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Ukraine Faces Buildup Outside The Border And Fatigue Within

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Anton Troianovski of The Wall Street Journal just left Ukraine and is now in Moscow. He speaks to Audie Cornish about continued clashes in Ukraine and reports that Russia is amassing troops along the border.

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George W. Bush Steals Show In Africa Summit's Finale

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.

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Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.

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Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Two years ago, the Obama administration began granting relief from deportations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Yet half of the unauthorized immigrants who are eligible still haven't applied.

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Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

To learn about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Melissa Block talks with Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. Birx talks about combating complacency in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.

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Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.

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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?

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Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.

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Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters — And Profits — Overseas

Wed, 2014-08-06 11:10

The pharmacy giant will conclude its merger with British retailer Allliance Boots in a $15 billion deal. But the company decided to drop plans to move its headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

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Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Wed, 2014-08-06 11:02

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

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Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:42

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.

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Nearly 50 Killed By Car Bombs In Baghdad Markets

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:41

Violence in primarily Shiite neighborhoods has been extreme in recent weeks. On Wednesday, three car bombs were detonated in crowded market areas.

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Ask Me Anything: Correspondent Emily Harris Discusses Gaza

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:34

For the past month, Harris has been covering the Israeli-Hamas battles in the Gaza Strip. She's answering questions Wednesday in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

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Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:18

The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.

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Following Western Sanctions, Russia Orders Ban On Some Imports

Wed, 2014-08-06 09:56

The Kremlin did not name names, but asked his agencies to come up with a list but also make sure that the ban prevents the "rapid growth of prices of agricultural and food products."

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Sprint Names New CEO, As T-Mobile Bid Is Said To Crumble

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:07

The proposed merger was supposed to create a new company to challenge the behemoths Verizon and AT&T. The new CEO intimated that Sprint is prepared to go it alone.

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A State Court Says Rap Lyrics Can't Be Used As Evidence In A Criminal Trial

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:02

Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.

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Hearts, Minds, Tweets: Battling Terrorism Online

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:21

A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.

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Hearts, Minds, Tweets: Battling Terrorism Online

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:11

A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.

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Suspicious Use Of AIDS Drugs Costs Medicare $30 Million

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:02

Medicare is paying for HIV drugs for hundreds of patients who may not have the disease, an inspector general's investigation finds. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication.

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