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With A Series Of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into A Crime

Wed, 2014-07-16 12:06

By prohibiting acts like loitering and sleeping in public, cities hope to make streets safer. But advocates for the homeless say this type of legislation can be counterproductive.

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With A Rules Change For A Lever, Senate Ends Judge's 17-Year Wait

Wed, 2014-07-16 12:06

The Senate has voted 53 to 44 to confirm Ronnie White for a federal court judgeship in Missouri, 17 years after he was first nominated by President Bill Clinton.

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Dogs Carry Kissing Bug Disease In Texas And Latin America

Wed, 2014-07-16 11:56

From shelter mutts to show dogs, Texas canines are getting a parasite that causes heart problems in people. Dogs don't spread the parasite directly to humans. But they help to make it more prevalent.

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Syria's Army On The Verge Of Retaking The Country's Largest City

Wed, 2014-07-16 11:06

Rebels captured the eastern half of Aleppo, the country's biggest city, two years ago. Now President Assad's army looks likely to drive them out in what would be a major blow to the opposition.

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Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

Wed, 2014-07-16 10:35

A bill to require employers to pay for birth control did not pass a procedural vote in the Senate. The vote may have been held largely to put GOP senators on record on the issue.

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Cory Booker Wants To Help Ex-Offenders Be Economically Productive

Wed, 2014-07-16 10:27

Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul have proposed legislation that would overhaul the American criminal justice system. For more about the REDEEM act, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Booker.

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Arts Program Makes Israeli And Palestinian Youth Hopeful For Future

Wed, 2014-07-16 10:27

The most recent violence between the Israelis and Palestinians has affected young people on both sides of the conflict. Guest host Jacki Lyden learns how one group is using art to foster peace.

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Don't Fire The Comcast Guy, Says Caller Who Tried To Cancel

Wed, 2014-07-16 10:20

The man whose frustrating call to Comcast went viral says the customer service rep should not be fired. Ryan Block says the problem he encountered is far more systemic than one person.

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Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

Wed, 2014-07-16 10:09

After a taste of Singaporean sup tulang, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.

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Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role As ABC Bets On Diversity

Wed, 2014-07-16 08:51

This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.

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Casino Boat Runs Aground Off Georgia Coast In Maiden Voyage

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:52

So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat. Passengers who have been stuck for hours are now being evacuated by small boats and helicopter.

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Neil Whosis? What You Don't Know About The 1969 Moon Landing

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:51

The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.

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Move Over Hong Kong: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola And Chad

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?

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Palin's Call For Impeachment Reopens Debate Over ... Sarah Palin

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

The former Alaska governor hasn't done any favors for Republicans who've been trying to channel anger at President Obama in directions that might do the GOP more good.

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A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:40

The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal, a name The Siberian Times says roughly translates as "the end of the world."

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A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:43

Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.

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Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:26

And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.

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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:05

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

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New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

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Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:54

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.

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