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10:34 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Boy Who Lost Stuffed Tiger At Airport Finds Tiger Stayed Very Busy

Hobbes the tiger surveys the scene at Tampa International Airport, where he was briefly stranded.
Tampa International Airport

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 11:42 am

If a boy named Owen suspects his stuffed tiger named Hobbes has a secret life, the staff of Tampa International Airport won't disagree. Owen recently lost Hobbes at the airport – and when he reclaimed the tiger, he also received photos of Hobbes touring the facility.

Owen, 6, had flown from Florida to Texas – and his mother, Amanda Lake, says that for much of the trip, Owen was preoccupied with whether his tiger was OK.

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Shots - Health News
10:31 am
Wed June 17, 2015

When It Comes To SPFs And Sunscreens, We're Still In The Dark

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Do you know what broad spectrum means? What about SPF? No need to be ashamed if you can't answer those questions, because you're not alone.

In a survey of 114 people, a mere 7 percent knew that "broad spectrum" on a sunblock label means it defends against early aging.

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Book Reviews
9:15 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Too Much 'Word,' Not Enough 'Nerd' In This Scrabble Story

Courtesy of Liveright Publishing Corporation

Here's one way to attract readers: Spell out your title in Scrabble tiles. It worked for Stefan Fatsis's Word Freak in 2001, though that's not all that worked for that wonderful book, which remains the best about the game of Scrabble and its obsessed competitors.

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Politics
8:32 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Paul Ryan: Trade Deal Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is interviewed for TV in September 2014.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 11:49 am

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.) says approving a massive trade package sought by President Obama will allow the U.S. to "write the rules" of the global economy. Parts of the package are now in limbo in the House.

Ryan spoke with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about the trade deal and about Trade Promotion Authority, also known as fast-track, which would allow the president to negotiate the trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and then have Congress pass it with an up-or-down vote.

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The Two-Way
8:05 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Honor System Exploited On Scottish Island That Had Been Crime-Free

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 9:33 am

The crime rate on the small Hebridean island of Canna, Scotland, skyrocketed overnight this week, when thieves looted a shop that had used the honor system. Locals say it's the first theft on the island in decades.

"The crimes — which included the theft of six woolly hats — are believed to be the first on Canna since a wooden plate was stolen in the 1960s," reports Scotland's STV.

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