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4:10am

Tue July 15, 2014
Around the Nation

Vegas Authorities Bust Up World Cup Betting Ring

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 4:53 am

The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.

4:10am

Tue July 15, 2014
Around the Nation

Colorful Politician Buddy Cianci Wants To Be Providence Mayor...Again

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 3:35 pm

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci speaks with reporters moments after announcing he will again run for mayor. Cianci, who made the announcement June 24 on WPRO-AM, was mayor for 21 years - longer than anyone else.
Steven Senne AP

Buddy Cianci, the man known as Rhode Island's "Rascal King," is attempting another political comeback.

The 73-year-old Cianci served over two decades as mayor of Providence – though his time in office was split up by a felony conviction for assault, another for corruption, and time in federal prison.

Now he wants the people of Providence to elect him as mayor once again.

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4:09am

Tue July 15, 2014
Around the Nation

Giant Snails Stopped From Entery The U.S. At LAX

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 4:53 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. U.S. Custom inspectors at LA's international airport are trained to watch for anything fishy. But slimy? This month inspectors discovered dozens of live giant African snails. Each weighs about 2 pounds and measures nearly six inches. Packed in picnic baskets, the snails arrived from Nigeria where they're considered a delicacy. Here in California, though, they're considered an invasion - able to eat paint and 500 types of plants. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:20am

Tue July 15, 2014
Middle East

Hamas Has Yet To Agree To Cease-Fire Proposal

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 4:53 am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ehab El-Ghussain, deputy information minister for the Palestinian government.

2:43am

Tue July 15, 2014
Environment

Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 9:45 am

UC Santa Barbara's Jay Lunden and Andrew Brinkman, a summer intern for NOAA, prepare to deploy an instrument that measures temperature and salinity throughout the water column, and collects water samples.
Umihiko Hoshijima UCSB

The world's oceans are changing — chemically changing. As people put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the oceans absorb more of it, and that's making the water more acidic.

The effects are subtle in most places, but scientists say that if this continues, it could be a disaster for marine life.

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