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In the neighborhood considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting to keep the fast-food giant out. (This piece originally aired on July 18, 2015 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)
A small number of family-run conglomerates dominate South Korea's economy. The biggest started as a village store in 1938. It's controlled by the same family, and is now a household name: Samsung.
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of an accident involving a commercial spaceship last year. The board says safety problems ran deep at the company which built the rocket.
Mary Kay beauty consultants have been gathering in Dallas. Seminar enrollment is too huge for a single event, so five waves of sales reps — 27,000 in all — are sweeping through the convention center.
A very large cat has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee's central city and it has residents on edge. A number of witnesses claim it is a mountain lion. No one has reported their "pet" missing.
They're finalizing plans for a so-called Islamic-State-free zone inside Syria along the Turkish border. Steve Inskeep talks about the plan with Robert Ford, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria.