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5:36am

Thu June 26, 2014
Latin America

Wife Of Jailed American In Cuba Worries He'll Take 'Drastic Measures'

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 11:21 am

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5:36am

Thu June 26, 2014
Around the Nation

North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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5:36am

Thu June 26, 2014
Research News

How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 7:40 am

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When consumers think about green products, they often face a dilemma - that car that uses less gasoline or a more efficient refrigerator tends to cost more. Buyers have to choose whether money is more important to them than public good. Now new research shows there might be a way to boost interest in these products, at least among a core group of consumers. NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is here to talk with us about that. Hi Shankar.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi Steve.

INSKEEP: What consumers?

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4:52am

Thu June 26, 2014
Asia

Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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The largest airline in the Middle East says it has suspended flights to a city in Pakistan. Emirates says it will no longer fly to Peshawar, at least for now. This is after someone opened fire on a Pakistani passenger jet that was coming in to land there. NPR's Philip Reeves reports on a blow to Pakistan at a time of crisis.

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4:12am

Thu June 26, 2014
Sports

Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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Good morning, I'm David Greene. It's been a tough week for Latvian tennis player Ernests Gulbis. Yesterday, he was knocked out of competition at Wimbledon. And Monday at a press conference, he was asked about the idea of getting rid of umpires, letting players referee their own games. He gave a lengthy answer before realizing he had misheard the question.

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ERNESTS GULBIS: Get rid of umpires?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Yes, get rid of...

GULBIS: My God, I thought vampires.

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3:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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The drought in California is growing more serious by the day. Yet, one-quarter million homes in California still lack the most basic conservation device there is - a water meter. Nowhere is this problem more clear than in the state capital, Sacramento. Joe Rubin reports.

JOE RUBIN, BYLINE: It's not quite daylight when, at 5:15 a.m., Ron Carpenter hops in his car and begins to patrol the Sacramento neighborhood, looking for signs of lawn watering.

RON CARPENTER: Up here it looks pretty shiny down here. Let's see what this is.

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3:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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3:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Pickup Truck For Kids Unveiled by Ford, Fisher Price

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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And today's last word in Business is built tough - Fisher-Price tough. American automaker Ford had a new offering to unveil in Dearborn, Michigan, this week.

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It's a battery-powered model that boasts of off-road capabilities. Yes, Steve, it is the Power Wheels F-150 pickup truck for kids.

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3:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 12:19 pm

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NPR's business news starts with a goodbye to Nook. All right, the giant book retailer Barnes & Noble is splitting in two. The company says it is separating its profitable retail bookstores from its weak Nook digital operation. Nook has lost $700 million in its e-reader and e-book business over the past two years. Microsoft will invest in the new Nook media as it tries to catch up to digital book leader Amazon. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

10:48am

Wed June 25, 2014

5:57am

Wed June 25, 2014
World

British Air Mixes Up Granada With Grenada

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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5:33am

Wed June 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Obama Lookalike Gets Around Town

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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5:21am

Wed June 25, 2014
Games & Humor

Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren't Dead Yet

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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The word gamer is pretty much synonymous with this sound.

(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO GAME)

MONTAGNE: And also the image of someone glued to a video game. But many people are still getting together in real life to play games - board games, card games. And businesses are cropping up to provide venues for old-school gamers. Marielle Segarra has more.

MARIELLE SEGARRA, BYLINE: This is Brooklyn Game Lab, a gaming workshop and store in New York City.

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5:18am

Wed June 25, 2014
Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba

Cuba Maintains U.S. Embargo Is Harsh Financial Persecution

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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3:32am

Wed June 25, 2014
Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba

Revived Mariel Port Attracts Investment From Brazil

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 8:20 am

Brazil is pouring nearly a billion dollars into Cuba's Mariel port. Brazil, via Cuba, will practically have its own port near U.S. shores — so it's a major geostrategic move.

3:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning I'm David Greene form member station WLRN in Miami.

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3:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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And today's last word in business. "Like A Rolling Stone" - the only handwritten copy of that famous Bob Dylan song about a person down on his luck, sold at auction this week to someone who clearly isn't.

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An anonymous bidder got it for $2 million. That's believed to be a record. This draft version of the song also includes rejected phrases, including dry vermouth, you'll tell the truth - also, something about Al Capone leading into the line, like a complete unknown.

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3:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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NPR's Business News starts with more banking fines. The former Credit Suisse banker David Higgs has been handed $950,000 in fines and penalties by New York court. Higgs pled guilty to conspiracy for his part in hiding subprime mortgage bond losses, back in 2012, worth $100 million. Last year, his former boss was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in the same case. This is one of the few criminal prosecutions to come out of the 2008 financial crisis. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

FIFA Probes Whether Uruguay Star Bit Italian Opponent

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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3:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Political Challenge Compounded As Migrant Children Head To U.S. Border

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 10:48 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

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