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Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the groundbreaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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White House Deputy Chief Of Staff To Oversee VA Review

Wed, 2014-05-14 22:10

The move signals concerns over problems at the VA, particularly reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept a secret list to conceal delays as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.

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Attack In Thai Capital Leaves Two Dead, A Score Wounded

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:59

Explosions and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thai officials say.

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Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:30

The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.

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In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:12

Last fall, a University of Kansas professor criticized the National Rifle Association in a tweet. Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a strict social media policy for university employees.

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Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.

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After Referendum In Eastern Ukraine, Different Visions Emerge

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:29

Residents of eastern Ukraine are trying to figure out what happens next, now that pro-Russian separatists have claimed independence. But there's even disagreement over what's feasible.

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Feinstein Wants CIA To Speed 'Torture Report' Release

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:22

With a bipartisan vote in April, the Senate Intelligence Committee told the CIA to declassify and make public parts of the "Torture Report." The agency isn't exactly rushing to do so.

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How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:09

Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald's and Hershey's?

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Wildfires In Southern California Consume Thousands Of Acres

Wed, 2014-05-14 13:36

Nine wildfires were confirmed in the region on Wednesday alone, prompting more than 11,000 mandatory evacuations in the city of Carlsbad and multiple school closures.

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How U.S. Hospitals Are Planning To Stop The Deadly MERS Virus

Wed, 2014-05-14 13:34

A second case of the new Middle East Respiratory syndrome has shown up in the U.S. The virus has been spreading through Saudi hospitals. Health officials expect more cases to appear here.

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Past And Future Collide In Silicon Valley Congressional Race

Wed, 2014-05-14 13:26

California Rep. Mike Honda and challenger Ro Khanna largely agree on the big issues. Style is where the two Democrats differ.

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Tropical Storms Hitting Peak Strength Nearer Poles, Study Says

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:52

A new NOAA-led study has found that hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones are at their most destructive about 90 miles farther north or south of the equator than three decades ago.

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The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:32

The food truck craze and recreational marijuana have now collided. MagicalButter, a Seattle-based company, says its Samich food truck is just one of many pot culinary ventures.

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Out There On The Ice: An Intimate View Of The Melting Antarctic Sheet

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:11

Two groups of scientists have reported that the melting of the giant West Antarctica Ice Sheet appears to be unstoppable. Oceans could rise several feet in the coming centuries because of its melting.

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Student Protests Force A String Of Commencement Speaker Shake-ups

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:00

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has bowed out as the commencement speaker at Smith College. Her withdrawal is just the latest high-profile commencement speech dropout.

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As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who's Left To Send Off Graduates?

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:00

In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.

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Ras Baraka Rises To Mantle Of Newark's New Mayor

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:00

In Newark, the New Jersey city held its first mayoral election since Cory Booker left for the U.S. Senate. Ras Baraka won, and Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC explains how the mayor-elect plans to run Newark.

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'The New York Times' Announces Surprise Change Of Management

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:00

The New York Times has announced that Dean Baquet, the paper's managing editor, will replace Jill Abramson as the executive editor. Both Abramson and Baquet were named to their current jobs in 2011.

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