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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:38:00 -0400 
    The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.

A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400 
    Fresh out of school, Alton Yates needed to make money, so he signed up for the Air Force. His job? Riding rocket-propelled sleds, to help test whether high-speed space travel would be safe for humans.

Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:33:10 -0400 
    Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

Despite ISIS's Resources, Attacking U.S. Might Be A Stretch 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:29:00 -0400 
    Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.

Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:29:00 -0400 
    Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:19:00 -0400 
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:41 -0400 
    President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400 
    But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:00 -0400 
    The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.

Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:58:19 -0400 
    NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:45:00 -0400 
    Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."

Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:39:00 -0400 
    A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.

Shooting Range Accident Draws Focus On Children Handling Guns 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:00 -0400 
    A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range this week has set off a debate about children using high-powered weapons, as well as America's gun culture.

Want To Widen Your Worldview? A Random Roomie Helps 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:00 -0400 
    Research shows that when students are paired with roommates from different backgrounds, they tend to develop more tolerant attitudes.

Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:16:24 -0400 
    Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.
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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:38:00 -0400
A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400
Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:33:10 -0400
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