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Metallica Scares Off Cougar

Aug 2, 2019

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Sorry to wake you up like this, but a Canadian woman turned to this Metallica song in a time of need. Dee Gallant was walking her dog and realized she was being stalked.

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Small Plane Lands On Washington Street

Aug 2, 2019

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In the city of Pittsburgh, over a thousand people waited in line - some overnight - for the opportunity to see a dentist at a free dental clinic. Millions of Americans lack access to dental care. Katie Blackley with member station WESA reports.

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Walking onto last night's debate stage in Detroit, Joe Biden made the kind of remark you might hear in a boxing movie. He was shaking hands with Senator Kamala Harris, the rough equivalent of touching boxing gloves, and Biden said this.

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister

Aug 1, 2019

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This morning, President Trump doubled down on his recent incendiary tweets about Baltimore City and about Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings who chairs the House Oversight Committee. The president spoke a short while ago as he was leaving the White House.

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Federal authorities charged a Seattle area tech worker with hacking Capital One, accessing millions of people's personal information. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

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Democratic presidential primary voters face at least two big questions. One is who they think can win in 2020. Another is what each candidate would do if elected.

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How much of a difference could new gun laws really make? Democratic presidential candidates who debate this week have embraced them.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep with a moment from the Gilroy Garlic Festival over the weekend. People were attending this summer food event in California, and Christian Swain of the band TinMan was onstage performing.

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