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10:32am

Tue July 28, 2015
All Tech Considered

Twitter Takes Down Unoriginal Jokes, But All Of Yours Are Probably Safe

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 3:06 pm

Twitter has started taking down jokes for copyright infringement. The removals were first spotted by @PlagiarismBad, which traced the takedown notices to Olga Lexell, a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

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8:03am

Tue July 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:03 pm

A Chinese worker is seen at a construction site in Beijing. Economic changes in China and in other places have reduced demand and prices for commodities like the metal in the building's structure.
AP

A mega-economic story is playing out globally. It involves U.S. interest rates, the Chinese stock market and jobs in Minnesota, Arizona and North Dakota.

And your wallet, too.

No kidding. It's all related. To see how, let your mind wander back.

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6:28am

Tue July 28, 2015
Business

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 7:41 am

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6:22am

Tue July 28, 2015
Asia

China's Stock Market Unnerves Investors With Another Nosedive

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:07 pm

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6:17am

Tue July 28, 2015
Planet Money

Automakers Still Trying To Get Infotainment Systems Right

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:56 pm

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You know, Steve, sometimes we help each other out in here and have a back-and-forth about how to pronounce something.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Yeah, like is it David Greene or David Grenee (ph), for example?

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5:13am

Tue July 28, 2015
NPR Ed

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 2:37 pm

Eliot Elementary in St. Louis, Mo., closed 10 years ago. The building remains empty.
Tim Lloyd/ St. Louis Public Radio

Virginia Savage lives in a part of north St. Louis, Mo., that's filled with vacant buildings, including Marshall Elementary. It has been closed for years now, and vines crawl into the building's smashed-out windows. The playground is littered with empty liquor bottles.

Savage went to school at Marshall as a young girl, and now she sees bigger problems beyond all those blemishes: "Drug dealers, drug users, eyesore. That's what I see."

In St. Louis, the student enrollment is one-fourth the size it was in the 1960s. That drop has led the district to close 30 or so schools.

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3:33am

Tue July 28, 2015
Business

Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 8:59 am

Greg Gianforte is distributing a brochure urging workers to "come home to Montana" and telework from there.
Marianne Wiest BetterMontanaJobs.com

Most local economic development schemes focus on creating jobs. Many offer incentives to startup companies, or try to lure existing companies to relocate.

But a campaign in Montana is turning that on its head. It's not trying to recruit companies but rather employees to come to the sparsely populated state and telecommute.

David Blackburn works for a financial services firm in Jersey City, N.J. He and his wife both have six-figure incomes, but real estate in the New York City area is so expensive that they have to live kind of far from their jobs.

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7:24pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

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The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports that the resolution allows each scout unit to decide for itself whether to accept gay adult leaders.

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7:24pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Health

Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

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7:24pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Business

Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls

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