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5:22 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Consumer Groups On The Lookout For Immigration Scams

A line waits outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Los Angeles.
Nick Ut AP

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 2:54 pm

Talk about immigration reform on Capitol Hill this summer has raised the hopes of many unauthorized immigrants around the country.

It's also raised the fears of consumer advocates worried about scam artists who promise immigrants they can help them secure legal status.

Eduardo Flores, an unauthorized immigrant from Honduras, wasn't promised immigration documents, but he did place his trust and $4,000 with a man who said he was an immigration attorney.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Obama Offers 'Grand Bargain' On Corporate Taxes

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

President Obama is offering Congress what he describes as a grand bargain on corporate taxes. He laid out the terms in Chattanooga, Tennessee yesterday on the latest stop of his national economic speaking tour.

NPR's Ari Shapiro was on the trip.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

2016 May Seem Just Around The Corner For Political Rivals

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

With a public battle between two likely Republican presidential contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and a private meeting between possible Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, it feels like 2016 is just around the corner. The two parties are already aligning themselves for a presidential race that's still three years away.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

House Expected To Vote On Student Loan Deal

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

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NPR's business news starts with hope for a student loan dean.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Oprah's TV Channel Says It's In The Black

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

More than two years after it started, OWN, the cable channel that is a partnership between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, announced it is turning a profit.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

'Cronut' Often Imitated, But Can It Be Duplicated?

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

The cronut — a hybrid of a croissant and doughnut — was invented at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan. Now, it's inspiring imitators. The doughnut with flaky layers is being made around the world from Japan to Australia and the U.K. Even Dunkin' Donuts is getting into the game. The news site Quartz reports that in South Korea, Dunkin' is offering a version it's calling "New York Pie Donuts."

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Manning Faces Sentencing In Leak Case

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

Bradley Manning has been found guilty in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. A military judge convicted Manning of violating the Espionage Act and stealing government property. But he was acquitted on the most serious charge he faced: aiding the enemy. The sentencing phase of his trial begins Wednesday.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

A Look Back At The Manning Trial

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

Bradley Manning was found guilty of espionage but acquitted of the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Arun Rath about the significance of the verdict. He has covered the proceedings since they began.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Spanish-Language Radio Star Yanked Off The Air

A week after Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's show was canceled, allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced.
Valerie Macon Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:49 pm

Last week, the Univision Radio network suddenly canceled its popular, nationally syndicated morning show, Piolín Por La Mañana, hosted by Eddie Sotelo. Sotelo is known as 'Piolín,' or 'Tweety Bird' in Spanish, and his irreverent program was once the top radio program in Los Angeles.

For seven hours each weekday morning, Sotelo cracked silly jokes and double entendres, played Mexican regional music and sometimes got political.

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4:55 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Zimbabweans To Cast Ballots In Presidential Race

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:59 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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And I'm David Greene. People in Zimbabwe are voting today in a presidential election that features an incumbent who's been in office for 33 years. President Robert Mugabe is now 89 and has been in office since he led a rebellion freeing Zimbabwe from colonialism.

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