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5:48 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Are Penn State Penalties Too Tough?

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 9:30 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

We're going to hear next of the Penn State scandal as it looks from State College, Pennsylvania. The university says it accepts the penalties imposed yesterday by the NCAA. College sports' governing body responded to what it called a tragic failure to expose child sexual abuse by a former assistant football coach.

But some in State College say the penalties are too much, as NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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Europe
5:48 am
Tue July 24, 2012

London Olympics: A Cabbie's View

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 9:30 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Three days remain before the Olympic Games. They're billed as the world's greatest sporting event. They're in London. So why aren't the British happy? The British have been grumbling so much about the games that the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has told them all to stop whining and, in his words, put a sock in it. Yet still the protests and complaints continue. Let's take a ride across London with NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Business
5:48 am
Tue July 24, 2012

At Silicon Valley Boot Camp, Perfecting The Pitch

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 1:32 pm

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And let's go next to Silicon Valley, California, with a program called NewME, or New Media Entrepreneurship. It's a boot camp to encourage women and African-Americans - two groups that are dramatically underrepresented among technology entrepreneurs. We've been hearing about it this week. Seven participants from across the country are sharing a house in San Francisco. They're getting coached on their business plans, and as Amy Standen of member station KQED reports, they're attempting to perfect the art of the pitch.

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Business
5:48 am
Tue July 24, 2012

'Dark Knight Rises' Tops Weekend Box Office

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 9:30 am

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NPR's business news starts with a box office high.

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INSKEEP: The new Batman movie "Dark Knight Rises" set a box office record over the past weekend. There were questions, of course, about how much money it would bring in after Friday's shooting in Colorado in a theater where the movie was showing.

NPR's Mandalit del Barco has more.

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Business
5:48 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Peet's Coffee Sold For Narly $1 Billion

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 9:30 am

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And today's last word in business is for Peet's sake.

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INSKEEP: And that's the sound of a coffee grinder.

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INSKEEP: Really cranking up, there. We have to go along way to get that sound. Actually, it's the sound of a coffee grinder inside NPR. It's a very welcomed sound at MORNING EDITION.

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