7:57am

Mon July 21, 2014
The Two-Way

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 1:15 pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to local party activists on Saturday in Algona, Iowa.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.

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7:44am

Mon July 21, 2014
The Two-Way

Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 9:19 am

A damaged building and debris outside are seen Sunday after heavy fighting broke out between rival militias near the airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Hani Amara Reuters /Landov

At least 47 people have been killed in fighting over the past 24 hours between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport.

The country's health ministry said late Sunday that the fighting also wounded 120 people. The Associated Press reports:

"The weeklong battle over the airport is being waged by a powerful militia from the western city of Zintan, which controls the facility, and Islamist-led militias, including fighters from Misrata, east of Tripoli. The clashes resumed Sunday after cease-fire efforts failed.

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6:18am

Mon July 21, 2014
The Two-Way

Putin: Tragedies Like MH17 Should 'Bring People Together'

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 12:57 pm

Deputy head of the OSCE mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug (center right) stands outside a refrigerated train as members of the Netherlands' National Forensic Investigations Team inspect bodies.
Vadim Ghirda AP
(This post was updated at 12:51 p.m. ET.)

Russian President Vladimir Putin says tragedies such as the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 last week should "bring people together" rather than "dividing us."

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5:52am

Mon July 21, 2014
Food

To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 12:54 pm

Kentucky hog farmer Travis Hood with Luther, a young Red Wattle boar. Hood started raising Red Wattles five years ago after cuts to his job, and began turning a profit on the meat in February.
Courtesy of Hood's Heritage Hogs

Robertson County has the smallest population of any county in the state of Kentucky, and it's the only one, word has it, without a stoplight.

So it's an unlikely place to find a campaign to keep the food system more genetically diverse. But that is exactly what's happening on a small farm owned by Travis Hood, called Hood's Heritage Hogs.

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5:04am

Mon July 21, 2014
The Two-Way

In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire Between Israel And Hamas, Kerry Heads To Egypt

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 6:26 pm

A Palestinian overcome by emotion watches rescuers carry a body from the rubble of a house which was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, on Monday.
Khalil Hamra AP

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Egypt today in an effort to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Kerry would meet with Egyptian and other senior officials.

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4:55am

Mon July 21, 2014
NPR Ed

In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 7:48 am

It's the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and new shoes. One even wears a tutu.

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4:36am

Mon July 21, 2014
Around the Nation

Company Says It Can Cure Your Hangover – For Up To $300 A Visit

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 6:30 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. People waking up with a hellacious hangover often say they'd pretty much give anything to make it go away. And a new company promising to do just that is thriving in New York. For up to $300 a visit, it will send a nurse to your home armed with medicine and - this is key - an IV for instant rehydration. Given the treatment cost more than the night out at the bar, though, you might want to stick with the hair of the dog. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:06am

Mon July 21, 2014
Strange News

How Many Frequent Flyer Miles Can You Get With A $36M Charge?

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 6:30 am

Last spring a man bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup, sold by Sotheby's Hong Kong. The price: $36 million. But because of currency rules, he paid with his American Express card.

4:06am

Mon July 21, 2014
Business

Report Of Expired Meat Sparks Food Safety Scare In China

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 6:30 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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4:06am

Mon July 21, 2014
Business

Arkansas Razorbacks Trademark Famous Hog Call

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 6:30 am

The famous hog call chanted by fans of the sports teams of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks is now a registered trademark owned by the school.

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