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Immigration Debate Splits California City In Two

July 3, 2014 - 4:09pm

Immigration protests are expected to continue for some time in Murrieta, Calif. After protesters turned away buses of undocumented immigrants bound for a processing center, the town now finds itself at the center of the political debate on immigration.

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Hiring Looks Good Now, But Wage Growth Lags

July 3, 2014 - 4:03pm

The improving labor market in June did not translate into significant pay hikes. Wages were just 2 percent higher compared with a year ago. Consumer prices have been rising at a 2.1 percent rate.

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Surrounded By Digital Distractions, We Can't Even Stop To Think

July 3, 2014 - 2:31pm

A study on the wandering mind had a simple request: Just think. But many participants couldn't sit still for very long, and they even were willing to shock themselves to avoid doing nothing.

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Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Seen As Snub To North Korea

July 3, 2014 - 2:23pm

Xi Jinping's first visit to the Korean Peninsula finds him in Seoul, not Pyongyang, in a possible sign of strained Sino-North Korean ties.

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Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

July 3, 2014 - 1:50pm

The Highway Trust Fund has been short billions for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.

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Israeli And Palestinian Parents: 'We Need To Stop This Madness'

July 3, 2014 - 1:39pm

The deaths of three Israeli teenagers have sparked anger in the region. Two parents who lost children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict explain why they are now calling for reconciliation.

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New Jobs Numbers: Has Economic Recovery Reached A Tipping Point?

July 3, 2014 - 1:39pm

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.

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Purling In Anger: Arrest Breaks Up 'Knit-In' At Vermont Utility

July 3, 2014 - 1:29pm

Five police cars responded to perhaps the most civil of all disobediences: five women knitting at a gas company's headquarters.

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The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens

July 3, 2014 - 1:07pm

Myers' young adult novels talked about the tough realities of urban life in language that made teens stop and listen. He won almost every award for YA literature during the course of his career.

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Will Texas GOP Candidate's Actions On Chemicals Prove Toxic?

July 3, 2014 - 12:35pm

After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.

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Woman Charged In Denver With Seeking To Aid Islamic Extremists

July 3, 2014 - 11:51am

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she boarded a flight that would have ultimately landed her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad alongside ISIS rebels.

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VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

July 3, 2014 - 11:18am

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.

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Freedom To NOT Celebrate Independence Day

July 3, 2014 - 11:11am

On the Fourth of July, some Americans have celebrated their freedom of choice by choosing to not celebrate at all.

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Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

July 3, 2014 - 11:06am

The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.

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Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

July 3, 2014 - 10:24am

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.

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The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

July 3, 2014 - 9:58am

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.

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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

July 3, 2014 - 9:54am

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

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Olympian, WWII Hero Louis Zamperini Dies At 97

July 3, 2014 - 8:34am

Zamperini, whose life story was chronicled in the best-seller Unbroken, survived the brutality of a Japanese POW camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific during World War II.

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U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Dept. Says

July 3, 2014 - 8:16am

This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.

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Now A Hurricane, Arthur Steams Along Eastern Seaboard

July 3, 2014 - 7:22am

Arthur is now packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph; it could bring hurricane conditions to North Carolina tonight.

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