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Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

August 28, 2014 - 3:23am

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

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Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

August 28, 2014 - 3:02am

Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

August 27, 2014 - 11:47pm

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

August 27, 2014 - 11:46pm

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

August 27, 2014 - 11:44pm

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

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Deal Reached To Sell Market Basket Chain To Ex-CEO

August 27, 2014 - 8:23pm

The New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott announced that former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas will buy a majority stake in the business.

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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

August 27, 2014 - 2:34pm

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.

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ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

August 27, 2014 - 2:06pm

Under the deal, immigrants who are in the country illegally must be informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The ACLU was representing nine Mexicans and three organizations.

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Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

August 27, 2014 - 1:34pm

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.

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In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

August 27, 2014 - 1:20pm

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.

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Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

August 27, 2014 - 1:10pm

The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.

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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

August 27, 2014 - 12:43pm

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

August 27, 2014 - 12:41pm

American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.

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As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.

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Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.

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Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.

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The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

August 27, 2014 - 12:09pm

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.

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