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OK. I'm fine with that theme you just heard. It begins this segment every morning. But this morning, how about this?

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL NIGHT LONG")

LIONEL RICHIE: (Singing) All night long, all night, all night long.

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And our last word in Business on this July Fourth - beef.

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JOHN WAYNE: (As Thomas Dunson) Good beef, for hungry people, beef to make them strong, make them grow.

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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Mosquito-Repellent Paper Attracts Readers

Jul 3, 2014

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Ale Ads Rethink Revolutionary War Outcome

Jul 3, 2014

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And our Last Word In Business today is, if they won.

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Imagine an America where trucks are called lorries, garbage cans are bins.

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Sunni militants claimed vast swaths of Iraq last month, thanks largely to the collapse of the Iraqi army.

But three weeks later, the army has been able to win back some territory. The gains come after a call to arms by Shiite religious leaders in the holy city of Najaf, where deep emotion and symbolism are inspiring Shiite volunteers.

Najaf is home to the ancient Valley of Peace cemetery, which seems crowded. Miles of desert stretch under blistering sun, the gilded domes of mausoleums pressed up against the dusty headstones of the ordinary dead.

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Ukraine Wants Its Dolphins Back

Jul 2, 2014

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U.S. Goalkeeper Becomes Social Media Star

Jul 2, 2014

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