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In Transylvania, Donating Blood Will Get You Concert Tickets

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:44

The Romanian region is the home of Dracula, but less than 2 percent of the people donate blood.

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Los Angeles Angels Blow Dry Their Wet Field With A Helicopter

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:24

After the Angels had their first game rained out in 20 years, they called in the helicopter to dry out the field.

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The Secret Talks That Led To The Negotiations With Iran

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

Host Renee Montagne speaks with former diplomat Bill Burns about the secret talks he initiated with the Iran. That paved the way for the negotiations that produced the breakthrough nuclear deal.

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There's Little To See, But Cubans Gather Outside U.S. Embassy

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

The official reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana won't happen until Aug. 14. But Cubans were on hand as the U.S. and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations after a break of more than 50 years.

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A Death In A Texas Jail Stirs Suspicion

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail last week. Her jailers say the African American woman committed suicide. But the case has triggered a wave of suspicion on social media.

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From Hollywood To Des Moines, In Search Of Political Action

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

Brent Roske is a Hollywood writer-producer-director who's come to Des Moines, Iowa, where he's started a television show that's rapidly become a destination for presidential candidates.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Gets Ready To Join The Republican Race

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to join the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates with a speech Tuesday morning in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Greek Banks Are Open Again, But The Sales Tax Just Went Up

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

The good news for Greeks is that banks are open again. The bad news is a sales tax hike that's made most things more expensive. It's an attempt to raise more tax revenue and balance the budget.

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Facing Tough Competition, A&P Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

The grocery store chain A&P has filed for bankruptcy. Stiff competition in the food retail industry is forcing the storied company to sell off or close almost 300 stores around the Northeast.

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The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

Researchers say they've come up with a 30-minute test that can predict a child's language skill and diagnose learning disabilities.

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From Crape Myrtles To Long Houses, Charleston Is A 'Big Barbados'

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:06

This South Carolina city has its architectural and economic roots in the Caribbean.

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Expanding, Not Shrinking, Saves A Small Rural Hospital

Tue, 2015-07-21 01:01

As least 55 hospitals across the rural U.S. have closed since 2010. But northern Missouri's Putnam County Memorial finds that adding high-quality specialty services lures patients and revenue.

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Gaza to Canada And Back To Gaza: Why A Family Chose to Return

Mon, 2015-07-20 23:47

After leaving Gaza City in 2008 for Vancouver, the al-Aloul family is back. War is heavy on their minds, but there are some surprising pros, including a lawn and swimming pool.

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Zappos: A Workplace Where No One And Everyone Is The Boss

Mon, 2015-07-20 23:33

Earlier this year, the online retailer eliminated managers and embraced 'holacracy' — a system of self-governance. It's one of a handful of firms that's trying to make middle management obsolete.

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News Reports: Chattanooga Attacker Wrote Of Martyrdom

Mon, 2015-07-20 15:18

Investigators are examining writings believed to be by Mohammod Yousuf Abdulazeez. His attack on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., killed five service members.

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U.S. Will Lose 'All Credibility' If Congress Rejects Nuclear Deal, Kerry Says

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:36

Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR that Iran would use the deal's failure as an excuse to enrich uranium. He also says efforts to thwart warming diplomatic relations with Cuba would hurt the U.S.

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With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

Mon, 2015-07-20 14:14

A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.

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Failed Strut Likely Caused SpaceX Rocket To Explode, Elon Musk Says

Mon, 2015-07-20 13:44

The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station when it exploded June 28. Musk, the SpaceX CEO, said that going forward, the company would individually test each strut.

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Parrying Doubts In Two Capitals, Leaders Sell The Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 2015-07-20 13:16

Iranian leaders trying to gain support for the nuclear deal at home are turning to a surprising place for talking points: Israel. The sales pitch in Washington? The alternative would be much worse.

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Zach Johnson Wins British Open In 3-Way Playoff

Mon, 2015-07-20 12:38

It's the second major title for Johnson, an Iowa native whose breakthrough win came at the Masters back in 2007. Jordan Spieth narrowly missed a chance at the playoff.

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