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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.

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Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer From Desired Goal

Simon Dominguez jumped in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge — attempting to be the first person to swim 28 miles to the Farallon Islands. He was very close and then a shark fin appeared.

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People Who Text While Walking Develop Protective Shuffle

A study finds text-walkers go 25 percent slower than the flow and high step over curbs. Researchers call it "adopting a protective gait pattern."

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Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise — raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.

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Here's How To Identify Sounds You Hear In Nature

Morning Edition seeks the sounds of animals from listeners' backyards for a new series about decoding nature. Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will help identify animals in the recordings.

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Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings

People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. What happened next?

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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our Planet Money team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worried.

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IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

With the selection over the Kazakh city Almaty, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.

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Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Israel is among the critics of the Iran nuclear agreement. Steve Inskeep talks to Efraim Halevy, ex-head of Israel's national intelligence agency, who sees the deal as a step in the right direction.

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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.

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Despite Record Heat, Californians Used Less Water In June

Water use in California dropped by 27 percent in urban areas during June. These new numbers show that mandatory conservation targets imposed because of the severe drought are affecting water use.

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'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail Ordered Closed By Md. Governor

The Baltimore City Detention Center houses 750 prisoners. It was built before the Civil War, and according to criminal justice activists, it is prone to floods, power failures, mold and vermin.

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," one activist said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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