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Police In Peru Treat Lost Penguin To Dinner

A penguin which apparently fell off of a truck led police on a wild, waddling chase. After finally apprehending the penguin, police took it to the station and prepared a meal of fish.

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Police Chief Delivers His Own Baby

Joey Staufer, of Eagle, Colo., was driving his wife to the hospital but the baby wouldn't wait. He stopped at a highway off-ramp, and the chief delivered his daughter with directions from 911.

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Hungary Erects Razor-Wire Fence To Slow Refugee Flow Into European Union

With a surge of migrants pouring into Hungary, the government is taking a hard line against migration — adding a fence along its border with Serbia. David Greene talks to Marton Dunai of Reuters.

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Beijing Government Spurred Ordinary Investors To Make Risky Margin Bets

China's main stock market looks like any other but there are important differences. Chinese investors have seen dramatic losses this year. Many got in the market because the government encouraged it.

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Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner acknowledges his state is dealing with a serious heroin addiction crisis, but he is stripping a key provision from a measure aimed at tackling the problem.

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Americans Looking For Affordable Degrees Head To Germany

More Americans are studying for graduate degrees in Germany, where many programs are taught in English and tuition is usually free. (This piece first aired on June 28, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).

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Survivor Of 'Bloody Sunday,' Amelia Boynton Robinson, Dies At 104

In 50 years, Amelia Boynton Robinson went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside President Obama.

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Bordelons: The Deaths Since Katrina Were Worse Than The Hurricane

Colleen Bordelon's family was the first to return to their block in Saint Bernard Parish, outside New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, all the men in the immediate family have died.

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China's Economic Slowdown Further Hurts Depressed Commodity Prices

Turmoil in global stock markets have grabbed headlines, in large part due to China's shaky economy. For months, commodities worldwide have also been plunging, and much of that can be linked to China.

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Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

One of this fall's most anticipated books is about a transgender fourth-grader. Publisher Scholastic is employing some of the same marketing techniques it used for megahits like The Hunger Games.

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Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.

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The Girl Who Outlived Her Creator: Salander Returns In 'Spider's Web'

The fourth book in Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series comes out internationally today — but Larsson died in 2004, so his father and brother hired a new writer to continue the series.

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Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.

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