7:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
Business

All Of The Major U.S. Airlines Report Strong 2nd-Quarter Earnings

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7:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
Business

PETA Offers To Pay Detroit Residents' Water Bills If They Go Vegan

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

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7:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
Planet Money

Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 1:32 pm

The cover of Michael Bunker's self published book Pennsylvania Omnibus.
Michael Bunker

Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.

"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a sociologist at Queens College who is studying the industry, "the self-published authors walk into the room, and they say, oh, well, 'I made a quarter million dollars last year, or $100,000, or made $10,000.' And it is still more than what some of these authors are making with their very prestigious contracts."

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7:09am

Fri July 25, 2014
Sports

At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 3:52 pm

A Washington Redskins helmet lies on the turf at the football team's training facility in Richmond, Va.
AP

Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after trademark registrations for its name were revoked.

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6:56am

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

France Dispatches Military Unit To Site Of Air Algerie Wreck

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 2:24 pm

French President François Hollande speaks to the press at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday.
Kenzo Tribouillard AFP/Getty Images

A day after an Air Algerie jet crashed in Mali killing all 118 people aboard, France is dispatching a military unit to the site.

ABC News reports that on Friday morning French President François Hollande said one of the flight data recorders had been recovered. ABC adds:

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6:53am

Fri July 25, 2014
Business

Amazon Reports $126 Million Quarterly Loss

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:11 am

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5:02am

Fri July 25, 2014
StoryCorps

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:52 am

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention."
StoryCorps
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5:02am

Fri July 25, 2014
Sports

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:14 am

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is introduced before Game One of the World Series in 2011. La Russa will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Paul Sancya AP

Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals is legendary. La Russa, who on Sunday will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, won a total of 2,728 games — more than any Major League Baseball manager in the past 60 years.

And when he hung up his jersey for good after the Cardinals made a historic late-season run in 2011, La Russa became the first manager to retire immediately after winning a world championship.

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5:56pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Politics

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:22 pm

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by The New York Times. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution.

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5:52pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Politics

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:22 am

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, speaking before the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke last month, has unveiled a new plan aimed at tackling poverty in America.
Steve Helber AP

For much of this year, Republicans have talked about finding new ways to get Americans out of poverty but have offered few specifics — until now.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled his plan Thursday to fight poverty, which he says will help fix safety-net programs that he calls fragmented and ineffective.

Here are the highlights of Ryan's plan:

  • Allow states to experiment with federal aid, by merging things like food stamps, child care and welfare into what he calls an "Opportunity Grant."
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