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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users’ profiles for experiments.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq’s central government that the oil belongs to them.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Obama said further sanctions against Russia’s defense, banking and energy sectors were “closely coordinated” with action taken by European allies.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Two brothers rented a condo in Palm Springs and began claiming tenants’ rights after 30 days, then threatened to sue the owner for negligence, claiming the tap water damaged their espresso machine.
 

 

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AP
July 29, 2014 | NPR · The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald’s shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it’s created 2,500 jobs.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.
 

Arts & Life

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
 

ABC
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Monday night’s Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it’s about sex.
 

July 29, 2014 | NPR · Robert Timberg, who was disfigured by a land mine as a Marine in Vietnam, went on to become a successful journalist. His new memoir Blue Eyed Boy charts his struggle to recover from his wounds.
 

Music

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · “Cowboy” Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs Considered, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborate with fellow Seattle band Fences, plus new music from Frazey Ford, Spider Bags, Zola Jesus, GOAT and more.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The roots reggae singer has played to thousands and appeared on Jimmy Fallon, but he says he is only willing to go a certain distance to please the mainstream.
 

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