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Around the Nation
7:41 am
Mon August 3, 2015

After Moon Trip, Aldrin Required To Fill Out Customs Form

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:59 am

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Around the Nation
7:41 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Personal Injury Lawyer Stars In Toddler's Birthday Party

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:59 am

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. We know it's hard to choose the theme for a kid's birthday party, Spiderman, maybe trains, or maybe Morris Bart, personal injury lawyer.

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Parallels
5:20 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

Angelica Rivera, the wife of Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been embroiled in controversy over the purchase of a luxury home.
Thomas Samson AP

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 11:53 am

Eight months ago, Mexico's first lady, Angélica Rivera, known for her fondness of designer clothes and European vacations, made a public promise to sell a multimillion-dollar mansion bought under controversial circumstances. She purchased the home, at below market rates, from a contractor with lucrative connections to her husband.

The scandal has been one of the biggest to rock President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration. Months later, many questions remain regarding the purchase — and Rivera has yet to sell the house.

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

After 9 Days, Special Olympics World Games Come To A Close

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:09 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fahmy Waits To Hear If He Faces More Prison Time

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:59 am

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Will Another Democrat Make A Bid For The Presidency?

Originally published on Mon August 3, 2015 7:59 am

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Sports
11:18 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

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And the winner is...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The International Olympic Committee has the honor to announce the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 - Beijing.

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Around the Nation
7:24 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer From Desired Goal

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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Around the Nation
6:52 am
Fri July 31, 2015

People Who Text While Walking Develop Protective Shuffle

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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Middle East
5:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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Research News
5:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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Planet Money
5:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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Sports
5:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the winner is...

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The International Olympic Committee has the honor to announce the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 - Beijing.

(APPLAUSE)

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Movie Reviews
5:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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Another "Mission: Impossible" movie opens today. The franchise has been good to Tom Cruise, raking in more than $2 billion in worldwide box office receipts. So now take five. Here's our critic Kenneth Turan.

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Animals
5:08 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Here's How To Identify Sounds You Hear In Nature

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 11:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Thanks to smartphones, you rarely have to strain anymore to remember the name of a song. Start up a phone app. Hold your device by the radio or a restaurant speaker. And the app will usually recognize the song.

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Around the Nation
8:12 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Movie Article Leads Police To Missing Convicted Bank Robber

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:21 pm

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Around the Nation
8:12 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges Maker's Mark Handmade Bourbon Claim

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:21 pm

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Animals
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

How 3-D Printing Helps Scientists Understand Bird Behavior

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:21 pm

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:21 pm

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Government Says

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 12:21 pm

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