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A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:34pm

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:29pm

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:17pm

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.

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'Now Is The Time' For Organist Chris Foreman

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:17pm

Foreman is one of a few Chicago jazz heroes who should be better known outside the city limits.

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Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:15pm

A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.

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Of Con Men And Dames: How Margot Robbie Gets Robbed In 'Focus'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:00pm

Will Smith plays a con man in Focus, but unfortunately, the woman playing opposite him has depressingly little to do.

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Seattle Public Transit Reacts To Income Inequality

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:52am

People in low-income households in the Seattle metro area can now ride buses, trains and ferries at reduced fares.

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A 'Night Camp' For People With Dementia

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:40am

Many Alzheimer's patients are most alert at night. A program in the Bronx gives them a place where they can thrive at night.

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Cellphone Video Captures LA Police Shooting

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:33am

The footage provides a disturbing view of a weekend police shooting of a homeless man in LA's notorious Skid Row.

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The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:20am

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

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Threats On Twitter And Other Trending Topics On Social Media

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:12am

Slate 's Julia Turner joins us for a look at how the news is reverberating online, from ISIS threats to the death of blogger Avijit Roy.

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Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:12am

BRONCHO's new video, for the song "NC-17," follows a pack of long-haired teenagers as they evade parents, broker drug deals and find more trouble than they bargained for.

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Fiji Launches Competition For New National Flag

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:07am

The South Pacific nation wants to replace its flag that has a Union Jack and a shield that bears the country's coat of arms. The current flag was adopted in 1970 following independence from Britain.

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Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:06am

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:54am

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:34am

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn't seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, crossing the 5,000 mark in early trading Monday.

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The Man Behind The Speech: Judge Carlton Reeves Takes On Mississippi's Past

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:31am

Judge Carlton Reeves went from cleaning a judge's office to confronting Mississippi's past from the bench.

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Video Shows L.A. Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:20am

The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer's gun.

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'Beholder' Has An Eye For The Absurd, And A Smirk Beneath Its Beard

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:03am

Francis Falbo, sad sack hero of Know Your Beholder, hasn't shaved in weeks. His wife's left him, his mom's died, his band's fallen apart. Good thing his author, Adam Rapp, has kept his sense of humor.

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Netanyahu: Reports Of Decline In U.S.-Israel Ties 'Just Wrong'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:41am

He said the U.S. and Israel agreed that Iran shouldn't have nuclear weapons, but disagreed about how to achieve that. His remarks at the annual AIPAC conference come amid tensions between the allies.

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