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San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.

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Next Chapter Unfolds In San Francisco Political Scandal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:44am

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments delayed.

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Feathers Fly During International Pillow Fight Day

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:43am

In New York City, people dressed as superheroes battled villains. Feathers flew in London, Paris, Bucharest and Berlin. In Vienna, one woman described being hit kind of hard in the face.

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Bench-Clearing Brawl Involves Police And Firefighters

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:38am

It wouldn't be a hockey game without a brawl — even if it's a charity match. Video shows police and firefighters throwing punches at each other. The team of cops beat the firefighters 8-5.

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'Morning Edition' Listeners Wax Poetic

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:14am

To kick off Poetry Month, we are crowdsourcing prose poems from our Facebook fans about their favorite neighborhood blocks, from Brussels to Tuscaloosa to the Bronx.

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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Mickey Rooney began his career as a toddler and starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. He appeared last month at an Oscar party.

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Afghanistan Is One Step Closer To Karzai's Successor

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers — despite threats of violence from the Taliban. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president.

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Openly-Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Massachusetts Republicans have lost the last 92 U.S. House races in a row. It's an astounding number and the worst GOP losing-streak in the country. But, Republicans think they've found their savior in the form of Richard Tisei — an openly gay, pro-choice Republican. Experts say he's the best bet the party has to end its Massachusetts drought.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

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

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Business News

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

David Greene has business news.

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India's Election: Six Weeks Long, 814 Million Potential Voters

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

The election is a remarkable exercise in logistics with ballots that will be delivered by elephants, camels, boats, planes and trains. The vote could also end the 10-year rule of the Congress Party.

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Opposition Leader In India Eyes Prime Minister's Office

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Voters in India are going to the polls in the first stage of a nearly 6-week national election. The BJP's charismatic and controversial chief is stirring the electorate with the promise of change.

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Obama To Circumvent Congress Over Women's Pay

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

President Obama on Tuesday is expected to order contractors with the federal government to provide information that could be beneficial to female employees.

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Tech News Site Re/code Creates Buzz In Silicon Valley

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences.

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Kentucky Wildcats To Play UConn Huskies In NCAA Final

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

The top-two men's college basketball teams play for the championship Monday night in Dallas. Eighth-seeded Kentucky will face seventh-seeded UConn. Neither team was even in the tournament last year.

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Where Does Rwanda Go From Here?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Philip Gourevitch about Rwanda 20 years after the genocide. Gouorevitch is the author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families.

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Ceremonies Commemorate 20 Years Since Rwanda Genocide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

The ethnic slaughter killed nearly a million people. The massacre was born of years of tension between the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi.

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Involuntary Shaking Could Be Caused By Essential Tremors

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:33am

It's easy to think that a shaking hand could be caused by Parkinson's disease. But it's more likely essential tremor, an ailment that's not life threatening but can become debilitating.

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