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Around the Nation
5:18 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Last Place Runner Gets Big Cheers For Finishing Race

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:59 am

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Good morning I'm Steve Inskeep. At the U.S. Track and Field Championships, the crowd cheered a runner who finished last. Alysia Montano was a five-time national champion, who lined up for the 800 meter race. She ran even though she is 34 weeks pregnant. She said her doctor approved. She did the roughly half-mile race in 2 minutes, 32 seconds. That's way worse than normal, but the crowd roared. And afterward she said, I just didn't want to get lapped. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Law
4:35 am
Fri June 27, 2014

High Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:59 am

The Supreme Court eased restrictions on protesters at clinics that perform abortions. The court invalidated a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer outside abortion clinics in the state.

NPR Story
4:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Carney's 'Begin Again' Doesn't Match His Hit 'Once'

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:59 am

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John Carney is an Irish writer and director. He brought us the landmark film, "Once" - a small independent movie that became a Broadway musical blockbuster that won eight Tony's. Carney now has a new movie out and Los Angeles Times and MORNING EDITION film critic Kenneth Turan has this review.

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Around the Nation
4:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Lexus Lanes Define Miami's Commuting Culture

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:59 am

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All this week, I've been in Miami with the great team here at member station WLRN. Thanks for letting us share the studio, guys. I promise we're going to clean up.

We came to Florida after a trip to Cuba to learn how Cuba and Cuban policy have shaped this region. There are, of course, other forces shaping life here. One is interstate 95 which ends in Miami. WLRN reporter, Kenny Malone, has been exploring various aspects of I-95 and has this story of two little words that now define much of Miami's current commuting culture.

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Sports
4:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:59 am

The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.

Law
1:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests

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The Supreme Court has issued rulings in two controversial cases. The court invalidated several appointments President Obama made while the Senate was in recess, or appeared to be, anyway. And the court also limited the power of a state to define buffer zones around abortion clinics. A lot to talk about here, let's dive right in with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Hi, Nina.

NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: Hi.

INSKEEP: OK, so these decisions appear to be, to you, anyway, compromises - why is that?

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Around the Nation
6:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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Research News
6:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 8:40 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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Latin America
6:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

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

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 12:21 pm

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Asia
5:52 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 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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Sports
5:12 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

ERNESTS GULBIS: Get rid of umpires?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Yes, get rid of...

GULBIS: My God, I thought vampires.

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4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Pickup Truck For Kids Unveiled by Ford, Fisher Price

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 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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NPR Story
4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 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.

NPR Story
4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 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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Law
11:48 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches

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World
6:57 am
Wed June 25, 2014

British Air Mixes Up Granada With Grenada

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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Around the Nation
6:33 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Obama Lookalike Gets Around Town

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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Games & Humor
6:21 am
Wed June 25, 2014

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

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 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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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba
6:18 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Cuba Maintains U.S. Embargo Is Harsh Financial Persecution

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba
4:32 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Revived Mariel Port Attracts Investment From Brazil

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:20 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.

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4:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

FIFA Probes Whether Uruguay Star Bit Italian Opponent

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

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

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 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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NPR Story
4:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 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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