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Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:39

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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A Bear On The Loose In Washington

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:32

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:31

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:28

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:27

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Mon, 2014-06-23 23:26

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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IRS Head Says No Obstruction Of Congress In Probe

Mon, 2014-06-23 22:09

Commissioner John Koskinen brushed aside accusations Monday evening that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of Tea Party and other political groups.

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AP: Parts Of Irish 'Mass Graves' Story Exaggerated By Media

Mon, 2014-06-23 17:31

The Associated Press says Irish and American media turned speculation into certainty on some details of infant and child burials at a Catholic home for unwed mothers near Galway city.

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Congressman Rangel Battles For Political Survival

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:07

The New York representative runs a real risk of losing to Dominican-American rival Adriano Espaillat in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Rangel is one of the longest-serving members of Congress.

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As Heart Attacks Rise In China, So Does Attention To Quality Of Care

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:03

There's been a quadrupling of hospitalizations for heart attacks in China since 2001. An in-depth look finds improvements in some heart attack care and significant quality gaps for others.

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Pro-Russian Separatists To Join Ukrainian Cease-Fire

Mon, 2014-06-23 14:16

Days after Kiev announced a unilateral weeklong halt in the fighting, forces belonging to the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic" say they will honor it.

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The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

Mon, 2014-06-23 13:55

Over the summer, All Things Considered will explore exactly what it means to be a man in America these days. Today's men have to reconcile old ideas about masculinity with new economic realities.

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Doing The Math: How The U.S. Can Advance In The World Cup

Mon, 2014-06-23 13:24

Despite a deflating tie with Portugal, the U.S. is in a good spot: A tie or win against Germany moves them to the round of 16. A loss would unleash a complex scenario.

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Mormon Church Excommunicates Advocate For Female Priests

Mon, 2014-06-23 13:15

An all-male panel has convicted Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, of apostasy and canceled her church membership.

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Pharmaceutical Companies Accuse Hospitals Of Misusing Discounts

Mon, 2014-06-23 13:02

Drugmakers offer medicines at a bargain price to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor patients. Hospitals sometimes resell the drugs at full price and make hefty profits.

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Simple Tricks Can Tame The Taste Of Broccoli And Its Cousins

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:34

The horrible memory of overcooked vegetables can and should be overcome, because yes, kale is really good for you. A cookbook author shares tips for making sure these veggies actually taste good, too.

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Thai Protest Leader Says He Advised Army Chief Prior To Coup

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:29

Suthep Thaugsuban, who led months of anti-government rallies prior to last month's putsch, tells supporters that he's had the ear of junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha since 2010.

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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:24

In a solidly conservative state, GOP Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement has set off a heated GOP primary between two rising Republican stars. Immigration is a key issue.

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Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:17

A web-based program that puts Mom and Dad back in the learner's seat appears to improve their teenagers' driving performance, while getting them more time on the road.

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Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Mon, 2014-06-23 12:07

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week — from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine.NPR's Jackie Northam is on the trip and talks with All Things Considered.

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