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Americans Divided On Historically Low Interest Rates

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Interest rates have hit record lows this summer, and they're projected to be low for some time. Audie Cornish checks in with people from around the country to find out how it's affecting them. We hear from a county in Kansas that's taken advantage of the moment to re-finance all its debt, saving the county nearly $1 million. We also hear from a small business owner about her efforts to get a new loan to expand her business. We hear from a homeowner who, despite having good credit and stable income, is unable to refinance to a lower rate. And we check in with a personal finance columnist to hear about where you might put your savings while interest rates remain rock bottom.
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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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