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U.S.
6:27 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

U.S. Export-Import Bank Targeted By Conservatives

A Boeing 737 at the company's factory in Renton, Wash. Foreign airlines that want to buy Boeing planes often do so with loans underwritten by the Export-Import Bank.
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Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 7:48 pm

Republicans are often seen as the party of business. So it's a little ironic that some of the most vocal opposition to the Export-Import Bank comes from conservative Republicans, such as Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

"If we're ever going to get rid of all the corporate connectedness, all the corporate welfare, you've got to start with the most egregious one and the most obvious one and that's the Export-Import Bank," he says.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Political Consultant To Be Sentenced For Violating Campaign Finance Law

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 6:52 pm

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Performing Arts
5:18 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

'The Flick' Tells The Story Of The Movies, Off The Screen

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 6:39 pm

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History
5:18 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Prison Breaks Past: Several Inmates Have Tried To Escape From N.Y. Prison

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 6:39 pm

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Goats and Soda
7:34 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

A woman on a street in Seoul checks her cellphone. The government is ramping up efforts to control an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome by monitoring the smartphones of those under quarantine.
Ed Jones AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 8:55 am

More than 3,400 people are now under quarantine in South Korea's fight to contain an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome — a deadly virus that can cause severe pneumonia and organ failure.

So far, South Korea has reported 122 MERS cases. And the government is actively tracking the whereabouts of people possibly exposed to the virus.

Chung-ahm is a Buddhist monk who's quarantined in the Jangduk village in southern South Korea.

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History
6:35 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Radio Shack's Answering Machine Messages Were Hip To The Times

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Sometimes, someone blogs about something that someone else blogged about, and it leads to an incredible discovery, or in this case, a rediscovery.

(SOUNDBITE OF ANSWERING MACHINE RECORDING)

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National Security
5:48 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker: Partitioned Iraq Is An Iranian Strategy

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:30 pm

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We turn now to Ambassador Ryan Crocker. He's a veteran diplomat who's represented the U.S. all over the region, including in Baghdad. Welcome to the program.

RYAN CROCKER: Thank you.

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Environment
5:48 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Californians Look To Sierra Nevada Native Americans For Drought Solutions

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 7:10 pm

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U.S.
5:48 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

New U.S. Poet Laureate Hopes To Invite All Communities To Express Themselves

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:53 pm

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Book Reviews
4:44 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Book Review: 'The Black Snow,' Paul Lynch

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:54 pm

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Around the Nation
4:44 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Los Angeles Police Board Says Officers Involved In Ezell Ford Shooting Violated Policy

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 7:07 pm

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Asia
4:44 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Pakistani Journalists Divided Over Whether Government Perks Cloud Their Autonomy

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 6:46 pm

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Law
6:42 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Dennis Hastert Investigation 'Undoubtedly Began' With The Banks

Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 2:15 pm

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Shots - Health News
5:43 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Costs Of Slipshod Research Methods May Be In The Billions

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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 3:10 pm

Laboratory research seeking new medical treatments and cures is fraught with pitfalls: Researchers can inadvertently use bad ingredients, design the experiment poorly, or conduct inadequate data analysis. Scientists working on ways to reduce these sorts of problems have put a staggering price tag on research that isn't easy to reproduce: $28 billion a year.

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Health Care
5:32 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Obama Defends Health Care Law As Supreme Court Ruling Nears

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 8:10 pm

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