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Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.

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Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.

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As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Vote To Sue Him

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.

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Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.

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Why Hamas Is A Bigger Challenge For Israel Now Than In The Past

Thu, 2014-07-31 01:07

Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.

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Peace Corps Evacuates Hundreds Of Volunteers Amid Ebola Outbreak

Wed, 2014-07-30 21:47

A State Department official said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Ebola has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.

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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:45

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:48

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:33

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."

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Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:54

Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.

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Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:50

Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.

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Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:44

The tiny European country of Moldova isn't known for much of anything, and especially not its wine. But its winemakers are trying to find new export markets and overcome their post-Soviet reputation.

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Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:14

Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.

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Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back

Wed, 2014-07-30 13:04

Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.

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Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:27

A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.

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Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

Nearly two weeks since a Malaysia Airlines flight was downed over eastern Ukraine, fighting in the region continues to delay the start of an investigation. For more, Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Sonne, the Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Senators Roll Out A Bill To Curb Sexual Assault On Campus

Wed, 2014-07-30 12:00

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced new legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on American college campuses. If passed, the bill would force colleges to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims.

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