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A Snapshot Of The Spike In Inequality, As Seen From Dayton

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.

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WATCH: Rescue Mission In Iraq Leaves Everyone Onboard In Tears

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:03

New footage shows dramatic operations to help people stranded in mountains in northern Iraq. As people flee militants, the Pentagon says its airstrikes have slowed but not stopped the Islamic State.

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'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:30

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.

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People Wonder: 'If They Gunned Me Down,' What Photo Would Media Use?

Mon, 2014-08-11 10:17

A killing in suburban St. Louis leads people to tweet "dueling" photos of themselves – one where the subject looks wholesome, and another where the same person might seem like a troublemaker.

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Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President

Mon, 2014-08-11 09:28

The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who the winner is or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a firsthand look at the slow-motion vote count.

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NCAA Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Compensating Athletes

Mon, 2014-08-11 07:58

Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal — a path that has brought it success in the past.

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More Questions Than Answers In Deadly Tony Stewart Crash

Mon, 2014-08-11 07:14

While NASCAR's Stewart has frequently raced in sprint car events over the years, the sideline events have given him trouble: a 2013 crash left another driver with a broken back.

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No Roads Lead To Iquitos But This Med Student Is Glad He Made The Trip

Mon, 2014-08-11 07:03

He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.

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Trial Of Alleged German Autobahn Shooter Begins

Mon, 2014-08-11 05:36

The suspect is accused of firing more than 700 shots at other vehicles on German highways over five years. A three-judge panel will determine if he should face attempted murder charges.

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New Leader Of Iraq Is Nominated, But Maliki Insists He'll Stay In Office

Mon, 2014-08-11 05:07

"Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination," the White House says.

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Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

Mon, 2014-08-11 04:19

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.

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When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

Mon, 2014-08-11 04:08

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.

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St. Louis-Area Rally For Teen Killed By Police Turns Violent

Mon, 2014-08-11 03:43

Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Michael Brown's death are in dispute.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

Mon, 2014-08-11 03:42

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Steps Up Struggle To Keep His Job

Mon, 2014-08-11 00:43

Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his effort to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint against the country's newly elected president.

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Stores Looted After Vigil For Mo. Teen Shot And Killed By Police

Mon, 2014-08-11 00:19

A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:34

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:34

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:30

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.

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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:29

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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