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South Korea And North Korea Agree To High-Level Talks

Sat, 2015-08-22 01:14

South Korea and North Korea agreed to hold their first high-level talks in nearly a year to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed the rivals to the brink of a possible military confrontation.

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After Clashes With Migrants Along Border, Macedonia Begins Letting Some Refugees In

Fri, 2015-08-21 16:31

In recent months, Macedonia has tried to control the recent influx of migrants — many of them fleeing violence in Syria and Afghanistan.

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After Clashes With Migrants Along Border, Macedonia Begins Letting Some Refugees In

Fri, 2015-08-21 16:31

In recent months, Macedonia has tried to control the recent influx of migrants — many of them fleeing violence in Syria and Afghanistan.

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Mistrial Declared In N.C. Trial Of White Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Man

Fri, 2015-08-21 15:52

At issue in the case, was whether white police officer Randall Kerrick was justified when he fired a dozen rounds, 10 of which hit Jonathan Ferrell, an African-American who was unarmed.

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Gunman Kills Guard In Federal Building In NYC, Then Kills Himself

Fri, 2015-08-21 15:01

Police say the attack occurred in Lower Manhattan Friday afternoon. They say there is "no indication of a nexus to terrorism."

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Gunman On French Train Wounds 3; Reportedly Subdued By 2 U.S. Marines

Fri, 2015-08-21 13:48

French media says the Marines heard man loading a weapon in a toilet cubicle and confronted him as he emerged into the main car.

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A Brutal Week For Investors; Will There Be More Zigs Than Zags?

Fri, 2015-08-21 13:38

Stock investors have to decide if the August downturn is just part of a normal zigzag pattern in any bull market, or the start of a bear market that could last for years.

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Creator Of The 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Endorses Candidate Deez Nuts

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:56

New York politician Jimmy McMillan founded The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Now he's endorsing presidential candidate Deez Nuts, a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.

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Autopsy Reveals St. Louis Police Shot Mansur Ball-Bey In The Back

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:34

This latest incident comes less than two weeks after mourners marked the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was killed a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, Mo.

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Judge To Redraw Florida's Congressional Maps After Legislature Fails To Reach Deal

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:23

Because the Sunshine State's legislature can't decide on how to redraw lines, a Florida judge will do it for them.

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Mayor Landrieu Tells Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:15

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of New Orleans residents fled the city and never returned. This week New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu went on the road to call his people home.

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U.S.: Islamic State Deputy Leader Killed In Airstrike

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:13

Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, described as running the finance, media, operations and logistics wings of ISIS, was killed on Tuesday near Mosul, U.S. officials say.

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Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

Fri, 2015-08-21 11:49

A major hurricane hasn't hit the U.S. since 2005. There hasn't been a lull that long since 1861 to 1868 — when Abraham Lincoln was president.

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Jeb Bush Is Suddenly Attacking Trump. Here's Why That Matters

Fri, 2015-08-21 11:27

Facing a drop in polls and on the defensive, the former Florida governor is trying to find his swagger by attacking Trump. But it's an uncomfortable position for the non-confrontational Bush.

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#NPRreads: Decision-Making, And China's Corporate Culture Shock

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:34

Also this week: Two years after her husband choked to death, a producer for Morning Edition relates a journey of heartbreak and humor.

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Banksy's 'Dismaland' Living Up To Its Name With Ticket Debacle

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:31

The graffiti artist's darkly themed art show in England spurred wild demand for tickets, causing the website to crash. Now people are wondering if the confusion is all part of the show.

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Rethinking Breakfast: What We Eat May Trump When We Eat

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:38

A lot of American adults aren't sitting down to breakfast anymore — they're eating on the go. And what we eat in the morning is likely more important then when we eat it.

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First Female Soldiers Graduate From Army Ranger School

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:17

First Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest endured the grueling nine-week course, meeting the same physical standards as their male counterparts.

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NASA: Rumors Of Impending Doom Are Greatly Exaggerated

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:08

NASA says "numerous recent blogs and web postings" that a giant asteroid will smash into Earth next month are just a hoax.

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Kansas Town Takes Dental Care To School

Fri, 2015-08-21 06:38

When parents register their kids at schools serving the poorest students in Olathe, Kan., they are asked an unusual question: Does your child have a dentist?

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