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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses - Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to concealing money he received for switching sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:34:00 -0400

ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants - Under the deal, immigrants who are in the country illegally must be informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The ACLU was representing nine Mexicans and three organizations.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:06:00 -0400

Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food' - Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:34:00 -0400

In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures' - The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:00 -0400

Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only - The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:10:00 -0400

Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge - The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:43:00 -0400

Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter - American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:41:00 -0400

As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon - The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:53 -0400

Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign - The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:53 -0400

When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That - The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:00 -0400

Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes - Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:00 -0400

Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast - High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:00 -0400

The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS - Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:00 -0400

In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers - General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:00 -0400

There's A Big Leak In America's Water Tower - Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:53:00 -0400

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