1:29pm

Mon July 29, 2013
The Two-Way

FBI: Operation Rescues 105 Sexually Exploited Children

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 2:13 pm

A screenshot from video of an FBI sting.
FBI

During a 72-hour operation that spanned 76 cities in the United States, the FBI says, agents rescued 105 sexually exploited children and apprehended 150 alleged pimps.

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1:20pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Television

This Summer, Vintage TV Shows Thrive On DVD

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 2:27 pm

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is the first in a straight line of teen comedies from the teen point of view. It starred Dwayne Hickman (right) as Dobie and Bob Denver as his best friend, Maynard.
Courtesy of Shout! Factory

So much TV, so little time. Even during the summer — when broadcast TV slows down and leaves mostly cable and satellite TV series, and now Netflix, to watch and review — the TV shows on DVD keep coming. And summertime is the perfect time to dive into some of them.

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1:07pm

Mon July 29, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Beats Panama, 1-0, To Win Gold Cup Title

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 1:41 pm

Members of the U.S. national team, including Michael Parkhurst (#15) and Landon Donovan (#10) celebrate with Brek Shea, right after Shea scored the game-winning goal against Panama in Sunday's CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

For more than an hour Sunday, the U.S. men's soccer team was stymied by Panama's efficient defense and their own tight play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. But less than one minute after substitute Brek Shea entered the game, he tapped the match's lone goal into the net and sealed the championship.

The 1-0 victory at Chicago's Soldier Field extended the Americans' winning streak to a record 11 games and opened the door to a possible U.S. appearance in the elite Confederations Cup in 2017. An announced crowd of nearly 58,000 attended the title match.

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12:35pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

What It's Like To Drop 150,000 Feet Straight Down

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 1:55 pm

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If I say "meet me 28 miles from here," that doesn't seem very far, right? You could take a taxi, a bus; if pushed you might even make it on a bike.

But what if the 28 miles is not on a road or a highway, but straight up, 150,000 feet — that's high. So high, we're out of the life zone. Up in the silence.

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12:18pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Law

Alberto Gonzales: Voting Rights Laws 'Have to Be Reasonable'

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:40 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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12:18pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Law

Fight Over Voting Rights Reignites

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:40 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Just ahead, the weekly protests in North Carolina known as Moral Mondays may be coming to an end. We'll speak with the main organizer, Reverend William Barber, about where the movement goes from here.

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12:18pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Books

'Coming Clean' About Growing Up In A Hoarding Household

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 2:29 pm

Lynn Buckley Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kimberly Rae Miller grew up among piles of junk. Doors wouldn't close, stacks of paper turned to sludge, and the pool was filled with brown muck. Her father was an extreme hoarder, a condition that threatened her safety and even her life.

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12:18pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Politics

'Moral Monday' Movement Ends In North Carolina

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:40 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

As you heard, North Carolina's legislature has passed some tighter voting restrictions. But that's just one of the issues that's been driving Moral Mondays. Moral Mondays is a series of demonstrations by religious and progressive activists taking place at North Carolina's state capital.

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12:17pm

Mon July 29, 2013
The Salt

Farm To Fido: Dog Food Goes Local

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 9:53 am

Producers of farm-to-dog-bowl food say the concept is more about locavorism and sustainability than about pampering pooches.
Heather Rousseau NPR

The email read: "We signed a contract for farm-to-bowl dog food product development today, I kid you not :)"

The note was from a friend, Wendy Stuart, who consults on food access and sustainability issues. Even so, our first reaction was: Really?

It's easy to dismiss the concept as the culinary equivalent of a diamond dog collar or a Versace pet bowl.

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11:47am

Mon July 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Hawaii Starts Feeling Effects Of Tropical Storm Flossie

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 1:19 pm

Tropical Storm Flossie approaches Hawaii.
National Weather Service

Almost all the Hawaiian islands are under a tropical storm warning.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser says the city of Hilo is already seeing rain and wind, as a weakened Tropical Storm Flossie moves closer. The storm is expected to hit the Big Island later this morning.

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