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Caveat Emptor: Something To Keep In Mind When Shopping Online

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:09am

A Florida man bought real estate online, paying what seemed like a bargain: about $9,000 for what was advertised as a villa. It was a strip of land between two actual villas

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Cake Decorators Confuse Mariah Carey With Marie Curie

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:04am

Author Harriet Lye says her cousin in England told her colleagues that she wanted a Mariah Carey birthday cake. Instead, she got a cake featuring physicist and chemist Marie Curie.

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Morning News Brief

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

U.S. to send additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East. President Trump to kick off his re-election campaign in Florida. African migrants have been streaming through Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S.

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U.S. Doesn't Want To Go To War With Iran, Retired Admiral McRaven Says

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Admiral William McRaven about the prospects for war with Iran. McRaven, who spent four decades as a Navy SEAL, oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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50 Years Later: Burning Cuyahoga River Called Poster Child For Clean Water Act

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Cleveland wasn't the first city to have a river burn, but it was the first to get widespread attention. That 1969 blaze helped spur environmental regulations.

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Trump To Kick Off 2020 Presidential Campaign In Florida

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

President Trump filed official paperwork to run for a second term on Inauguration Day. Even though he's held dozens of rallies, he kicks off his reelection campaign in Florida on Tuesday.

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Whale Watchers And Activists Disagree Over Expanded Protected Zone

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Whale watching companies are sometimes accused of "loving whales to death." The dispute is especially bitter involving the critically endangered orcas off the coast of Washington state.

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Scientists Explain Puppy Dog Eyes

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

You know that feeling you get when a dog looks into your face and either looks really sad or kind of confused? Scientists say they've figured out why they do that, and why it makes us melt.

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Why Democratic Presidential Contenders Are Discussing Affordable Housing

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

It seems like almost every Democratic presidential candidate has a proposal for addressing the affordable housing shortage. That is something that's seldom, if ever, occurred before.

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Denver Apparel Company Executive To Testify Against Planned Tariffs On Chinese Import

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Noel King talks to Gail Ross, COO of Krimson Klover, about what she plans to say during public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to place additional tariffs on Chinese imports.

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Meet Orville Peck, A Man With A Fringed Mask Who Sings Like Elvis

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Emerging country musician Orville Peck, who is gay, only appears in public in a cowboy hat and mask, and his voice has earned favorable comparisons to Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak and Elvis Presley.

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Iowa Teens Can Do Yard Work For School Credit

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

A high school in Dubuque, Iowa, gives students physical education credit when they go out into the community and do yard work for community members who are older or disabled.

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2019 International Air Show Opens In Paris

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

One of the major questions on everyone's mind at this year's Paris Air Show is the future prospects of Boeing after the grounding of the 737 Max jets.

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U.S. Southern Border Cities Brace For Surge Of African Migrants

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Latin American refugees are not the only ones seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border. A record number of African migrants are traveling up through Mexico, seeking asylum at U.S. ports of entry.

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Protests Spotlight Hong Kong's 1 Country, 2 Systems Model With China

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

Recent protests are a reminder that Hong Kong has long been considered a thorn in Beijing's side. NPR's Noel King talks to David Rennie of The Economist about Hong Kong's relationship with Beijing.

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'Avengers,' But Make It Without Women, Or Men Hugging, Or Levity In General

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:58am

A fan edit of smash hit Avengers: Endgame circulating online has cut out anything deemed feminist or homosexual. Such "defeminized edits" are now standard in some corners of fandom.

(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

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Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:28am

Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.

(Image credit: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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Trump Administration Insists Iran Is Responsible For Tanker Attacks

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:18am

NPR's Noel King talks to retired Gen. Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, about how the Pentagon is responding to last week's oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

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Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 7:17am

Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in early days.

(Image credit: Chris Joyce/NPR)

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World War II Veteran Graduates From High School At Age 94

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:59am

William Wagner couldn't go to his high school graduation ceremony because he went to fight in the war. Over the weekend, his son arranged for him to walk the stage at Tilden High School in Chicago.

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