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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:42

Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.

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Ebola's Surge Requires 'Drastic Action' To Stop

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:29

Cases of Ebola continue to mount in West Africa in the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded. Public health officials are concerned the viral disease could spread farther.

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Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

Thu, 2014-06-26 08:12

For many Hispanics cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.

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U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

Thu, 2014-06-26 08:06

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Thu, 2014-06-26 07:06

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Thu, 2014-06-26 07:01

The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.

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Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:42

As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.

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In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:34

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

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FIFA Bites Back: Uruguay's Luis Suarez Suspended 9 Games

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:16

The suspension comes two days before Uruguay faces Colombia in the round of 16 on Saturday. It begins immediately, FIFA says.

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Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

Thu, 2014-06-26 05:48

"I'm not going to lie to you – I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.

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'We Welcome' Syrian Airstrikes On ISIS, Iraqi Leader Maliki Says

Thu, 2014-06-26 04:17

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says that he didn't ask for the airstrikes along the border — but he doesn't have a problem with them, either.

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Reports Of New Fighting Rattle Ukraine's Truce As Kerry Urges Russia To Help

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:23

Russian state news media report explosions in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could face sanctions if it doesn't help end the violence.

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Oil Off The Coast Of Ibiza? Protesters Don't Want To Know

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:15

Spain is weighing a plan to allow oil exploration near the party island of Ibiza. Opponents fear the move could threaten the environment and tourism, but finding oil could also be an economic boost.

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In Flanders Fields, Europeans Still Learning How To Get Along

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:03

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, EU leaders will meet at Flanders Fields Museum. They'll have an opportunity to reflect on what can happen when nations fail to find common ground.

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Giants' Lincecum Pitches 2nd No-Hitter Vs Padres

Thu, 2014-06-26 00:22

Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

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U.S. Ends Philippines Anti-Terrorism Force

Thu, 2014-06-26 00:16

But special forces from the U.S. Pacific Command will remain after the deactivation of the anti-terrorism contingent to ensure al-Qaida offshoots do not regain lost ground.

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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Wed, 2014-06-25 23:17

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Wed, 2014-06-25 23:17

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Rain Storms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Wed, 2014-06-25 23:16

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.

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