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6:59am

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 1:21 pm

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6:25am

Thu June 26, 2014
Politics and Government

Two state Senate factions will form Democratic coalition

New York State Senate floor
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Two Democratic factions in the New York State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic majority in the Senate, leaving Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power.

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6:12am

Thu June 26, 2014
Sports

Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 2:19 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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5:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 2:19 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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5:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 2:19 pm

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5:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
Africa

Second Surge Of Ebola Strikes West Africa

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 2:19 pm

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An Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and most deadly outbreak of that virus ever recorded. The first cases were confirmed in Guinea in March. Health officials thought they had a handle on this. They did not. A rash of new cases popped up in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. So we're going to talk about this with NPR's Jason Beaubien, who's been following the story. Hi, Jason.

JASON BEAUBIEN, BYLINE: Good morning.

INSKEEP: What's going on?

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5:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Pickup Truck For Kids Unveiled by Ford, Fisher Price

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 2:19 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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5:06am

Thu June 26, 2014
NPR Story

Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 2:19 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.

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Wed June 25, 2014

7:57am

Wed June 25, 2014
World

British Air Mixes Up Granada With Grenada

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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7:57am

Wed June 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Obama Lookalike Gets Around Town

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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7:15am

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 12:48 pm

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6:59am

Wed June 25, 2014
Games & Humor

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

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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The word gamer is pretty much synonymous with this sound.

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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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5:39am

Wed June 25, 2014
Education

Pre-K expansion estimated to be low in September

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Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say that falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as  universal pre-K.

When the state budget was approved on March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders touted funding for pre-kindergarten that they said could lead to making it universal in New York state.

Senate Co-leader Jeff Klein was one of its biggest advocates.

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5:32am

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 10:20 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.

5:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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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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5:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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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.

5:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

FIFA Probes Whether Uruguay Star Bit Italian Opponent

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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5:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

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

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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5:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
Remembrances

Prolific Character Actor Eli Wallach Dies At 98

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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The actor, Eli Wallach, has died at the age of 98. He was a prolific character actor, playing in films alongside Clark Gable and Peter O'Toole. He was Mr. Freeze in TV's "Batman" and starred Broadway productions, written by his friend Tennessee Williams. In all, Eli Wallach acted in over 200 films, TV and stage productions over 70 years. Tom Vitale has this appreciation.

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5:04am

Wed June 25, 2014
NPR Story

Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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1:31am

Wed June 25, 2014
Politics

Hanna defeats Tenney in GOP primary for 22nd District

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) won a Republican Party primary Tuesday for New York's 22nd Congressional District.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Rep. Richard Hanna is all but guaranteed a third term in the House of Representatives after he beat back a challenge from the political right in Tuesday's Republican Party primary.

Hanna, R-Barneveld, came out on top in a challenge from the more conservative Claudia Tenney, a state assemblywoman. She said Hanna was too moderate.

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12:52am

Wed June 25, 2014
Politics

Stefanik wins GOP 21st Congressional District primary

Republican Elise Stefanik declares victory in Glens Falls Tuesday night, with her family and GOP county leaders behind her.
Brian Mann NCPR

After entering the race as a complete unknown last year, Elise Stefanik won the Republican Party primary in New York's 21st Congressional District Tuesday night by a commanding margin over Matt Doheny.

Stefanik, a 29-year-old political analyst, overcame non-existent name recognition, opposition from some senior GOP leaders, and claims that she was a "carpetbagger" from outside the North Country district.

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9:47am

Tue June 24, 2014
Business

1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 10:10 am

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A British jury has reached verdicts in a trial stemming from a scandal involving hacking by tabloids. Several former editors and executives of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers face charges. Former News of the World editor, Andrew Coulson, was found guilty. Other editors were not. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik has been covering this story. Hi, David.

DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: Hey, Steve.

INSKEEP: OK, so what are the verdicts here?

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6:57am

Tue June 24, 2014
Around the Nation

Report: Jerry Sandusky Case Was Unnecessarily Delayed

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:42 pm

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A new report is calling into question how the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse investigation was handled. Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys. Now, Pennsylvania's attorney general says Sandusky could have been brought to justice sooner. NPR's Jeff Brady has this story.

JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: Reports that Jerry Sandusky was abusing children at circulated for years. So when he was arrested in 2011, Kathleen Kane had this question.

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6:52am

Tue June 24, 2014
Around the Nation

Calif. Lawmakers To Debate Controversial Gun-Control Bill

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 10:10 am

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And I am Renee Montagne. Here in California today, a controversial gun control bill gets its first hearing. It was introduced in the wake of last month's mass murder near the campus of UC Santa Barbara. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports.

KIRK SIEGLER, BYLINE: When California lawmakers began debate today, expect the case of Elliott Rodger to come back into focus.

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6:41am

Tue June 24, 2014
Iraq

Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 10:10 am

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is back in Iraq on a week-long mission to try to hold that country together. This morning, he's in Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in the north. And his job won't be easy. Just yesterday, Kurdistan's president said it might be the time for the region to go its own way. Jackie Northam is with Kerry and joined us from Erbil. Good morning.

JACKIE NORTHAM, BYLINE: Good morning Renee.

MONTAGNE: Now, what exactly did the Kurdish president say?

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6:27am

Tue June 24, 2014
Around the Nation

Security Camera Footage Could Track Suspects

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 10:10 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Somebody may have been using a drone to spy into a Seattle apartment complex. A woman said the little aircraft was hovering outside her window. Two men piloting that craft packed up their gear and fled before police arrived. But that is not the good part, this is - police believe they have a chance to track down the man suspected of this disturbing covert video surveillance because they were being covertly recorded by a security camera. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

6:21am

Tue June 24, 2014
Animals

New York Bill Would Ban Selfies With Tigers

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 10:10 am

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Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Lawmakers in New York State have passed a bill banning selfies with tigers. Apparently dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid are filled with pictures of single men showing off their adventurous, yet tender, sides by cuddling with the big cats. Now, anyone caught posing next to a tiger could be fined up to $500. But single New York men looking for mates worry not. Selfies with bears and lions are still fair game. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

6:17am

Tue June 24, 2014
Regional Coverage

Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse

Dan maffei speaks to reporters about his plan to increase the amount of investements in infrastructure.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) has put together a wide-ranging program that would invest in central New York’s infrastructure, ranging from fixing crumbling roads and bridges to bringing high speed rail to the area. He says there has to be a mindset change in Washington for this to happen.

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