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U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating Nuclear Treaty

July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Calling the matter "very serious," an Obama administration official says Russia violated the pact by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

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Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed

July 28, 2014 - 2:41pm

A California judge gave the green light to the sale of the team, which Donald Sterling's estranged wife had arranged in May.

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Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

July 28, 2014 - 1:54pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.

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It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

July 28, 2014 - 12:56pm

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

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In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage

July 28, 2014 - 12:27pm

The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages.

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After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

July 28, 2014 - 12:25pm

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

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House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

July 28, 2014 - 12:16pm

The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

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International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision

July 28, 2014 - 12:13pm

Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company.

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An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More

July 28, 2014 - 12:09pm

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the Muslim holiday of Eid in Gaza, where one where one family traces the course of three weeks of war in broken bread, temporary shelters and mourning for their dead.

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A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart

July 28, 2014 - 12:09pm

The slice of retail aimed at America's most budget-conscious consumers is consolidating. Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, a deal encouraged by activist investors Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz. The new company will have 13,000 stores, making it a more formidable competitor — in size, at least — to Wal-Mart.

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Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews

July 28, 2014 - 12:09pm

A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.

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Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

July 28, 2014 - 12:07pm

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

July 28, 2014 - 12:03pm

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

July 28, 2014 - 11:43am

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

July 28, 2014 - 11:41am

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.

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Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

July 28, 2014 - 6:52am

The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

July 28, 2014 - 6:26am

The deal will unite two of the United States' biggest discount stores. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 for each share of Family Dollar and said it would run the company as a separate brand.

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For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

July 28, 2014 - 6:08am

The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

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How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

July 28, 2014 - 5:20am

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: The rapid decline of fish and fauna.

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Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

July 28, 2014 - 5:03am

The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.

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