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Copenhagen's First Free Supermarket Set To Open

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Customers pay about $3 a month for operational costs. They also have to write a review of the products within a deadline or pay the consequences.

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World's Largest Beverage Company Keeps Diversifying

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

In a $2.5 billion cash deal, Coca-Cola will buy a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage — maker of the popular Monster energy drink. Energy drinks are a nearly $7 billion business in the U.S.

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In Law Enforcement, Diversity Is Important, Ex-Chief Says

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Daniel Isom, a former St. Louis police chief and now a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, about the shooting of an unarmed teen in nearby Ferguson, Mo.

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Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard professor Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal which opened 100 years ago. One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, it connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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N.C. Sheriff Terry Johnson On Trial For Racial Profiling

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Justice Department officials say Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted Latino drivers and detained people without probable cause. Johnson's attorneys say the charges are baseless.

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China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to The Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter.

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For People Of Color, Relationships With Police Are Complicated

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Tensions in Ferguson, Mo., have become a flashpoint in an ongoing national conversation about race and police tactics. Depending on their race, people may have different relationships with police.

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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Latest Protests In Ferguson, Mo., Don't Take Violent Turn

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

It was a stark contrast to this week's four nights of clashes with heavily armed police. Protesters were demonstrating Saturday's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

August 15, 2014 - 4:00am

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'

August 15, 2014 - 3:52am

Patsy Hathaway, who is white, thought "love would conquer all" when it came to how others would treat her adopted son, Alex Landau. That changed after he was severely beaten when he was 19.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

August 15, 2014 - 3:31am

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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