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Restaurant's 'Prayer Discount' Sparks Mix Of Praise, Anger

Fri, 2014-08-01 09:22

When a patron of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., posted a photo of her tab denoting a 15 percent discount for "praying in public," the post went viral.

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How Cultures Move Across Continents

Fri, 2014-08-01 09:03

Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Fri, 2014-08-01 08:46

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

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A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

Fri, 2014-08-01 08:17

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.

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Tropical Storm Bertha Takes Aim At The Caribbean

Fri, 2014-08-01 07:54

Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning, while the Dominican Republic has issued a tropical storm watch. The forecast calls for Bertha to head northwest, but stay off the U.S. East Coast.

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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Fri, 2014-08-01 07:52

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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Ebola Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, WHO Chief Says

Fri, 2014-08-01 07:25

WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.

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Slow Walkers May Be On Their Way To Dementia

Fri, 2014-08-01 07:11

New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.

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During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:55

The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers but came to a tragic end.

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Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:48

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:24

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.

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Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

Fri, 2014-08-01 04:38

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.

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Court In Uganda Throws Out Anti-Gay Law

Fri, 2014-08-01 04:09

The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when Parliament voted on the measure, which made some acts of homosexuality punishable with life in prison.

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Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

Fri, 2014-08-01 04:03

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.

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Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is Over

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:28

Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores of people.

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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:48

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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