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Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic
In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.
Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline
Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.
Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee
One of the most conservative members of Congress faces a tough challenge in Tennessee's Republican primary Aug. 7. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.
It's Time For Comic-Con!
The annual pop culture convention underway in San Diego is not just for comic books — it brings the biggest stars from film, television and books together with their fans to talk about upcoming, and vintage, work.
What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?
Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.
Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site
International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.
Kerry Awaits Response From Israel, Hamas On Proposed Cease-Fire
The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have today's last word in business.
All Of The Major U.S. Airlines Report Strong 2nd-Quarter Earnings
For the first time in years, all of the major U.S. airlines are doing well. American Airlines Group said its second-quarter profits were the highest in the company's history. American only recently exited bankruptcy protection, so the results represent an impressive turnaround.
Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.