7:43 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Venezuela 'ends' bid to restore full US ties

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Venezuela says it has "ended" steps towards restoring diplomatic ties with the US, after comments by the woman nominated as the next envoy to the UN.
Venezuela says it has "ended" steps towards restoring diplomatic ties with the US, after comments by the woman nominated as the next envoy to the UN. Samantha Power said this week she would seek to combat what she called the "crackdown on civil society" in countries including Venezuela.
7:43 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Supreme Court won't block sales of 15% ethanol

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Will drivers nationwide be pulling up to gas station pumps that sell E15 now that the Supreme Court has declined to block sales of the fuel that is a gas blend containing 15% ethanol? In a word: No. The reasons why are a bit more complex but have to do with the potential damage to older cars and motorcycles that E15 can do and the industry's opposition to making the switch nationwide to the cheaper and cleaner fuel.
A Lawrence, Kan., fueling station pump displays various grades of fuel, including E15, which contains 5 percent more ethanol than the current 10 percent norm sold at most U.S. gas stations.
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7:42 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Book News: Scrapbooks Of Hemingway's Childhood Made Public

Ernest Hemingway was nearly as famous as a hunter and fisherman as he was a writer.
AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:40 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured By Earthquakes In China

Rescuers clear debris Monday in China's Gansu province, where dozens of people were killed when earthquakes struck the region.
Guo Gang Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 8:50 am

The death toll is climbing after two earthquakes that struck western China early Monday.

More than 70 people are dead and at least 400 others are injured in Gansu province, the BBC says. According to The Associated Press, China's state media say the death toll stands at 75.

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7:34 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Aurora survivors turn anniversary of shooting into their wedding day

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A year ago, Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis had a movie date transform into a nightmare when they were caught in the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. Han heroically took two bullets in his hip and knee while shielding Davis, but soon after the shooting Han realized there were internal wounds no one could protect her from. Davis, once lively and carefree, became fearful and withdrawn. So to reclaim the day that had traumatized them both, when Han proposed to Davis in April, they decided to marry on the one-year anniversary of the shooting and transform the meaning of July 20 in their lives. As Han said, "We want to show other people you can make it a happier day."
A year ago, Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis had a movie date transform into a nightmare when they were caught in the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. Han heroically took two bullets in his hip and knee while shielding Davis, but soon after the shooting Han realized there were internal wounds no one could protect her from.
7:22 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Deforestation in Africa's Congo Basin rainforest slows

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Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests.
Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. Researchers believe this is partly because of a focus on mining and oil rather than commercial agriculture, where swathes of forest are cleared.
7:20 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Pope Francis leaves for Brazil visit

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Pope Francis has left Rome for Brazil for his first foreign trip, which will be taking place amid high security.
Pope Francis is due to fly to Brazil for his first foreign trip, which will be taking place amid high security. The pontiff will be greeted by some two million young people from all over the world at the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro.
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7:09 am
Mon July 22, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, July 22nd-25th, 2-3pm

Monday the 22nd: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND - Made Up Mind....

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7:08 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Morning Edition on Tuesday, July 23: My Name is Nancy The Journals of Nancy Hanks Lincoln

First of all, I must warn that this book is INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES due to adult situations.  The second thing I must stress is that this book is a work of fiction.  But for anyone that has passed through or lives in Rutherford County, NC, it certainly could be true, because it is based on historical fact as well as legends that have been passed on through the generations ever since the late 1700's when the story began.

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7:08 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Search For More Murder Victims Ends In Cleveland Suburb

Police tape outside a garage in East Cleveland, Ohio. A woman's body was found inside. Two other victims were also discovered in the neighborhood.
Kim Palmer Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 7:04 pm

The search for more more bodies ended late Sunday in a Cleveland suburb where the remains of three women were found wrapped in plastic over the weekend.

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