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Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:13am

Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.

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Artist Plants Fake Bieber CDs In LA Stores

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:07am

Artist plants fake Bieber CDs in LA stores

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Bombs At Cairo University Hit Riot Police, 2 Dead

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:05am

Bombs at Cairo university hit riot police, 2 dead

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'Wrong Enemy': Pakistan Plays A Double Game In Afghanistan

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:02am

Morning Edition's Renee Montagne, who's reporting from Afghanistan, talks to New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan: 2001-2014.

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Weekly Innovation: Turn A 3-D Printer Into A Tattoo Machine

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:01am

Body art, made possible by a clever hack. It all started when a young student in France was riding his bike on the way to design school.

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Why Aren't Asian-Americans Getting Their 'One Shining Moment'?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

There were more than 5,000 Division 1 men's basketball players last year, according to the NCAA. Only fifteen were Asian-American. What accounts for the hugeness of that disparity?

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With Poetic Intensity, Kevin Powers Tackles The Terror Of War

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The novelist and Iraq veteran examines the lasting effects of war in his debut book of poetry, Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting. Reviewer Abigail Deutsch says the poems are piercing.

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Tense Hours, Then Sighs Of Relief After Huge Quake Off Chile

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:45am

Early reports indicate at least six people were killed, but that a major disaster may have been avoided. The temblor did generate a tsunami, but the waves apparently did not cause extensive damage.

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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:37am

NATO is scaling back cooperation with Russia to punish it for its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. While the rhetoric is tough, Secretary Kerry is keeping the door open for negotiations.

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Lufthansa Cancels 900 Flights Due To Strike

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:31am

Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike

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Ryan's Budget Proposal Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. With big cuts to social programs and tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy, the plan plays into campaign themes for both sides.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

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

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Concerns Linger For N.C. Residents 2 Months After Coal Ash Spill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

It has been nearly two months since a metal stormwater pipe ruptured near the Dan River in North Carolina. As much as 39,000 tons of potentially toxic carbon byproduct poured into the river. A federal criminal investigation was launched into the relationship between the nation's largest electricity provider Duke Energy and a state environmental agency.

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Business News

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.

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Remnants Of French Colony Discovered In St. Louis

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Archaeologists in St. Louis say they have uncovered the first evidence of a French settlement from 250 yeas ago. The findings will help shed light on how settlers lived in the city back then.

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GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

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Scandal-Weary Voters Boot DC Mayor From Office

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:59am

Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

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Deep Water Search For Jet Could Turn On Robot Subs

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:52am

Deep water search for jet could turn on robot subs

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Chinese Actor's Apology To Wife Breaks Web Record

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:51am

Chinese actor's apology to wife breaks web record

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