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Defending Champ Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:16

Spain, a tournament favorite, lost 2-0 to outsiders Chile in group play of the soccer tournament Wednesday. Chile now advances to the next stage, along with the Netherlands, who beat Australia 3-2.

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Afghan Presidential Candidate Alleges Vote Fraud

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:32

Abdullah Abdullah has accused election officials of allowing ballot-box stuffing and other irregularities in the June 14 poll.

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GM Chief Makes A Return Trip To The Hill, Where A Grilling Awaits

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another grueling hearing on Capitol Hill, two weeks after a critical internal report blasted the company's handling of defective ignition switches as incompetent. GM has recalled 20 million vehicles already this year and has set aside $700 million to cover repairs related to the recall.

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From Ukraine's President, A Promise Of Truce — With Conditions

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.

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How ISIS, Endowed By Conquest, Stocks Its War Chest

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

The militant group ISIS has managed to fund a full-scale offensive using a financial system that's very similar to the Mafia's. For more on the means the group uses to finance its operations, Robert Siegel speaks with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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ISIS Presses Its Advance, Attacking Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

While ISIS militants assault Iraq's largest oil refinery, the country's prime minister is vowing that his forces will turning back the insurgency.

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The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

From his time as an Illinois state senator to his role as U.S. commander in chief, President Obama's political life has been defined by the issue of Iraq — and not necessarily because he wanted it to.

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Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled trademark registrations by the Washington Redskins football team, ruling that the team's name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.

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Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.

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Jazz Pianist, Composer Horace Silver Dies At 85

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:11

He created a rhythmic style that combined R&B, gospel and jazz that became known as "hard bop," and performed with such jazz greats as Stan Getz and Miles Davis.

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Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:12

It started in February in West Africa. It has surged in the past few weeks, and now it has killed more than 300. The death toll is the highest of any outbreak since Ebola was detected in 1976.

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Fed Slows Pace Of Bond Buying, Keeps Rates Steady — For Now

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:03

The Federal Reserve said that it was curtailing its bond purchases to $15 billion per month. It gave no hint when interest rates would rise.

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Amazon Unleashes Fire Phone To Compete With Apple, Samsung

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:34

The new entry into the smartphone arena offers unlimited cloud storage for photos and a 3-D camera with image stabilization.

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Is The World Cup Commentary Racist?

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:27

While most of the World Cup attention is on the field, Felix Sanchez of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, says broadcasters' racist commentary should be getting more attention.

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What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities?

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:26

According to Ethan Swan's blog 'NBA Tattoos,' 55 percent of basketball players in the league are tattooed. Swan shares what he's learned about the athletes from tracking their body ink.

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Violence And Chaos Continue In Kenya And Nigeria

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:25

Recent attacks in Kenya have left as many as 57 people dead. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the search for hundreds of missing schoolgirls continues amid more violence in the north.

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When Unaccompanied Children Cross The Border, Judges Can't Always Help

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:25

With thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration judges are faced with deciding who stays and who goes. Host Michel Martin examines the court process.

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Some Paramedics Doing Less Transport, More Treatment At Scene

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:38

Cities and towns call it community paramedicine, and say the goal is to lower hospital costs by training emergency crews to do more treatment at the scene. But who actually pays for these house calls?

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Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:49

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.

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House Panel Grills GM CEO And Investigator Over Switch Recall

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:23

Questions about a potential cover-up dominate a congressional hearing about General Motors' handling of a deadly safety flaw. "How could they not know?" one congressman asked.

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