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3:56am

Thu July 25, 2013
Around the Nation

Believe In Fortune Cookie Predictions? After This, You Might

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 5:58 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

OK. Next time you open a fortune cookie, you might want to give the message careful consideration. Last week, after dinner out with his wife, William Johnson cracked open a fortune cookie. The little piece of paper inside told him: You will soon come into a lot of gold. The Southwick, Massachusetts man went out the next day, he bought a lottery ticket. He scratched it off, and the prize wasn't gold, but he could use it to buy a lot. He won a million dollars.

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3:27am

Thu July 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Steam And Groundwater Raise Concern At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 8:01 am

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) workers work on waste water tanks at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture in Japan on June 12, 2013.
Noboru Hashimoto AFP/Getty Images

3:06am

Thu July 25, 2013
NPR Story

Making Sense Of Cleveland's Good And Bad News

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 10:13 am

The new Cleveland Convention Center is hosting its first major event, the National Senior Games.
Thomas Ondrey The Plain Dealer/Landov

As Cleveland embraces national attention for everything from its booming arts and culinary scene to its redevelopment plans, it struggles with recent high-profile crimes. Some residents and tourists are left with news whiplash as they try to figure out what these diverging storylines say about the city.

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3:06am

Thu July 25, 2013
NPR Story

Collecting Taxes Among Detroit's Financial Troubles

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 5:58 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne. Detroit is broke. But a federal judge is holding hearings to determine whether Detroit is broke enough to qualify for bankruptcy protection. The court is examining whether the city has done everything possible to put more money in its coffers. Quinn Klinefelter of member station WDET reports one thing is certain - Detroit is struggling to bring into its coffers tax revenue.

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3:06am

Thu July 25, 2013
NPR Story

Train Derailment Kills Scores In Spain

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 9:08 am

At least 78 people have died and more than 140 others have been injured after a train derailment in Spain. The high-speed train, carrying 218 passengers plus its crew, left the tracks as it went around a curve near the city of Santiago de Compostela. David Greene talks to Lisa Abend, who reports for Time magazine, for the latest.

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