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Runners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route.

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Obama Trip To Focus On Asia

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to four countries in Asia — all key allies with strong ties and trade interests with the U.S. It's the latest effort to refocus American foreign policy on Asia, and just like the earlier efforts it's struggling to ward off distractions.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word on business.

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Business News

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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More Than Half Of Afghan Presidential Votes Need Tallied

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

About half the votes from the Afghan presidential election have been tallied, with opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah leading so far with 44 percent of the vote. Election officials warn those results could change as more votes are counted and allegations of fraud are investigated at about a thousand polling sites.

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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.

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Gunmen Wound Pakistani TV Anchor In Weekend Shooting

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.

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Human Error Compounds Grief Over Korean Ferry Disaster

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

More than 200 people remain missing after the ferry capsized last week. One family was told their daughter was dead instead of missing. It turns out authorities had confused her for another girl.

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:44am

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:42am

More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.

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Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:07am

The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.

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Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:58am

A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it.

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Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:36am

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

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Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to "Weekend All Things Considered" host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. That's where troops train for deployment in mock villages. Now that the war in Afghanistan is ending, the future funding of those training facilities is uncertain.

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Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on Thursday. Nowhere is his death felt more keenly than in his native Colombia. Many know this country for its drug trafficking. But Garcia Marquez also made Colombia synonymous with literature — particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.

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Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Infamous for cases of torture and prisoner abuse, the Iraqi government announced this week it had temporarily closed the prison out of fears it could be taken over by insurgents.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

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'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China." It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.

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IPO Market Shows Signs Of Strain

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

A high-speed trading firm known as Virtu Financial has decided to put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their stock market debut this week and all ten received a rougher than expected reception.

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