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Austria's Social Democrat Party Wants Its Gnomes Back

August 25, 2014 - 6:15am

The BBC reports that on Saturday more than 400 garden gnomes were stolen from an Austrian town, where they were holding election campaign signs while tied to lampposts.

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The Last Word In Business

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Legendary Actor Lord Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

Lord Richard Attenborough, the acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director died Sunday. He forged a lengthy acting career. As a director, he was known for Gandhi, for which he won two Academy Awards.

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Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Hits Napa Valley

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

Early Sunday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Napa Valley — shaking some houses off their foundations, sparking fires and causing extensive damage to the historic downtown district.

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U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has been released by his captors, Jabhat al-Nusra, in Syria. The news comes after the horrifying footage last week of another American journalist, James Foley, being beheaded, many months after his capture in Syria by the group which now calls itself the Islamic State.

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Reviewing U.S. Policy On Islamic State

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq. The group is called the Islamic State, and the U.S. has been conducting airstrikes against the militants as they try to capture new territory. Last week, American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a member of the group.

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Back From Vacation, Obama Faces A Host Of Challenges

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

The beheading of an American journalist at the hands of foreign terrorists, and the death of Michael Brown in Missouri have created policy and political questions that the president has to deal with.

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Emmy Awards To Be Handed In Los Angeles

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

Matthew McConaughey or Brian Cranston? Orange Is the New Black or Modern Family? The questions about which actors and shows will emerge at the top of the TV industry get answered Monday night.

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U.N. Appointee Examining Gaza War Criticized For Anti-Israel Remarks

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

The U.N. Human Rights Council named William Schabas to lead a fact-finding mission to determine whether Israel or Hamas committed war crimes. David Greene talks to Schabas about the group's mandate.

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Isaeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Apartment Building

August 25, 2014 - 5:07am

Weekend airstrikes severely damaged several buildings in Gaza. On Sunday, an apartment tower in Gaza City was brought down. Israeli officials say Hamas had an operations room in the building.

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As Ferguson Unraveled, The World Found A New Way Of Watching

August 25, 2014 - 4:46am

When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., livestreaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.

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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

August 25, 2014 - 3:30am

The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia, and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

August 25, 2014 - 3:29am

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

August 25, 2014 - 3:28am

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

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Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

August 22, 2014 - 6:06am

Rapper 50 Cent challenged Boxer Floyd Mayweather to read a page of a Harry Potter book aloud without messing up. If he can do it, 50 Cent will donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice.

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Outside Groups Mirror Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

This is a big political year in Iowa. A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs, and the Republican party has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state — the Virginia-based group Americans For Prosperity. Mobilizing voters, running TV attack ads — when do secretly financed outside groups start to resemble political parties?

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Protests In Ferguson Cause Some Kids To Suffer Emotional Distress

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

In Ferguson, Missouri, some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. We talk to families about their choices as educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.

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Process Determining Next Afghan President Is Fraught With Delays

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

More than two months after Afghans voted for a new president, the results are unknown and the process in turmoil. Afghan and international monitors are muddling through an audit of all the ballots cast, and the two candidates are trying to come to agreement on the terms of a national unity government. A security agreement with the U.S. hangs in the balance.

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Blood From Ebola Survivors May Help Treat Patients

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

Global health officials are trying to figure out how they can safely and effectively collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors and give it to people sick with the virus. David Greene talks to David Wood, who is part of an Ebola interventions task force for the Word Health Organization.

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