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How To Mark 10 Years Of Co-Hosting 'Morning Edition'? Take A Break!
Renee Montagne says so long for now. This is the 10th year that she and Steve Inskeep have hosted the show together, and she says she's celebrating by taking a very long (three-month) vacation.
Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?
It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.
Pa. Man's Parting Message: 'Please Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'
Kevin McGroarty left behind his own obituary when he died last week at age 53, after — as he put it — "battling a long fight with mediocracy."
Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase
Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.
Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises
Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.
Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma
Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.
Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns
The Department of Justice is speeding up court hearings for immigrant kids who have come to the U.S. in record numbers. Lawyers and immigration judges say the move undermines due process and will lead to further delays in already clogged courts. The ACLU earlier filed a suit over lack of representation.
As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill
The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.
Economists Expect Strong July Jobs Report
The government releases the July unemployment report Friday. The June report was surprisingly strong, and economists will be watching to see if employers kept the hiring spree going.
Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile
Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.