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Colorado Lawmakers Don't Want Marijuana Going To People On Welfare

9 hours 41 min ago

Colorado legalized marijuana, but lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prevent people from using welfare debit cards at marijuana dispensaries.

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Don't Cry 1D Fans. But If You do, Madam Tussauds Has Tissues

9 hours 41 min ago

Zayn Malik last week left the boy band One Direction, but you can still see all five members at Madame Tussauds. The wax museum ordered extra tissues and is passing them out to grieving fans.

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China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

9 hours 57 min ago

The Xinhua news agency spoke to a driving instructor who said some mid-level officials are lousy students: "too used to doing things their own way." One official has failed the driving test 10 times.

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Comedy Central Backs New 'Daily Show' Host Despite Insensitive Tweets

11 hours 53 min ago

Comedy Central stands by Trevor Noah, who was named Monday to replace Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show." The 31-year-old comic is being criticized for misogynistic and anti-Semitic jokes tweeted in 2009.

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The Neighborhood Wal-Mart, A Blessing Or A Curse?

11 hours 53 min ago

For the next two days we are going to explore various facets of Wal-Mart. It is America's largest retailer and sets trends for the country's economy and its workforce. If Wal-Mart were a country, it would be the 26th largest economy in the world. The company employs more than 2 million workers — more than the population of Houston.

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Nigeria's New President: From Military Ruler To 'Newborn Democrat'

11 hours 54 min ago

For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.

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A Cautionary Tale About Self-Driving Cars

11 hours 54 min ago

Many believe self-driving cars are the future of transportation. But one self-driving car prototype is displaying a dark side to the promising new technology.

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Understanding The Forces At Play In Yemen

11 hours 54 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Adam Baron about the civil war in Yemen and how it's wrong to define it as a sectarian conflict. Baron, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, recently wrote about Yemen in "Politico." His article is called: "What We Get Wrong in Yemen."

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No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Incease On April 1

11 hours 54 min ago

Federal flood insurance premiums are going up on Wednesday. That means about a million people will see their premiums double. The rate increase is part of an effort to bring down the debt for the program which subsidizes insurance for people living in flood zones.

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College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

11 hours 54 min ago

David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.

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On This April Fools' Day, We Go For A Ride In A Self-Driving Car

11 hours 54 min ago

Many believe self-driving cars are the future of transportation. But one self driving car prototype is displaying a dark side to the promising new technology.

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Former Nigerian Military Ruler Wins Presidential Election

11 hours 54 min ago

Former military ruler Mohammadu Buhari is Nigeria's new president. He unseat Goodluck Jonathan, whose five-year rule was marred by corruption scandals and a deadly Islamist insurgency.

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Iran Nuclear Negotiations Continue Past Deadline

11 hours 54 min ago

The U.S. says enough progress has been made in talks with Iran to warrant an extension of Tuesday's self-imposed deadline. Secretary of State Kerry remains in Switzerland for another day.

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Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's Drought

11 hours 54 min ago

The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack, a major source of water for the rest of the year, is at the lowest level on record.

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The Opposite Of The Dean's List

11 hours 54 min ago

The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.

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Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

12 hours 59 min ago

Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players that the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.

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Engineer-Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

13 hours 20 sec ago

Omar Shekhey left engineering to found a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.

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Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product

13 hours 2 min ago

The product is called Snus — a tiny bag of tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. Its Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars, dip and chewing tobacco.

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Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

13 hours 3 min ago

"There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us," says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.

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Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:36am

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the law after federal regulators approved Palcohol. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says powdered alcohol is a dangerous product and he wants it banned.

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