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Latest Protests Keep Attention On Police Killings Of Unarmed Minorities

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

It was a day of demonstrations in cities across the nation on Tuesday. The turnout and tone of the protests organized with the Black Lives Matter movement was varied.

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Obama, Senate Compromise Gives Congress A Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

A Senate committee voted for a bill that gives Congress a review of the Iran nuclear accord. The president had threatened to veto such a bill but it was amended to address some of his objections.

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Fun With Physics: Finding The Speed Of Light With Peeps

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

When your Peeps have gone stale, it's time to donate their marshmallow bodies to science — specifically, for measuring the speed of light.

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Obama: Iranian-Backed Fighters Must Respect Iraq's Sovereignty

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

In a meeting with Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama had a warning for Iran — as that country wades into the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq.

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A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:03am

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses at the FBI to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an office where he sat alone. He says the agency isolated and retaliated against him.

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As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:43am

Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.

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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:42am

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.

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Radio Connects North Dakota Residents Divided On Gay Rights

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:41am

Radio is king in North Dakota. Morning Edition talks to a liberal radio host, and a conservative small business owner who listens to him — though he doesn't always like what he hears.

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Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:40am

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.

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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:35am

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

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Historian: John Wilkes Booth Not A Deranged Lone Madman

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:34am

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, historian Terry Alford explores John Wilkes Booth's life and how the assassination affected his family.

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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:33am

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country weighs the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.

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Ukulele Orchestra Tries To Break Record

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:06am

Over the weekend, 4,750 ukulele players traveled from all over French Polynesia to Tahiti to play "Bora Bora E." The attempt is being verified to see if the record was broken

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Driver Safety Tip: Don't Smoke Around Gunpowder

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:52am

Joseph T. Brennan Jr. survived an explosion in his car. He lit a cigarette while driving with gunpowder in the front seat. The Boston Globe quoted the injured man saying he had no "malicious" plans.

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Iran To Try 'Washington Post' Journalist With Economic Spying

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

News reports from Iran say Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian will be tried for espionage, 10 months after his arrest. Renee Montagne talks to Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.

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Blackwater Case Raised Many New Legal Issues

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

To learn more about the convictions of the former Blackwater guards, Renee Montagne talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times.

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Ex-Blackwater Security Guards Receive Lengthy Sentences In Iraq Killings

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

A former security contractor was sentenced to life in prison after a deadly shooting in Iraq in 2007. Three more got 30 years in prison for their role in the massacre that killed 14 unarmed civilians.

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Revisiting The Night Abraham Lincoln Was Shot 150 Years Ago

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln. Renee Montagne talks to author James Swanson at Ford's Theatre. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 12, 2009 on Morning Edition).

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Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano, Critic Of Capitalism, Dies At 74

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

Galeano's 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America was a fierce critique of U.S. and European imperialism. It made him an enemy of the right-wing governments that ruled much of Latin America at the time.

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