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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:48:00 -0400 
    The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.


Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:58:00 -0400 
    A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.


GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:21:00 -0400 
    An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.


A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400 
    The city's been shutting off water to thousands of customers who aren't paying their bills. Some argue it's a violation of a basic human need; others say nonpayers are effectively stealing water.


Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:57:00 -0400 
    The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.


NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:57:00 -0400 
    The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.


Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:00 -0400 
    Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.


Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:14:00 -0400 
    States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.


President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:00 -0400 
    Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.


Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:00 -0400 
    A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.


Addressing The State Of The Union's Job Market 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:00 -0400 
    On the occasion of the July jobs report, Ari Shapiro speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the growth in hiring and what that means for the U.S. labor market.


August Comes To The Hill, But House GOP Hasn't Started Recess Quite Yet 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:00 -0400 
    House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.


How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:20:00 -0400 
    If all goes according to plan, patients with Ebola virus will soon enter the United States. How does a hospital care for critically ill patients while protecting other patients, staff and the public?


For Ray Rice, Is A Two-Game Suspension Light Punishment? 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:46:00 -0400 
    Did ESPN's Stephen Smith need to apologize for saying women need to be aware of provocation? The Barbershop guys weigh in.


Is The Current Gridlock In Congress As Bad As It Looks? 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:45:00 -0400 
    For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.
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