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NPR Story
2:18 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Award-Winning Children's Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dies

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 8:14 am

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NPR Story
2:18 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Yields Polarized Debate

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 8:14 am

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Now let's get one more perspective on a deeply polarized debate, a debate set off by this week's Supreme Court ruling in a case brought by the craft store chain Hobby Lobby. The court found that some business owners with religious objections to contraceptives cannot be required to provide them to their employees with their health insurance plans. But does that ruling end there? Our Steve Inskeep digs deeper into what's fueling this debate.

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NPR Story
2:18 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Ale Ads Rethink Revolutionary War Outcome

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 8:14 am

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And our Last Word In Business today is, if they won.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RULE, BRITANNIA!")

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Imagine an America where trucks are called lorries, garbage cans are bins.

GREENE: Taxicabs are black, elevators are lifts, and English muffins are, well, just muffins.

MONTAGNE: That's the idea behind, If We Won. It's a cheeky, new advertising campaign from Newcastle Brown Ale. It envisions what the United States would be like if Britain had won the Revolutionary War.

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NPR Story
2:18 am
Thu July 3, 2014

China Announces Another Easing Of Its Currency Controls

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Animals
4:01 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Ukraine Wants Its Dolphins Back

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 4:53 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Ukraine wants its dolphins back. It seems when Russia invaded the Ukrainian nation of Crimea, it also seized Ukraine's military dolphins. Those dolphins were trained to detect mines and enemy divers. Now they're under Russian control. A Russian news site reports Ukraine is demanding Russia return the dolphins as it has other military equipment. But Russia is saying nyet, the dolphins are in the navy now - the Russian Navy. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Sports
3:15 am
Wed July 2, 2014

U.S. Goalkeeper Becomes Social Media Star

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 4:53 am

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Sports
2:05 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Belgium Ends U.S. Team's World Cup Hopes

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 11:09 am

The U.S. men's soccer team is out of the World Cup. For 90 minutes, the score was tied at 0-0, but the team lost in extra time to Belgium on Tuesday, 2-1.

NPR Story
2:04 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Paul Mazursky Dies At 84

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 4:53 am

Paul Mazursky earned his first Oscar nomination for his debut feature film, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, in 1969. His An Unmarried Woman was nominated for Best Picture.

NPR Story
2:04 am
Wed July 2, 2014

World Cup Sparks More Interest In U.S. Soccer

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 4:53 am

All through the World Cup, Kansas City has been a terrific place to watch a match. Interest in soccer has exploded there, stoked by the rise of the city's professional soccer team.

Research News
2:04 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Living 63 Feet Underwater Helps Cousteau Team Conduct Experiments

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 11:03 am

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of scientists and explorers have spent the past 31 days underwater in the Aquarius Reef Base off the coast of Florida. David Greene talks to Cousteau about the experience.

Business
9:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Own A South Dakota Prairie Town For $400,000

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

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And that brings us to the last word in Business which is no sweat. You too can own a piece of the old American frontier.

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An entire town nestled in the flat prairie lands of South Dakota is up for sale for $400,000. You can own Swett - S, W, E, T, T - Swett, South Dakota.

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Business
8:55 am
Tue July 1, 2014

GM Recalls Another 8.5 Million Vehicles

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

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Food
4:02 am
Tue July 1, 2014

In Support Of U.S. Soccer, Don't Eat Belgian Waffles

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

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Food
3:55 am
Tue July 1, 2014

IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

The barbecue sauce concocted with the help of Watson contains a dozen ingredients.
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Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 8:12 am

A company specializing in bytes is offering a special flavor for your Fourth of July: IBM's Watson barbecue sauce.

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual process on Jeopardy, but Watson now seems ready for the Food Channel.

After analyzing massive numbers of recipes, Watson went gourmet. The condiment, called Bengali Butternut BBQ Sauce, contains a dozen ingredients, including butternut squash, white wine, dates, Thai chilies and tamarind. According to IBM, "it's got a slow, warm heat and a kick."

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Middle East
3:52 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Israeli Military Responds After 3 Missing Teens Found Dead

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

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Three Israeli teenagers are being buried side-by-side today. They were kidnapped almost three weeks ago while hitchhiking in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and it now appears they were shot and killed almost immediately. Israeli soldiers found their bodies yesterday under a pile of rocks in a West Bank field. Israel blames the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the murders. NPR's Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem, but she's spending sometime in Washington right now, so she joins us in our studios. Emily, good morning.

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Research News
2:21 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Safety Feature For Pedestrians Has Undesired Consequence

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

New analysis finds that the countdown clocks telling pedestrians how much time they have to cross the intersection actually increase traffic crashes.

Space
2:21 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 3:32 am

NASA is preparing to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.

Business
2:21 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Oyster Farm's Appeal

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

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We reported recently on the Drake's Bay Oyster Company. It's an oyster farm that operates out of the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California.

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For decades, the family-run farm leased offshore seabeds from the federal government, but their 40 year lease expired in 2012.

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Business
2:21 am
Tue July 1, 2014

French Bank To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:24 am

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Law
10:32 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory

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