How Healthy Is The U.S. Economy?

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The health of the American economy will be at the heart of the Fed's much-anticipated decision about whether to raise interest rates.

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Islamic State Militants Target More Ancient Ruins In Syria

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Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that ISIS had destroyed three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra, built between the years 44 and 103 CE.

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Nativism And Economic Anxiety Are Fueling Donald Trump. In Other Words: Populism

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Many Americans don't see either political party as offering real solutions. So Trump — with his anger at immigrants, trade, Wall Street, and Washington elites — is filling the void.

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How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

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More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental expectations can have a dark side.

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For 3 Climbers, Summiting Meru Was An 'Irresistible' Challenge

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Meru is a 21,000-foot mountain in northern India. Some of the greatest climbers in the world have tried and failed to reach its peak — a sheer granite wall known as the Shark's Fin.

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China's Economy Slows As Focus Shifts From Manufacturing To Consumer Spending

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Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about his trip to China and his observations about the country's economy.

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Hungarian Police Try To Get Migrants Off Train And To Refugee Camp

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Journalists were not allowed to go near the train and watched from the station platform. The migrants held hand written signs out the windows that read we want to go to Germany.

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Obama To Reassure Saudi King Amid Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

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President Obama hosts Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the White House on Friday. They'll be talking about the Iran nuclear deal.

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Hillary Clinton To Make A Thank You Trip To Puerto Rico

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Hillary Clinton goes to Puerto Rico on Friday to thank voters there for past support in the primaries, and offering her support for more lenient treatment of the island's mounting public debt.

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Is The James Bond Franchise Ready For A Black 007?

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Idris Elba's name has been floated as a possible successor to Daniel Craig. Anthony Horowitz, who writes the current Bond books, apologized for saying Elba is "too street" to play the suave spy.

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Movie Review: 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The machine'

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Oscar winning documentarian Alex Gibney has a new subject. After films on Enron, Scientology and WikiLeaks, he examines the life of Steve Jobs, one of technology's most influential figures.

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Speaker Of Iran's Parliament Suggests Prisoner Swap For Rezaian, Other Americans

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In a new sign that Iran might consider freeing Jason Rezaian, a powerful Iranian politician tells NPR that there are ways to liberate the Washington Post reporter and other prisoners.

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German Tourist Spots Pope Francis In Optician's Shop

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A German tourist went to the Vatican, hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis. The tourist had no luck. Later, the same tourist was walking through Rome and spotted Francis inside an optician's shop.

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In 1975, Colo. Clerk Says Same-Sex Marriage License Generated Hate

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Decades ago in Boulder, Colo., Clela Rorex issued a groundbreaking marriage license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met. This conversation first aired on July 18, 2014 on Morning Edition.

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August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

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The monthly jobs report could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month.

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Obama To Reassure Saudi King Amid Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

President Obama hosts Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the White House on Friday. They'll be talking about the Iran nuclear deal.

How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental...

August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

The monthly jobs report could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month.

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