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Sports
6:14 am
Mon June 9, 2014

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Braces For World Cup Challenges

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 11:07 am

The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil. The U.S. team has its first match against Ghana the following week, the start of the so called "group of death."

Europe
5:03 am
Fri June 6, 2014

93-Year-Old Jim Martin Re-Creates Normandy Jump

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 10:09 am

In 1944, Jim Martin parachuted onto the coast of Normandy a night ahead of the D-Day invasion. He says this time he wasn't scared because no one was shooting at him.

Around the Nation
4:02 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Arizona Officials Find Cartwheels Distracting

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 9:09 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a test of the limits of free expression. Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments ordered Dianne Barker to stop performing cartwheels at public meetings. She's 65 and apparently good at them. She does cartwheels to promote the benefits of walking. An attorney has written her demanding that she stop this disruptive practice but she has insisted she has a...

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All right, here we go, Steve. Woohoo.

Politics
3:08 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Outside Groups To Spend Even More Ahead Of Miss. GOP Senate Runoff

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 9:09 am

Well-heeled outside groups easily outspent Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel before the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi. They're going all in on the runoff election later this month.

Business
3:08 am
Fri June 6, 2014

OTB Parlors Criticize Hike In Horse Racing Simulcast Rates

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 9:09 am

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Tomorrow is a big day in horse racing - the Belmont Stakes, the last race in the Triple Crown. California Chrome has a chance to complete the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years, having already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, of course. That's the excitement in the foreground. In the background, a quiet war is raging. Charles Lane, of member station WSHU, reports.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: (Yelling) But California Chrome shines bright in the Kentucky Derby.

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History
3:08 am
Fri June 6, 2014

World Leaders Mark 70 Years Since The Day That Saved The World

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 9:09 am

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Some other news - veterans and world leaders, today, are marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day and World War II. Thousands of U.S., British, and Canadian and French troops rode landing craft toward Normandy, France in 1944 and splashed up the beaches while under heavy fire.

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As they began the liberation of Europe, many heard a radio broadcast by their supreme commander, Dwight Eisenhower.

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Business
10:40 am
Thu June 5, 2014

GM CEO Announces Firings In Wake Of Report On Recall Failings

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Let's get the latest news about General Motors. GM has now dismissed 15 employees for misconduct. This is misconduct in the company's response to faulty ignition switches in millions of GM vehicles. Those switches have been linked to at least 13 deaths. The CEO, Mary Barra, announced the actions today in coordination with an internal investigation led by a former U.S. attorney. Here's what Mary Barra had to say.

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Sports
5:19 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Miami Heat Aims To Win Legacy-Defining 3rd Straight NBA Title

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

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Around the Nation
4:58 am
Thu June 5, 2014

2 Governors Face Off Over Hockey's Stanley Cup

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

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Europe
4:25 am
Thu June 5, 2014

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

U.S. World War II veteran Arden C. Earll, 89, of Erie, Pa., landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, with the 29th Infantry Division. A crowd applauds as he arrives at a ceremony in honor of the division Wednesday in La Cambe, France, as part of the commemoration of the 70th D-Day anniversary.
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Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.

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NPR Story
4:12 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Alaskan Volcano Erupts With Intensity

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

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4:06 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Vultures Land On K Street

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. There's a certain kind of news story for which you simply must rely on The Washington Post. This is that story. The Post published pictures of vultures on K Street. Washingtonians know K Street as the classic address for Washington lobbyists. A Post reporter got one punch line after another when asking passersby what they thought of vultures roosting on a K Street rooftop, like the bird variety. And that sounds appropriate. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Politics
3:29 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.

National Security
3:29 am
Thu June 5, 2014

If It Comes Time To Negotiate With Terrorists, Never Say Never

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

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Now, the swap for Bergdahl prompted many people to recall a truism about American foreign-policy. The line is that America does not negotiate with terrorists, a principle that seemed to have been violated here.

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In fact, that truism has not often been true. America has negotiated with terrorists and so have other governments.

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NPR Story
3:29 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Questions Abound Over Why Bergdahl Left Afghan Post

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 10:40 am

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Now, the U.S. military is saying very little about Sergeant Bergdahl's condition now that he's in a military hospital in Germany. Army leaders have said that once he is determined to be healthy, they will investigate the circumstances of his capture and whether he broke any military laws and should be prosecuted. For more, we're joined in our studio by NPR Pentagon correspondent, Tom Bowman. Tom, good morning.

TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Good morning, David.

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Middle East
5:38 am
Wed June 4, 2014

U.S. Policy In Syria Could No Longer Be Defended, Ex-Ambassador Says

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 6:32 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep. President Obama's former point man on Syria resigned because he can no longer defend U.S. policy there. Ambassador Robert Ford was once known for dramatic gestures supporting Syria's opposition. But Ford says, as the uprising became a civil war he was frustrated by limited U.S. support for rebels. And even now, Ford told the "PBS NewsHour" he is not sure the Obama administration is doing enough.

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Around the Nation
5:38 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Cesar Chavez Is Running For Congress In Arizona

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 6:32 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The old joke says Chicago is the place where the dead can vote. Arizona is where the dead can run. Cesar Chavez is running for Congress. Yes, the legendary labor activist died more than 20 years ago, but in a heavily Latino district, a long-shot candidate in the Democratic primary sought to improve his chances by changing his name to Cesar Chavez. He hopes to do better than in a previous run when his name was Scott Fistler. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
3:28 am
Wed June 4, 2014

RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch At Tiger's Game

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 6:32 am

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Sports
3:11 am
Wed June 4, 2014

No Americans Are Left In French Open

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 6:32 am

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Tennis's French Open has reached quarterfinal stage with plenty of big names advancing. None of them, though, are American, we should point out. The U.S. men and women have all been shut-out in singles action.

For the hometown crowd at the Roland Garros Tennis Complex today, though, they get to cheer on one of their own countrymen - and here to tell us more - Sports Illustrated, Jon Wertheim, in Paris. Jon, welcome back to the program.

JON WERTHEIM: Oh, thanks, David.

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NPR Story
3:11 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Record Crowd Expected For Hong Kong's Tiananmen Memorial

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 6:32 am

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in Hong Kong's Victoria Park to remember the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Steve Inskeep talks to Chris Buckley of "The New York Times," who's in Hong Kong.

Around the Nation
5:57 am
Tue June 3, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Sworn In On E-Reader

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Middle East
5:57 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Israel Furious Over U.S. Decision To Work With Palestinians

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So among other things, this development exposed a disagreement between the United States and Israel. The U.S. says it wants to work with the Palestinian unity government, if possible. Israel does not.

Let's turn now to Israel's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, who's on the phone. Embassador, welcome back to the program.

RON DERMER: Pleasure to be with you.

INSKEEP: So Israel said the U.S. is making a mistake. How are you expressing that view here in Washington?

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Middle East
5:57 am
Tue June 3, 2014

U.S. To Work With Palestinian Unity Government Despite Hamas

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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And I'm David Greene. Let's examine now what has changed in the Middle East. Palestinians went ahead yesterday with a plan to form a unity government. It includes Fatah, the party that recognizes Israel, and Hamas which does not. The United States says it will work with that unity government. In a moment, we'll ask Israel's ambassador to the U.S. what Israel will do. We begin with NPR's Emily Harris in Jerusalem.

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Around the Nation
4:09 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Albuquerque's Weather? Cloudy With A Chance of Grasshoppers

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 5:57 am

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3:31 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 8:01 am

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

Around the Nation
5:16 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Paperweight Gets Stanford Professor In Hot Water With TSA

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 5:48 am

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Sports
5:16 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Chicago Blackhawks' Social Media Team Sends Obscene Tweet

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 5:48 am

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Politics
3:13 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Release Of Sgt. Bergdahl May Have Come At A High Cost

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 5:48 am

Bowe Bergdahl's release and the prisoner swap that made it possible are raising thorny foreign policy questions, which are being voiced most loudly at this point by congressional Republicans.

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3:12 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits outside the Power House restaurant in Hailey, Idaho.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 8:32 am

The town of Hailey, Idaho, has waited five years to hear news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return. In 2009, Bergdahl was captured and held by the Taliban — first in Afghanistan and later, it's believed, in Pakistan.

On Saturday, he was released in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Now Hailey, Bergdahl's hometown, is preparing for the next chapter.

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Politics
3:11 am
Mon June 2, 2014

17 Primary Candidates Vie For Rep. Henry Waxman's Seat

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 5:48 am

When the Democrat from Southern California announced his retirement earlier this year, he opened up a seat that had been occupied for decades. The top-two vote getters will face off in November.

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