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Many Theories But Few Facts On Why Malaysia Plane Went Down

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

It's been one month since Malaysian Air flight 370 vanished with 239 people aboard. Even after combing thousands of miles of ocean for wreckage, the jetliner's disappearance remains largely a mystery. We review the few facts we have in the case, and what they tell us about what might have happened.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Breaking Up Corcoran Gallery Takes More Time Than Expected

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college in Washington, D.C., will be taken over by a university and another gallery. The Corcoran is cherished by many but has had years of financial trouble.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Lift Workers Out Of Poverty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, about the Earned Income Tax Credit. It's one of the government's anti-poverty programs.

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Fewer Complaints Help To Boost Airline Quality Ratings

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The nation's airlines are running late more often and losing more suitcases. But passengers are complaining less, that's boosted airline quality ratings to their highest level ever.

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Dark History Of Rwanda's Genocide Makes It Hard To Move On

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Twenty years ago, nearly a million members of the Tutsi minority were slaughtered by extremist members from the Hutu majority. Steve Inskeep talks to Rwanda's Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.

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Washington Mudslide Creates Environmental Hazards

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Ecology have moved in to monitor water pollution and hazardous materials. Residents living in the area have expressed concerns.

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San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.

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Next Chapter Unfolds In San Francisco Political Scandal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:44am

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments delayed.

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Feathers Fly During International Pillow Fight Day

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:43am

In New York City, people dressed as superheroes battled villains. Feathers flew in London, Paris, Bucharest and Berlin. In Vienna, one woman described being hit kind of hard in the face.

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Bench-Clearing Brawl Involves Police And Firefighters

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:38am

It wouldn't be a hockey game without a brawl — even if it's a charity match. Video shows police and firefighters throwing punches at each other. The team of cops beat the firefighters 8-5.

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'Morning Edition' Listeners Wax Poetic

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:14am

To kick off Poetry Month, we are crowdsourcing prose poems from our Facebook fans about their favorite neighborhood blocks, from Brussels to Tuscaloosa to the Bronx.

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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Mickey Rooney began his career as a toddler and starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. He appeared last month at an Oscar party.

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Afghanistan Is One Step Closer To Karzai's Successor

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers — despite threats of violence from the Taliban. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president.

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Openly-Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Massachusetts Republicans have lost the last 92 U.S. House races in a row. It's an astounding number and the worst GOP losing-streak in the country. But, Republicans think they've found their savior in the form of Richard Tisei — an openly gay, pro-choice Republican. Experts say he's the best bet the party has to end its Massachusetts drought.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

David Greene has business news.

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India's Election: Six Weeks Long, 814 Million Potential Voters

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

The election is a remarkable exercise in logistics with ballots that will be delivered by elephants, camels, boats, planes and trains. The vote could also end the 10-year rule of the Congress Party.

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