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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran faces a tough runoff election against challenger Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator. Mississippi voters will decide whether Cochran gets a chance at a seventh term.

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IRS Chief Tangles With Lawmakers Over Missing Emails

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee. He tells lawmakers how emails that possibly reveal scrutiny given to Tea Party groups vanished from IRS computers.

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VA Bill Was An Easy Sell, But Some Senators Still Feel Sticker Shock

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

A preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says that a Veterans Affairs bill recently passed by the Senate could cost $50 billion per year. No lawmaker wants to vote against veterans, but the price tag has a lot of lawmakers nervous.

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The Mystery Tweeter Inside ISIS

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

Jacob Siegel of The Daily Beast wrote about an insider with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who is documenting the militant group's squabbles online. Siegel speaks with host Robert Siegel about what he learned of life inside ISIS.

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In Trafficking Report, A Stark Warning About Thai Fishing Industry

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

The U.S. state department has issued its annual report on human trafficking. And the report includes a warning to American seafood importers: Clean up supply chains that include Thailand.

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Brimming With Extras, Palestinian Government Feels Unity Pains

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

After a deal between Hamas and Fatah, the Palestinian Authority faces a puzzle: What do you do with an extra 40,000 employees? Thousands of Fatah workers want their posts back, which poses a problem for the government workers who have kept things running since the groups' split seven years ago.

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Down From The Mountains, Pakistanis Flee Military Offensive

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

In Pakistan, people continue to flood out of the mountains bordering Afghanistan. An estimated 200,000 people have abandoned their homes and livestock to escape a new phase of war underway in the North Waziristan tribal area.

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In Obama's Iraq Plan, An Answer That Breeds More Questions

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:20

President Obama says U.S. military personnel will advise Iraqi forces, not to serve in combat. But the proposal raises more questions: What are the rules of engagement? And how long will they stay?

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From Organic Pioneers, Son Inherits Passion, Just Not For Farming

Fri, 2014-06-20 12:17

Arlo Crawford's parents started the kind of small, organic farm that's now trendy, back before it was trendy. But it was his parents' dream, not his. He's now written a book about the experience.

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'Central Park 5' Win $40 Million From NYC For False Convictions

Fri, 2014-06-20 11:14

Five black and Hispanic men who were falsely accused in the sensational 1989 attack on a white woman in Central Park said they were railroaded by police.

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West Africa Is 'Overwhelmed' By Ebola

Fri, 2014-06-20 11:01

The sheer number of places where Ebola is popping up — in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — puts a strain on medical workers. They're still trying to control the outbreak that began in February.

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U.S. To Open Immigrant Family Detention Centers In Response To Influx

Fri, 2014-06-20 10:21

The Obama administration says it will boost enforcement efforts — and try to dispel beliefs among migrants that new U.S. policies allow them to enter the country illegally.

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There's No Run Like A Prison Run

Fri, 2014-06-20 10:16

In Oregon, organizers of a program that lets inmates of a maximum-security prison run with regular citizens say the goal is to provide a sense of purpose, and normalcy.

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Ukraine Orders Unilateral Cease-Fire With Separatists

Fri, 2014-06-20 09:58

President Petro Poroshenko announced the weeklong halt to the fighting, but there was no indication whether pro-Russia rebels would follow suit.

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Former Foster Care Youths Get Help Paying For Health Care

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:39

Young adults who grew up in foster care are at higher risk for medical and mental health problems, but often don't have insurance. A little-known provision in the Affordable Care Act helps.

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Going Against The Grain: FDA Threatens Brewers' Feed For Farmers

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:19

Breweries have been providing farmers with free or discounted grain to feed their animals for centuries. But a proposed FDA rule intended to make food safer could disrupt that relationship.

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Obama On Iraq: Defense Strategy Or Political Compromise?

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:00

President Obama announced that he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. Analysts join guest host Audie Cornish to discuss some of the biggest political stories of the week.

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Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist Who Created Kevlar, Dies At 90

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:30

Kwolek, a DuPont scientist, invented the remarkable fibers — lightweight, flexible and five times stronger than steel — that are used around the world in bulletproof body armor.

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U.N.: Number Of Displaced People Hits Mark Not Seen Since World War II

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:59

At least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a U.N. agency says. If all of them were put into one country, it would be the 26th largest in the world.

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Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:40

Yo is an app that does nothing but let you send a voice message to your contacts saying "Yo." Is it worth the $1 million investors seem to think it is?

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