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Rat Shakes Up New York Subway Commuters

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:07am

New Yorkers pride themselves on being pretty tough. But one morning this week, commuters could not keep their cool when a rat joined them in their subway car.

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2 Pakistani Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.

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Why People Exaggerate Religious Behavior

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Social scientists have learned over the years that you can't always believe what people tell you. Self-reported information is usually regarded skeptically by scientists. An analysis about three places in the Muslim world examines whether people's reports of their religious behavior match what they actually do.

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Many Millennials Are Drowning In Student Loan Debt

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Morning Edition recently asked members of the millennial generation to let us know what their concerns are. Almost two-thirds of their responses had to do with college debt. David Greene talks to people in their 20s and 30s who are having a hard time getting out of massive college debts.

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Court To Hear Utah's Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Same-sex marriage in Utah goes before a federal appeals court on Thursday. A three-judge panel will hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Fort Hood Memorializes Shooting Victims, Obama Attends

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

President Obama was in Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to pay respects to slain soldiers. He joined families and troops paying tributes to the three soldiers killed last week by a fellow soldier. The memorial took place at the same spot where Obama eulogized victims of another mass shooting at Fort Hood in 2009.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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After Avoiding Bankruptcy, Greece Resumes Bond Sales

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

For the first time since its bailout four years ago, Greece is issuing long-term bonds. Over the past four years, Greece has endured a crippling debt crisis, and was bailed out twice. David Greene talks to Nick Malkoutzis, the editor of Macropolis, an economic and political website in Athens.

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Bank Of America Agrees To Refunds And Fines In Credit Card Case

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Bank of America has agreed to pay nearly $800 million to settle accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit card products. Regulators say nearly three million credit card holders were effected.

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Business News

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

David Greene has business news.

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Yusuf Islam To Perform At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, churned out hits in the 1970s before leaving pop music after a conversion to Islam. He's among this year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Medicare Data Could Change How Patients Choose Doctors

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Some doctors received more than $10 million last year from from Medicare. David Greene talks to ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein about what the numbers mean.

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No Plows, Cows, Sows: Not Your (Grand)Father's Youth Farm Group

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:29am

A record number of kids are joining the FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America. Many are from urban and suburban areas, and they're shifting the group's focus from agriculture to food science.

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In Ukraine's Rust Belt, A Mix Of Nostalgia And Nationalism

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:37am

People in the region cling to the decaying world they're familiar with — and think they would have a more secure future with post-Soviet Russia than with Ukraine in the "capitalist" EU.

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These Aren't The Rock Hall Inductees You're Looking For

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:36am

Besides their legions of fans, the artists entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year — KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and others — have inspired scores of imitators.

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A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:36am

NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterwards.

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Police Dispatcher Listens To Burglary In Progress

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:33am

Two men in Minnesota have been charged with burglary. A dispatcher was able to send the police right to the scene of the crime. One of the men accidentally pocket-dialed 911.

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1969 Birthday Greeting Arrives Decades Late

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:29am

A man living at East 12th St. in Brooklyn received a letter postmarked in 1969. It was addressed to Susan Heifetz, who'd lived at the apartment as a child. The letter wished her a happy 19th birthday.

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Common Core Literary Standards Require Close Reading

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:08am

The new Common Core State Standards for English have stirred plenty of controversy. In a Vermont classroom full of 8th graders, they are working on a cornerstone of the core: close reading.

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Why Men Outnumber Women Attending Business Schools

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

New research explores gender disparities in business school enrollment by the different ways men and women appear to process ethical compromise. Women are less likely to enroll because they perceive material success to be in conflict with their ethical impulses. Research suggests men are likely to experience the same conflict but they seem more comfortable living with it.

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