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1:39 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Last-Minute Bargain Struck On Colorado Oil And Gas Control

Congressman Jared Polis and Governor John Hickenlooper announce a deal on oil and gas to avoid a costly fight at the ballot box.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 6:59 am

In a news conference Monday Governor John Hickenlooper, alongside Democratic Congressman Jared Polis and other supporters, announced a deal on local control for oil and gas, heading off a showdown on the November ballot.

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NPR Story
1:27 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Book Gives Fly-On-The-Wall Access To Nixon Presidency

Republican president of the United States Richard Nixon thumbing up after announcing his resignation from the presidency after the Watergate scandal on August 9, 1974. (AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 2:37 pm

Forty years ago this week, Richard Nixon resigned from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal. Now, a new book gives insight into Richard Nixon, pre-Watergate.

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NPR Story
1:27 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Peter O'Dowd's Cross-Country Road Trip

A shot of Gallup, N.M., where Peter O'Dowd stopped off on his cross-country trip. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 10:03 am

On July 19, Peter O’Dowd left his job as news director of KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona, packed up his things into a two-door Honda Accord and embarked on a six-day journey across the U.S. to start his job as assistant managing editor of Here & Now.

He joins hosts Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young to discuss some of the people he met along the way, during the 3,000-mile trip.

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The Two-Way
1:19 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 6:50 am

Welfare recipients in Tennessee now have to declare any prior drug history when they apply for public assistance.

The vast majority of applicants said they were not drug users, but those who skipped the question were denied assistance, Bobby Allyn of member station WPLN reports for our Newscast unit.

Supporters of the requirement say it's not intended to penalize drug users — they can get help in other ways — but is meant to keep public funds from being spent on illegal drugs. Its opponents say it unfairly penalizes some of society's most vulnerable people.

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NPR Story
12:59 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

United States And Africa Deepen Business Ties

A sign advertising the US-Africa Leaders Summit hangs from a light pole outside the US State Department in Washington, DC, July 31, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 3:10 pm

Today is the first day of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a three-day event organized by the White House with the theme “Investing in the Next Generation.”

It has drawn leaders from nearly 50 African countries, as well as the executives of several large U.S. companies, interested in pursuing business opportunities in Africa.

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