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Around the Nation
7:23 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Man In Underwear Steals Truck, Delivers Its Content

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 am

A delivery man in New York City was dropping off bread at a pizzeria, when a guy wearing only underwear stole his bread truck. The thief delivered the bread but not to the bakery's actual customers.

NPR Story
6:22 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Manchester United's Brand Is Devalued

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 am

According to a study by Brand Finance, a brand valuation consultancy, Manchester United is no longer the sporting world's most valuable brand. The team didn't bring home any trophies this year.

Around the Nation
5:14 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Bison Invade Wyoming Golf Course

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is NPR News.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. A golf course in Wyoming has been invaded by bison. The one-ton animal sometimes damaged the greens, nevermind the brown. Officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide they tried to move the bison using sprinklers, but mostly golfers have to play around them. This could enliven other events on grass - boring baseball game?

GREENE: Make them play around bison.

INSKEEP: Want to enliven the World Cup?

GREENE: Bison.

NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Bob Newhart Looks Back On A Career Of One-Sided Conversations

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: Amazing to think comedian Bob Newhart has been in television for more than 50 years. But his first Emmy - last year for a guest role on "The Big Bang Theory." He played a professor who hosted a geeky science show that was canceled long ago.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE BIG BANG THEORY")

JOHNNY GALECKI: (As Leonard) If you would've told me when I was a kid that someday I would be doing science next to Prof. Proton, I would not have believed you.

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Grand Canyon Officials Want To Evict Bison From Park

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 am

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DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: OK, this next story is about an eviction notice for bison. The animals live in Grand Canyon National Park, and park officials say the herd has just gotten too big. Bison are overgrazing, they're draining water resources, and they're trampling all over archaeological sites. From member station KJZZ, Laurel Morales reports.

LAUREL MORALES, BYLINE: There's an estimated 350 bison living in Grand Canyon National Park, but that doesn't mean they're easy to find.

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Around the Nation
7:23 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Anonymous Person Distributes $100 Bills

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Middle East
7:23 am
Mon May 26, 2014

After Mubarak, Egypt Appears Ready To Elect Another Military Man

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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Europe
7:23 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Far-Right Parties Made Big Gains In European Parliamentary Elections

In Great Britain, the anti-Europe UKIP was the No. 1 vote getter. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front also did much better than expected.

Around the Nation
6:42 am
Mon May 26, 2014

New York's Marble Collegiate Church Remembers The Fallen

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 am

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Around the Nation
6:41 am
Mon May 26, 2014

World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division

Crowds gather around the lead tank of the 1st Battalion 400th Infantry task force, and 103rd Cactus Division, after soldiers entered without resistance in Innsbruck, Austria, on May 19, 1945.
Jim Pringle AP

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 4:04 pm

When Kansas native Torrence Riggs was only 24, his Army division, the 103rd infantry, entered southwest Germany.

"I seen a lot of soldier boys with grim faces, I'll tell you that," he says. "I had one, too."

It was 1945, and the people in Germany's Dachau concentration camp had either been worked or starved to death.

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Middle East
6:41 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Pope Francis Wraps Up 3-Day Trip To Middle East

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 am

Pope Francis is in Jerusalem. He stopped at the holiest Jewish and Muslim sites in that city. The pope has invited Palestinian and Israeli leaders to join him in Rome to discuss Mideast peace.

Latin America
5:29 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Official World Cup Theme Criticized As Dull

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Here it is, the 2014 World Cup soccer theme - music for the event in Brazil. And many Brazilians hate it. They're baffled the song features the Cuban-American singer Pitbull and Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez. Lyrics are in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese. A music critic calls it a dull, generic pop theme. It is just not Brazilian enough for the - wait, what's the name of that cup again? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Africa
5:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 am

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.

Middle East
5:06 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Egyptians Vote Monday And Tuesday For Next President

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And so as Leila just told us, Egyptians appear ready to elect a military man - which in a way seems amazing considering the images we remember from three years ago. At that point, a military dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was removed from power. At that time, it was NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Cairo. She was witnessing all of the celebration.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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Around the Nation
7:07 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Website Reveals Top Google Searches In Each State

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 7:52 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Elvis in Tennessee. Bon Jovi in New Jersey. Those are two of the top Google searches discovered by the website Estately. The words are questions each state was searching more than any others. Many of the results fit. Alligator wrestling topped the search field in Florida, football in Minnesota. Others may cause you to raise an eyebrow - like back shaving in Pennsylvania or the question plaguing Texans: Are dinosaurs real? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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