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11:27am

Wed July 9, 2014
The Two-Way

Germany Widens Spy Investigation Reportedly Involving U.S.

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 2:00 pm

Germany is reportedly investigating a second spy case involving the U.S., just days after the arrest of a man who news reports say passed intelligence to the United States.

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11:23am

Wed July 9, 2014
Shots - Health News

What Gets You Stressed? Tell Our Expert Panel

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 12:36 pm

Leif Parsons for NPR

Editor's note: The webcast is over. We'll update this post with an archived video of the event when it becomes available.

For many Americans, stress is a constant and frequently overwhelming fact of daily life.

What are the biggest sources of stress? How does stress affect us? And what do we do in response?

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11:04am

Wed July 9, 2014
The Two-Way

Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup?

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 12:55 pm

In a new video, people casually bump into one another in cafes and groceries, sparking histrionics like those seen in the World Cup.
YouTube

The flailing about, the protests, the sheer agony — what if everyone behaved like international soccer stars who can evidently be slammed to the ground by a fingertip?

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10:59am

Wed July 9, 2014
It's All Politics

Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 11:58 am

Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.
Tony Dejak AP

The next Republican nominated for president will take the stage and wave to the crowd in ... wait for it ... Cleveland, Ohio.

That may shock you for any number of reasons, not least being that hardly anyone remembers the last time Cleveland hosted a national convention.

In fact, it was 1936, when the GOP went there to nominate a guy named Alf Landon, who carried exactly two states in November. It was the worst showing by a Republican nominee in U.S. history, which may have something to do with Cleveland's long wait for another try.

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10:43am

Wed July 9, 2014
The Two-Way

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 3:29 pm

Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs. Now he's asking Russia to extend the one-year term of asylum the country granted the former NSA contract worker last summer.

Snowden's asylum, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month. His lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, says they've filed papers for an extension.

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