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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 23:23

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.

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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 23:07

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.

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The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 23:05

France's $1.6 billion sale is the biggest ever by a NATO country to Russia. But in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine, the French are debating whether they should suspend the deal.

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The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 23:04

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 23:02

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 22:37

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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