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4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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Well, this talk of cartoon characters brings us to the last word in Business. It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a super-expensive Superman.

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Past Winners Do Well At 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 3:14 pm

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4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Egypt, UAE Airstrikes In Libya Blindside U.S. Diplomats

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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U.S.
11:53 am
Mon August 25, 2014

A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

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Around the Nation
6:54 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Captured Bees In Queens Moved To A Farm

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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Europe
6:15 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Austria's Social Democrat Party Wants Its Gnomes Back

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Legendary Actor Lord Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. He was Lord Attenborough, but beyond any title was the power of his film work, on-screen and behind the camera as an Oscar-winning director. NPR's Ari Shapiro is in London.

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Hits Napa Valley

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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5:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Back From Vacation, Obama Faces A Host Of Challenges

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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5:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Calif. Lawmakers Overturn Ban On Pets At Restaurants

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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That brings us to our last word in Business Today, which is bone appetite.

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Steve, isn't it bon appetit?

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Burger King In Talks To Buy Canadian Coffee-and-Doughnut Chain

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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Around the Nation
6:32 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Shoplifter Claims To Be Stone Temple Pilots Ex-Lead Singer

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 7:53 am

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Around the Nation
6:07 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 7:53 am

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Around the Nation
4:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 7:53 am

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Food
4:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Author And His Daughter Cook Around The World And You Can Too

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 11:19 am

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Kids helping in the kitchen - not everybody thinks that's such a good idea.

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NPR Story
4:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 1:31 pm

This is a big political year in Iowa. A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs, and the Republican Party has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state — the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

Along with other nonprofit groups affiliated with libertarian billionaires David and Charles Koch, AFP is campaigning against the Iowa Democrats' Senate candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley.

It looks a lot like what a political party would do.

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NPR Story
4:56 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Distress A Worry As Kids Go Back To School In Ferguson

Children watch from their home in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as people march to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. The school year was delayed in the St. Louis suburb amid protests, riots and looting in the wake of the police shooting. But classes are expected to start Monday.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 4:32 pm

This story is one that is meant to be heard. Click on the audio player above to give it a listen. (We have more radio stories from Ferguson that are worth a listen.)

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Business
1:07 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Bank Of America Settles Mortgage Case For $16.65 Billion

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Middle East
10:45 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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Around the Nation
7:06 am
Thu August 21, 2014

George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Former president George W. Bush has responded to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Europe
6:55 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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Europe
5:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy

Ukrainian soldiers muster at a point close to Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, as Ukrainian troops make a push into rebel-held territory.
Petro Zadorozhnyy AP

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 3:17 pm

The Ukrainian government claims its armed forces have recaptured a large part of the eastern city of Luhansk following fierce battles Wednesday with pro-Russian separatist fighters.

This is part of a broader campaign by the Ukrainians that has been marked by a number of successes recently. But as is often the case here, it's impossible to independently verify what either side says. Both the military and the rebels prevent reporters from getting near embattled areas, and in many places like Luhansk, phones and Internet are not working.

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:28 pm

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Sports
5:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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And our last word in Business is - awesome. The "Awesome Mix Volume 1" is, for the second week in a row, number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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Africa
11:52 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

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