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Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Join us to follow A Prairie Home Companion's live 40th anniversary show. (07/05/2014)
The homicides are the 15th and 16th committed in the city so far this year. In north Minneapolis, reports of shootings are up nearly 50 percent over this same period last year. (07/05/2014)
It began as a tool for human communication, but now, over 60 percent of the traffic on the Web is automated applications called bots talking to other bots, according to one study. And experts say about half of those bots are bad. (07/05/2014)
Sure, anyone can play the triangle -- but can you play it well?
This year, the Tour will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I. Several stages will roll through the farmland of northern France, former battlefields where the land is still pockmarked by the trenches that once lined the Western Front.
The number of oil tank cars pulled by the country's largest railroads has increased more than 14 times in just the past four years. New practices have been implemented to prevent crashes, but one key improvement is still missing.
Czech Petra Kvitova beat Eugenia Bouchard in a lopsided victory to win a Grand Slam in the women's singles final at Wimbledon, besting her opponent 6-3 6-0.
A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels.
Coolhaus ice cream shop in Culver City, Calif. recently came out with a cookbook, so NPR's Renee Montagne visited the shop to learn how some of these loopy flavors can be used as building blocks in crafting the ultimate ice cream sandwich.
Researchers found that, in general, people who use social media are 32 percent more likely to think about leaving their spouse. Facebook in particular is "a positive, significant predictor of divorce rate and spousal troubles," it notes.

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