endangered and famously difficult to breed in captivity. Born last month, they're in good health. Survival rates for triplets have been historically low.

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Liberia Becomes Epicenter Of West Africa Ebola Crisis

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Liberia is now the nation reporting the highest number of new cases in the region. It was also a traveler from Liberia who last month carried the Ebola virus to Nigeria and sparked the outbreak there.

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Young Americans Make Up The Most Unemployed Generation

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.

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LA Clippers Sold To Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.

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How A Co-Worker's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Affects Colleagues

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

When a woman at work experiences breast cancer, does that make her colleagues more likely to get mammograms and be proactive about their own health?

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Older German Workers Jump At Chance To Retire At 63

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Germany has lowered its early retirement age by two years. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing a shortage of trained workers.

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Will Alaskans Vote To Repeal State's Tax Cut On Oil Production?

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Many Alaskans see the Aug. 19 vote as a referendum on the future of the state, which relies heavily on the oil industry but where less oil is now being pumped from the field.

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Caught In Cross-Fire, Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Suffer

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Russian trucks are carrying aid for those caught in a battle between Ukraine's army and pro-Russia separatists. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Birnbaum, Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post.

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U.S., Iraqi Teams Aid Yazidis Trapped By Extremist Fighters

August 13, 2014 - 4:57am

Militants from the extremist group known as the Islamic State have trapped thousands of Yazidis on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Telegraph reporter Jonathan Krohn tells David Greene about their plight.

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Smartphone Apps Help To Battle Campus Sexual Assaults

August 13, 2014 - 4:32am

Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.

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Wisconsin Man Spends Wedding Night In Jail

August 12, 2014 - 7:19am

After going to a bar, the man got into an argument, threw a mug of beer against a wall, nearly hit someone and was arrested. He was still dressed in his white tuxedo as police led him off to jail.

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Dead Woman Insists On 'Wizard Of Oz' Obit

August 12, 2014 - 7:14am

Joanna Scarpitti loved that movie so much that she made her daughter promise that when she died that a famous line would be used in her obituary. Scarpitti's obit began: "Ding dong the witch is dead."

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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

August 12, 2014 - 5:51am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.

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