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Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Pope's Comment On His Openness To Gays 'Remarkable'
    Melissa Block speaks with John Allen, senior correspondent at National Catholic Reporter, about Pope Francis' comments regarding gay clergy.
  • Gay Marriage Activists Turn Focus On States That Ban It
    A federal judge ruled last week that Ohio, which bans gay marriage, must recognize the marriage of two men wed this month in Maryland. The ruling is seen as likely to unleash more lawsuits challenging states that don't allow same-sex unions to recognize marriages legalized in other states.
  • Ad Agency Merger Reflects New Realities Of Online Advertising
    Once the merger of advertising giants Publicis and Omnicom goes through, the combined company will be the largest advertising firm in the world.
  • Statue Brings Friction Over WWII Comfort Women To California
    A sculpture memorializing the East Asian women forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II is causing a stir in Glendale, Calif. An identical statue in Seoul has become a focal point of tension among former "comfort women" and some Japanese who say the women's stories are untrue.
  • Vacation Horror Stories: Missed Connections
    As part of our series Vacation Horror Stories, listener Linda Caamano shares her misadventures with her family on a European vacation. One missed connection led to another, which resulted in other horrors.
  • Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise
    The industry estimates that the U.S. will need to add 2,000 miles of pipeline per year, and that's just natural gas. Oil will need its own infrastructure. That means there will be a lot of pipeline going through a lot of private land — along with sometimes long, drawn-out legal fights with landowners.
  • Pa. Landowners Feel Cheated By Royalty Payments From Fracking
    All over Pennsylvania, people have been signing natural gas leases, knowing that they are legally entitled to a certain cut of money from the driller. State law sets the minimum royalty payment at 12.5 percent. But in Bradford County, some landowners think they're being swindled.
  • Egyptian Crisis Slows Flow Through Gaza's Smuggling Tunnels
    Over the past six weeks, Egypt's military has cracked down on the smuggling tunnels that bring many goods into Gaza. One official estimates that Gaza's GDP has lost $230 million and thousands of jobs over the past six weeks. Israel tightly controls construction materials going into Gaza.
  • Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree To Staff New Facilities
    Amazon is about to go on a hiring spree. The online retailer plans to hire 5,000 workers to staff new warehouses it is building in order to reduce delivery times.
  • Diverse Coalition Fights FCC Plan To Sell Wireless Airwaves
    If all goes according to plan, sometime next year the Federal Communications Commission will auction off a chunk of the airwaves to wireless carriers. It promises to provide greatly improved service for smartphones and other wireless devices, as well as raise billions of dollars for the federal government. The auction could also create serious problems for businesses which depend on wireless microphones and intercoms, like professional football, mega-churches and Broadway.

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