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Russia's Move Into Ukraine Turns Allies Into Adversaries

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Russia and Ukraine were the major contributors to the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Kiev continued to cooperate. The recent crisis transformed friend into foe.

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'Washington Post' And 'Guardian' Win Pulitzer For NSA Stories

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.

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Boston To Pay Tribute To Victims Of Last Year's Bombing

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

One year ago, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It also became a target. Three people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing.

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Mass. Gov. Patrick Looks Back On Boston bombing 1 Year Ago

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.

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Voodoo Dolls Prove It: Hunger Makes Couples Turn On Each Other

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:25am

To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:24am

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.

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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:23am

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:22am

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:22am

The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, explains NPR's Louisa Lim in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.

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Treadmill Users Can Use App To Run London Marathon

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:22am

The London Marathon was held on Sunday but don't fret if you missed it. With a new app, it will almost be like you are there. The app senses your pace and sends you down the route in real time.

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Waste Treatment Plant Boasts It's Pefect For Weddings

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:17am

The plant in Kings County, Wash., is billed as offering beautiful landscape, a dance floor, catering, and space for guests. All at a fifth of the price of competing venues. It promises zero odor.

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Don Draper: Truth Is, You Lied

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:35am

Monday water cooler TV is the return of Mad Men. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans dissects the thing fans will be talking about Monday morning: what's become of Don Draper's career.

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Despite Violence, Syrian War Sparks Hope Among Kurdish Minority

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

With Syria in chaos, the minority Kurds there hope they can realize long-standing ambitions for autonomy — similar to what Kurds in Iraq have found — or independence. In northern Iraq, Kurds who have fled there from Syria will have new demands when they go home.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

While the situation in Ukraine is demanding the attention of President Obama's foreign policy team, the president has barely mentioned the problems abroad as he focuses on domestic policy issues. His weekly address dealt with the question of women and equal pay, and on Friday, he went to a forum organized by civil rights activist Al Sharpton where he talked about voting rights.

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Ukraine Vows To Reclaim Occupied Towns By Force

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

Tensions are growing between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. The new Ukrainian government has pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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Record Beef Prices May Lead Grillers To Cheaper Cuts Of Meat

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

The Southwestern drought has lead to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.

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More High-Mileage Cars Available To U.S. Buyers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

A new wave of high-mileage cars is making its way to the U.S. market. Full-size cars that routinely get 40, even 50, miles per gallon on the highway have been on sale for years in Europe.

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Drought, Increased Demand Contribute To High Beef Prices

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

The price of beef is at its highest levels in nearly three decades. The biggest reason for the high prices is the drought. Demand for beef has also increased around the world.

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Gatekeeper To Saudi King Abdullah Takes To Twitter

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

Saudi Arabia's chief of the royal court has tweeted for the first time since activating his account in 2012. Kelly McEvers talks to Ahmed Al Omran, who covers Saudi Arabia for The Wall Street Journal.

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