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Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

Tue, 2015-05-26 05:02

The deal comes after federal regulators killed the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with correspondent Jim Zarroli for more details on the proposed deal.

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At Least 5 Are Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

Tue, 2015-05-26 03:18

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma torrential rains led to violent floods, which killed at least five and left 12 missing in Texas. The bad news? More rain is in the forecast.

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Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

Tue, 2015-05-26 03:03

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable Reach Merger Deal

Tue, 2015-05-26 02:34

The deal would make Charter Communications a significant rival to Comcast, which had also sought to buy Time Warner but it met regulatory objections.

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With New Look And More Energy, Rick Perry Tries To Move Past 'Oops'

Tue, 2015-05-26 01:03

Do the glasses make the man? Four years ago, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential run was derailed by one word — oops. He admits now he wasn't healthy then, and he's trying to make up for it.

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Italy's Berlusconi Discovers Social Media As A Campaign Tool

Tue, 2015-05-26 01:03

Italy holds regional elections on Sunday. Trying to make a comeback is scandal-plagued former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. When he joined Instagram, he posted more than 60 photos his first day.

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AP Source: Cleveland, DOJ Reach Deal Over Police Excessive Force

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:14

The city has settled with the Justice Department over a pattern of civil rights violations by its police. The deal could be announced as soon as today, a senior federal law enforcement official said.

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A Special Focus On Caring For Vets At The End Of Their Lives

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:25

Caring for the nation's veterans when they are dying can be a complex task, but the Army and the VA are working to help them.

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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:24

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.

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Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:23

State officials have met with stiff resistance from property owners worried about losing their ocean views or claim to their beachfront land.

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With Live Video Apps Like Periscope, Life Becomes Even Less Private

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:22

Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

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Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:21

In today's digital age it's easy to forget about paper, but as one paper pusher says, "a paperless society is about as plausible as a paperless bathroom."

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Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence

Mon, 2015-05-25 12:58

It is the defensive end's second arrest in the past nine months. Police in Santa Clara, Calif., say McDonald assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby.

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In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

Mon, 2015-05-25 12:30

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

Mon, 2015-05-25 12:30

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.

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In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

Mon, 2015-05-25 12:30

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

Mon, 2015-05-25 12:03

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.

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Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

Mon, 2015-05-25 12:03

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.

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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

Mon, 2015-05-25 11:59

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.

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Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

Mon, 2015-05-25 11:05

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

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