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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

Linda Wertheimer and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Ukrainians Disagree Over Sniper Inquiry

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

A Ukrainian police medic and a protester have very different views on whether their country should probe who committed crimes during February's violence in Kiev. They are both being treated at an Israeli hospital for gunshot wounds.

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Ukraine Tries To Protect Odessa After Russia's Crimea Takeover

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

With the Crimean peninsula effectively controlled by Russia, Ukrainian defense officials worry about another major Black Sea port, Odessa. The lone Ukrainian battleship not captured by Russia during the Crimea takeover sits at berth in the Odessa harbor, and Ukraine fears that this coastal area with a sizeable Russian minority could be a tempting target for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Erroll Morris Makes Rumsfeld Story Film Friendly

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The latest documentary from filmmaker Errol Morris is called The Unknown Known. It is an interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Morris also directed Fog of War.

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Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?

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'Desert Sun' Probes Marine Deaths On Highway Near Calif. Base

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

Since 2007, more Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base in California have died in the U.S. than in the war-torn Middle East. Steve Inskeep talks reporter Brett Kelman of The Desert Sun.

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Second Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood Raises Multiple Questions

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

Attention is focused on the mental state of Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, who's accused of killing 3 people and injuring 16 at Fort Hood on Wednesday. A verbal altercation may have lead to the shooting.

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Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:26am

The National Civil Rights Museum will reopen this weekend. Its new exhibitions are especially designed to give younger audiences a taste of the original feeling of the movement.

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Hip Hop Academy: Inside A Beatmaker's Harvard Class

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:34am

"Nobody from hip hop was supposed to go to Harvard without a degree," says 9th Wonder, a respected producer who's turned out to be a born teacher.

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Good Manners Pay Off For Pizza Delivery Man

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:31am

A pizza delivery man in Oregon received a 23 cents tip on a $22 check. He accepted it graciously. The next day he got a thank you note from the bad tippers and a $20 bill.

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Maryland Poised To Outlaw Vaportini

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:14am

The state legislature voted to ban the device that heats up a sphere of alcohol, and then you inhale the vapors. Doctors say this is not proven safe.

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Women Defy Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:02am

A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.

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In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

President Obama traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Wednesday to make his case for raising the federal minimum wage. The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.

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ATF Works To Slow Flow Of Weapons Across The Border

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

By one estimate there are nearly 300,000 guns in Mexico, and most of those guns came from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives scandal. But are those changes working?

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Democrats: GOP's Benghazi Probes Are Wasteful, Politically Motivated

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

A year and a half after the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, Democrats in Congress have a message for their Republican colleagues: Enough with the investigations, already. Citing millions of dollars spent already, they argue politics is not a good reason to spend millions more.

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Ashraf Ghani Is Among Leading Candidates Vying For Afghan Presidency

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

In Afghanistan, campaigning for the presidential election is over and polls open on Saturday. The is first time Afghans will see one elected president hand over power to another. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne is in Afghanistan following the top candidates who are most likely to take the place of President Hamid Karzai.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Linda Wertheimer and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Odds Aren't Improving For Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Monthly employment numbers will be released on Friday. Now matter what the numbers say, there will still be a huge number of people who have been out of work for six months or more. To find out more about the long-term unemployed, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to "The Wall Street Journal."

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Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Video Streaming Device

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Amazon is making an aggressive move toward your living room TV with a new video-streaming device. Amazon Fire TV joins a crowded field of devices vying for the same spot.

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Business News

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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