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Around the Nation
4:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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Research News
4:36 am
Thu June 26, 2014

How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 6:40 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
3:59 am
Thu June 26, 2014

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

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 10:21 am

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Asia
3:52 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Airlines Suspend Flights To Pakistani City After Shooting

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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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
3:12 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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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.

Books
2:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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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
2:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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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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NPR Story
2:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington.

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NPR Story
2:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Pickup Truck For Kids Unveiled by Ford, Fisher Price

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:19 am

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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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Minimum Wage
3:39 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Port Of Seattle Proposes $13 Minimum Wage By 2017

Sea-Tac Airport
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Lisa Brooks talks with Port of Seattle co-president Courtney Gregoire about a proposal to raise the minimum wage for SeaTac airport employees to $13 by 2017.

Radke In The Morning
3:12 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

How A Melting Glacier Can Mean Lower Sea Levels (For A While)

new report funded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says climate change is bad for business, with up to $100 billion in coastal real estate underwater by 2050. 

The report projects Seattle's sea level to rise as much as three feet by the end of this century. That’s not because nearby Alaskan glaciers are melting, however. Taken by themselves, those melting Alaskan glaciers could actually cause sea level to drop in the short term.

KUOW's Bill Radke talks with Climate Central scientist Ben Strauss about how that works.

Law
9:48 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches

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World
4:37 am
Wed June 25, 2014

British Air Mixes Up Granada With Grenada

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:48 am

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Doppleganger
4:33 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Obama Lookalike Gets Around Town

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:48 am

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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba
4:18 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Cuba Maintains U.S. Embargo Is Harsh Financial Persecution

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:48 am

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