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As Beverly Clearly Prepares To Turn 100, Readers Cherish Memories

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Without Beverly Cleary there would be no Ramona Quimby, no Henry Huggins and no Ralph S. Mouse. Morning Edition celebrates the beloved children's book author who turns 100 years old on Tuesday.

Willett Wins Masters, Defending Champ Spieth's Game Collapses On 12th Hole

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

There was a stunning end to the Masters golf tournament on Sunday. Last year's winner Jordan Spieth gave up a significant advantage, falling apart down the stretch and losing to Danny Willett.

Survivors Of Afghan Hospital Bombing Dissatisfied With Compensation Plan

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

It's been six months since 42 people were killed in the bombing. The injured and families of the dead are scheduled to receive condolence money of up to $6,000.

Areas Of Fighting Threaten Ceasefire In Syria

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

There are growing signs that a ceasefire that's largely held since the end of February is fraying. Over the weekend, there were reports of fighting around the city of Aleppo.

U.S. Officials Help Foreign Banks Navigate Restrictions On Iran

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The Obama administration is concerned that Iran hasn't received the economic boost it expected from the nuclear deal. It's trying to help foreign companies work through U.S. restrictions — especially on the flow of dollars needed to do business there.

Citizens United Weighs In On Big Money In The Presidential Election

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Citizens United head David Bossie talks to Steve Inskeep about the role of big money in politics in this election year.

The North Korea Threat Keeps A Cold-War Era Security Law Around

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:56am

The U.S. State Department, the United Nations and human rights groups say South Korea's controversial National Security Law chokes freedom of expression.

A Fitbit Saved His Life? Well, Maybe

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:40am

A man shows up in the emergency room with a speedy, irregular heartbeat, but can't say when it first went awry. No problem. The ER doctors just checked the phone records of his fitness tracker.

Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:39am

Transgender people tend to have more mental health problems than the general population, but having supportive parents in childhood may help reduce that risk, a study finds.

Gardens Don't Tend Themselves: Portraits Of The People Behind LA's Luxury

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:36am

Behind every gleaming bathroom or expertly manicured lawn is a person tasked with its upkeep. These workers are the stars of Ramiro Gomez's art — he's a former nanny and the son of Mexican immigrants.

It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live, Study On Life Expectancy Says

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:15pm

A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than others, and it's not clear why.




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