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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:28

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the last few years, that has started to change. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.

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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:27

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say that they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

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New York Attorney General Orders Immediate Halt To Realistic Toy Gun Sales

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:20

New York law requires toy guns made in realistic colors to have a bright, one-inch wide orange stripe "down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel," according to a press release.

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California Wildfire Blazes Through 60,000 Acres, Containment Estimated Next Week

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:13

Cal Fire says almost 3,000 firefighters — using four airtanker planes, 19 helicopters, and 285 fire engines — have been "working aggressively to build control lines."

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Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:53

Most U.S. dairy cows are born with horns, but most farms remove them. Animal welfare groups say dehorning is cruel. Instead, they want ranchers to breed more hornless cattle into their herds.

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Oil Prices Tumble Again, Hurting Drillers But Helping Drivers

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:52

Oil prices are falling, down sharply since mid-June to just over $45 a barrel. That has affected gasoline prices, now down to an average of $2.65 a gallon, about 85 cents less than a year ago.

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Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

The Koch brothers' political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires' increasing political clout.

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Ultimate Frisbee Recognized By Olympic Committee

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

The official recognition by the International Olympic Committee means that disc sports are now eligible for future Olympic Games.

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Puerto Rico Fails To Make Its Bond Payment

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

Puerto Rico's default on Monday raises pressure on Washington to step in with help and opens a new chapter in Puerto Rico's relationship with its lenders — one now expected to move to the courts.

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How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.

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Obama Challenges Power Engineers To Do More With Less

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

If the president's Clean Power Plan survives legal and political challenges, the nation's electricity industry will have 15 years to remake itself and reduce CO2 emissions by a hefty margin.

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Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama's plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.

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Darren Wilson, An Uneasy New Dad In Virtual Hiding

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., officer who shot and killed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, spoke with the New Yorker's Jake Halpern. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Halpern about the interviews.

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14 GOP Candidates Will Share The Stage At New Hampshire Forum

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Melissa Block that unlike official GOP debates, which will limit the number of participants, all the hopefuls were invited to to appear in Manchester on Monday.

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HitchBOT: When Bad Things Happen To Good Robots

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

HitchBOT, the robot that hitchhiked across Canada and Europe, was found vandalized beyond repair in Philadelphia on Saturday. Its makers hope people remember "all the joy" it brought.

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Alabama Drivers Are Filling Up On Cheap Gas

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:31

Motorists everywhere are noticing: Gasoline prices are dropping again. Some experts expect them to keep falling — down to perhaps $2 by winter. But in Alabama, gas prices are nearly that low already.

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Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:30

The drug derived from the venom of cone snails must be injected into the spinal column to get beyond a patient's blood-brain barrier and bring relief. But scientists think they may have a work-around.

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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:03

Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.

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Wheelchair Beauty Queen Sings For Toilets

Mon, 2015-08-03 10:44

She's Miss Wheelchair Nigeria and an activist for the disabled. Today, she introduced President Obama as he spoke to young African leaders. But she still faces discrimination in public bathrooms.

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Basketball (And The NBA) Try To Find Fans In South Africa

Mon, 2015-08-03 10:32

Soccer is the national sport. But this was a big weekend for hoops in Johannesburg. Two top local teams faced off and the NBA played its first African exhibition game.

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