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Easter Heist: London Thieves May Have Taken $300 Million In Gems

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:29am

The daring crime targeted Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, used by many firms in London's jewelry quarter to store their wares.

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Ferguson Voters Elect 2 Black Members To City Council

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:03am

In a first, the six-member city council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.

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'American Pie' Lyrics Sell At Auction For $1.2 Million

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:03am

An anonymous buyer gets the manuscript which is 16 pages of a mix of handwritten and typed drafts — including notes. The papers may give new insight into what Don McLean wanted the song to mean.

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Memoir, Perfectly Punctuated In 'Between You & Me'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:00am

New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris's new book is part life story, part grammar guide. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book is delightful, and Norris is a "stickler who can't resist schtick."

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Hungry Sea Lion Steals Man's Fish

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:45am

A man was on a boat in San Diego holding a fish when a sea lion leaped out of the water, over the boat's railing and grabbed the food. The man was pulled underwater, and was treated for his injuries.

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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:03am

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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U.S. Hopes Riff With Venezuela Won't Overshadow Americas Summit

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

U.S. relations with Cuba and Venezuela are likely to overshadow this week's Summit of the Americas in Panama. As Washington works toward normalizing relations with Cuba, its relations with Cuba ally Venezuela deteriorated after President Obama warned that the nation was a threat to the United States.

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Rand Paul Jumps Into Presidential Race; TV Ads Already Try To Discredit Him

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Rand Paul officially declares for the Republican presidential nomination, a low-profile secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy. The ad echoes the Swift Boat Veterans attacks on Democrat John Kerry 11 years ago. It should. It was produced by the same consultant.

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Examining The Iran Nuclear Framework And The Worry That Surrounds It

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

There's still a lot of work to do before the U.S. and five other nations reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Some worried people are already looking at what will happen once provisions of the deal start to run out a decade or more from now. Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent with "The Atlantic."

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Historic Ferguson Election Adds More African-Americans To City Council

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

In Ferguson, Missouri, two African-Americans won seats on the six-body City Council. The unusually high-profile election, was the first big election since one of the city's former white police officers shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man.

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S.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a traffic stop last Saturday was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Officials said a video, which shows the officer firing at the man as he fled, played a role in the decision.

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What Would A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Mean?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Iran and six world powers have a framework on Iran's nuclear program. Steve Inskeep talks to Williams Burns, who led an early round of negotiations with Iran during the Obama administration.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday night in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn also won. Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Smith, a contributing writer to espnW.

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Fight For Water Heats Up In Desert Southwest

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

In New Mexico, there's a battle over the Gila River. The state has decided to divert the river and capture the water for later use. Critics say the move will be too costly and environmentally harmful.

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Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?

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April Marks The Centennial Of Armenian Genocide

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Some countries, including the U.S., have yet to fully and formally recognize the event. Steve Inskeep revisits history with Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans.

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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

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