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Victim Of Insider Attack, Gen. Harold Greene Was An Engineer By Training

Tue, 2014-08-05 15:45

NPR has confirmed that U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Tuesday's "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan. It was his first deployment to the country.

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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:52

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.

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1.2 Billion Web Credentials Said To Be In Russian Gang's Hands

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:38

From its base in south central Russia, the relatively small group has reportedly collected passwords along with user names and email addresses.

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Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:37

The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.

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Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:08

"I'm just thrilled for the opportunity to coach these unbelievable athletes," WNBA star Becky Hammon says at a news conference announcing her hire by San Antonio.

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Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:48

President Obama capped the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in downtown Washington, D.C., with a speech to the collected leaders and business people at the conference.

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:32

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.

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Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 other soldiers — including a German brigadier general — were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on them. The attack took place in Kabul City, Afghanistan.

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Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.

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Border Bloodshed: Murder Rate Rises Along Texas Oil Routes

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Another kind of border security issue is afoot in Texas, where the region's network of pipelines has seen a steady rise in the number of murder victims in the past decade. Joe Carroll of Bloomberg News explains the situation.

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.

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As Moscow Beefs Up Its Border Presence, What's Driving Putin?

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

NATO estimates that some 20,000 Russian troops have massed along the border with Ukraine, just days after the U.S. and EU ratcheted up sanctions on Russia. Melissa Block asks David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, about the possibility that Russia will invade Ukraine.

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As Gaza Settles Into Cease-Fire, U.N. Takes Stock Of Damage

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Audie Cornish talks to Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, about what the organization is calling a "health and humanitarian disaster" in Gaza.

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2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:44

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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