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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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Food
4:38 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. As Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns hailed Scotland's national dish, haggis, as the great chieftain of the pudding race. But the U.S. has banned the import of haggis for decades because it contains sheep's lung. Today, Britain will make the case to the U.S. agricultural secretary to lift that ban so Americans, too, can enjoy a dish made of lungs, heart and liver encased in sheep's stomach. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Sports
4:38 am
Mon June 30, 2014

1950 World Cup Ticketholder Gets Tickets For 2014 Game

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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Code Switch
3:53 am
Mon June 30, 2014

'Do The Right Thing' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Spike Lee directed, wrote and starred in "Do the Right Thing." The landmark film prompted a national conversation about racial tension.
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Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 1:22 pm

Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing was hotly anticipated when it was released 25 years ago.

The film about racial tension reaches a boiling point on a scorching summer day in Brooklyn. All the action takes place on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City; a block where African-Americans and Puerto Ricans live, Koreans and Italians work and the New York Police Department plays dirty.

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Around the Nation
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Small But Steady Downward Trend In U.S. Executions

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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Here's a little-noticed fact about the death penalty. We've heard a big debate about how to execute people - lethal injection, electric chair, firing squad. That debate obscures a little-noticed fact - the number of people executed by any method is way down in the United States in recent years. NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson has been covering this story. She's in our studios. Hi, Carrie.

CARRIE JOHNSON, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

INSKEEP: How far down?

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NPR Story
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Denver Street Arcade Attracts Gamers Of All Ages

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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This summer, the streets of downtown Denver are being turned into an outdoor video arcade. It's part of a new interactive street festival, where video games are played on giant screens and accompanied by musicians from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Nathan Heffel from member station KUNC reports.

NATHAN HEFFEL, BYLINE: Arcade games have always had a way of bringing people together. That's what David Marion, manager of 1up, a downtown Denver video arcade and bar, sees every day.

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NPR Story
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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In the airline industry, we've gone through a period of mergers, consolidation and downsizing. Because of all this, some airlines have had to disappoint cities. They've stopped using them as hubs, which brings us something unusual at Seattle-Tocoma International Airport. The Northwest News Network's Tom Banse reports that Delta Air Lines has made it its newest hub.

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Africa
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

China Tries To Establish Foothold In Zambia, Tanzania

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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NPR Story
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Obama To Request $2 Billion To Deal With Border Issue

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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NPR Story
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

British Pop Star Donates Alamo Artifacts

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am

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DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: And our last word in Business today is, (singing) I can see it coming to the Alamo tonight.

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Last week the owner of the largest private collection of artifacts from the Alamo turned them over in a ceremony at the site of the epic 1836 battle.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

JERRY PATTERSON: Give a huge, ruckus, boisterous welcome to our friend Mr. Phil Collins.

(APPLAUSE)

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Latin America
3:58 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Travel Freedom Raises Questions About U.S. Policies Toward Cuba

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 9:47 am

After being away for decades, many members of the first generation of Cuban-American exiles are returning to their native land. But there are still many uneasy with the relaxed travel restrictions.

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