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3 Captive Americans In North Korea Appeal For U.S. Help

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

It's unclear what it will take to secure their release. David Greene talks Stephen Bosworth, who served as U.S. special representative for North Korea policy during President Obama's first term.

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U.S. Program Helps Africans Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

David Greene talks to Enitan Kuku, who's from Nigeria, and Mildred Apenyo, who's from Uganda, about a U.S. State Department entrepreneurial fellowship for young leaders from Africa.

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Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine Monrovia Slum

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

Liberian authorities freed the West Point slum from its quarantine 10 days after imposing it. The military led the effort to isolate the impoverished community and the move sparked deadly clashes.

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Islamist Militants Use Beheading Video To Push Its Agenda

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

A video released on Tuesday shows the killing of an American journalist by the Islamic State militant group. The group threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued its offensive in Iraq.

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UMass Sets Record For Largest New England Clambake

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

According to the Associated Press, more than 3,000 clam dinners were served to students on the Amherst campus.

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Investors Cash In On Off-Campus Housing

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

Colleges and universities still own and manage most student dorms, but over the past decade, investors have been getting in on the growing market for off-campus housing.

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Nude Photos Hack Wasn't Broad Attack On Apple Services

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

Nude photos of celebrities have spread across the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple said that some celebrity accounts were hit by an attack on user names, passwords and security questions.

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Halliburton To Pay To Settle Oil Rig Explosion Claims

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

Houston-based Halliburton has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle most of the claims filed after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast in 2010.

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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.

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Obama Urged To Use Executive Action To Overhaul Immigration

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

Advocates are pushing President Obama to bypass Congress. David Greene talks to Alan Gomez, an immigration reporter for USA Today, and Grace Meng, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.

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U.S. Airstrikes Target Al-Shabab Leadership

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

A U.S. airstrike may have killed the leader of the Somali group al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida. David Greene talks to Natznet Tesfay, of IHS Jane's, which analyzes defense and security issues.

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Ukraine Crisis Reshapes NATO's Mission

September 3, 2014 - 5:06am

President Obama and other world leaders will be in Wales on Thursday for a NATO summit. The crisis in Ukraine gives this meeting new urgency.

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Amid Warnings Of Ethnic Cleansing, A Yazidi Man's Suicide Resonates

September 3, 2014 - 3:33am

Naif Khalif Omar, 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.

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