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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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  • Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop
    In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.
  • Hobby Lobby Ruling Prompts Gay Rights Groups To Reject Prized Bill
    After two decades of lobbying for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has decided to withdraw its support for the bill. In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the group fears that the ENDA's broad religious exemption would allow companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Melissa Block speaks with the group's executive director, Rae Carey, about the move.
  • In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy
    U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.
  • In Dispute With Hachette, Amazon Aims New Volley At Authors
    Amazon fired the latest salvo in its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette over e-book rates, suggesting authors get all of the revenue from e-book sales. Hachette was measured in its response.
  • The Ballad Of The 13-Year-Old North Korean Capitalist
    In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of North Korea tried to stop her support of capitalism.
  • On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood
    Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.
  • Against The Dire Headlines, A Few Words In Defense Of Fraternities
    Fraternities have received plenty of negative press recently, both for hazing incidents gone wrong and for sexual assault at campus parties. Several young men across the U.S. explain why they joined.
  • Humpty's 2nd Fall Calls For An Artist, Not An Army
    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Ore., only one man is needed to put him back together again: theme park owner and sculptor of Humpty himself, artist Roger Tofte.
  • On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears
    The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.
  • The Rockets From Hamas, And The Iron Dome That Could Use Patching
    For more on the rockets now used by Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Siegel speaks with Ted Postol, a professor of science, technology and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Postol also comments on Israel's pursuit of an upgraded defense system.

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