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'Wrong Enemy': Pakistan Plays A Double Game In Afghanistan

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:02am

Morning Edition's Renee Montagne, who's reporting from Afghanistan, talks to New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan: 2001-2014.

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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:37am

NATO is scaling back cooperation with Russia to punish it for its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. While the rhetoric is tough, Secretary Kerry is keeping the door open for negotiations.

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Finding A More Nuanced View Of Poverty's 'Black Hole'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:16am

Thirty-seven percent of New Yorkers faced severe material hardship last year, but the city's official poverty rate is only 21 percent. Researchers are trying to find a better way to measure poverty.

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Ryan's Budget Proposal Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. With big cuts to social programs and tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy, the plan plays into campaign themes for both sides.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

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

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Concerns Linger For N.C. Residents 2 Months After Coal Ash Spill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

It has been nearly two months since a metal stormwater pipe ruptured near the Dan River in North Carolina. As much as 39,000 tons of potentially toxic carbon byproduct poured into the river. A federal criminal investigation was launched into the relationship between the nation's largest electricity provider Duke Energy and a state environmental agency.

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Business News

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.

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Remnants Of French Colony Discovered In St. Louis

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Archaeologists in St. Louis say they have uncovered the first evidence of a French settlement from 250 yeas ago. The findings will help shed light on how settlers lived in the city back then.

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GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

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Deford: Paying College Athletes Would Level The Playing Field

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:57am

The sports commentator renders his verdict on the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University's football players are employees and have the right to unionize.

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For 'Lent Madness,' Reverend Pits Saints Against Each Other

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:56am

Rev. Tim Schenck created the March Madness-type bracket in the true spirit of the season. People learn about, then vote for their favorite saints to advance to the Golden Halo.

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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:55am

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those with classified intelligence.

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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:55am

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:54am

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

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Small Health Insurance Co-Ops Seeing Early Success

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:53am

Karl Sutton belongs to a farmers co-op in Montana where member-owners share costs and revenue. A health insurance co-op appeals to him, too — but can the model grow beyond its niche market?

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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:05pm

The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.

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Michigan Firefighter Safely Evacuates Snake

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:49am

Residents of Muskegon need to look no further than firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach for all their snake-rescuing needs. He got a 6 foot snake out a burning house when others declined to help the reptile.

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Car Rolls Off Vallet Parking Deck Into Gulf Of Mexico

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:13am

A valet in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., took charge of a $23,000 car. Maybe he forgot to put the car in park. In any case, Channel 2 showed images of the car sinking in a slow and dignified manner.

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Post Arab Spring, Where Do Islamist Parties Stand?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:50am

Steve Inskeep talks with author Shadi Hamid about his new book, Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East.

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