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In Charge Of Nearly $20 Trillion, Are Women The New Global Players?

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:25

A new report Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth points out that women create and influence more than a quarter of the world's wealth.

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Poor People Can Pay Twice After Committing A Crime

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:24

NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro tells host Michel Martin about the growing use of fines in the criminal justice system.

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Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:22

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in combat during the Iraq War, and still gets health care from Veterans Affairs. She discusses allegations that agency hid how long veterans wait for care.

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Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:22

Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.

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Why Does Thailand Have So Many Coups?

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:58

The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. Wednesday's coup was the 12th since 1932.

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Too Beaucoup: France's New Trains Are Wider Than Its Platforms

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:40

Some 2,000 new trains meant to help France expand its regional rail network are instead causing headaches and embarrassment.

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Russia, China Block U.N. Move To Investigate War Crimes In Syria

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24

A U.N. security Council resolution introduced by France and with the backing of the U.S. sought accountability for wartime atrocities. Russia's ambassador called it a publicity stunt.

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Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Rookie' Sells For $22.5 Million

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:51

The 1957 Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players in a locker room was sold Thursday by Christie's auction house. The work first appeared on a magazine that sold for 15 cents.

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Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

Thu, 2014-05-22 05:50

The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.

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NATO Says It Sees 'Limited' Russian Troop Activity Near Ukraine

Thu, 2014-05-22 05:19

NATO officials say they're seeing signs Russian troops might withdraw from its border with Ukraine, although many soldiers remain in the area.

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GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Thu, 2014-05-22 04:46

Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.

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Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attack By Separatists

Thu, 2014-05-22 04:34

Pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding about 30. The country is preparing to hold national elections on Sunday.

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Coup In Thailand: Military Seizes Control Of Country

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:53

Two days after declaring martial law — and saying it wasn't staging a coup — the military has changed its mind, Thailand's army chief says.

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Book News: Sam Greenlee, Author Of 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door,' Dies

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:33

Also: Philip Roth schedules another interview; Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography.

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Attack On Street Market In Northwest China Kills 31

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:06

Bombs and cars were used in the attack at the outdoor market early Thursday. A witness says, "The air was full of the smell of gunpowder and the sound of sobbing." More than 90 people were injured.

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Marketplace Bombing Kills 31 In Far Western China

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:42

The attack in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday was the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents that Chinese authorities have blamed on radical separatist Muslim Uighurs.

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Albuquerque Police Face Federal Scrutiny, Local Outrage

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:31

Police in Albuquerque, N.M., have shown a pattern of excessive force that violates the Constitution, a federal report says. The department is changing policies; families are demanding accountability.

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Former Obama Campaigner Tries Running For Himself In Iowa

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:30

Brad Anderson helped the president in Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but he's never campaigned on his own behalf. He cites Obama as an inspiration, but others might not be as quick to start their own races.

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In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:29

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.

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Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Missouri Inmate

Wed, 2014-05-21 15:46

The justices ruled that a lower federal court needs to re-examine the case of Russell Bucklew, who was hours away from being put to death when he was granted a temporary stay on Tuesday.

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