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Fri August 2, 2013
The Two-Way

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 4:28 pm

The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday, warning of potential terrorist attacks.
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The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert because of an al-Qaida threat that is particularly significant in the Middle East and North Africa.

"Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August," State said in a statement. "This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013."

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9:24am

Fri August 2, 2013
Barbershop

Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

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9:24am

Fri August 2, 2013
National Security

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Or Traitor?

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9:24am

Fri August 2, 2013
Faith Matters

Pope Francis' Comments: 'A Bridge, Not A Barrier'?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, the barbershop guys are in to talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. But first, it's time for "Faith Matters." That's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith and spirituality. Today, we want to take a look back at Pope Francis' history making trip to Brazil. By now, you've probably heard that His Holiness made headlines with a comment about gays in the priesthood.

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9:24am

Fri August 2, 2013
Economy

Jobs Have Been Added, But Why Are Wages Stubborn?

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 10:32 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later today, we'll hear more about Pope Francis' recent visit to Brazil and we'll hear about why he made headlines around the world. That's in just a few minutes. But first, back here in this country, we want to hear about today's jobs numbers. One-hundred sixty-two thousand jobs were added last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.4 percent. That's even below last month's report of 7.6 percent. The report also shows, though, that wages are going down for many workers.

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