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A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:58pm

NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.

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Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:57pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.

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As U.S. Energy Industry Booms, Oil Hubs Run Out Of Storage Space

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:44pm

U.S. oil production is at near record levels. But the success has led to a question of where to store all that oil. One of the country's biggest oil hubs is now almost full.

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Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:42pm

The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirchner two years earlier.

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Angaleena Presley On Mountain Stage

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:39pm

In West Virginia, the Pistol Annies member sings country songs about her colorful rural upbringing.

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:35pm

In Havana, Cuba, old cars have filled the streets since the U.S. embargo began. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:35pm

In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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Thai Ruler Says He's Prepared To End Martial Law

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:33pm

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last May, says he will lift martial law and replace it with a constitutional provision that gives him the very same powers.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Showed No Signs Of Mental Illness, Fellow Pilots Say

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with James Phillips, international affairs director of the German Pilots Association, for the latest on Andreas Lubitz and reaction from German pilots.

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Dardanelle Hadley On Piano Jazz

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:10pm

In this Piano Jazz session from 1984, Hadley shows off her chops in "All The Things You Are" and duets with host Marian McPartland in "It's Delovely."

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After Abuse In A Peruvian Circus, A Bear Awaits A New Home

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:07pm

Cholita is an Andean spectacled bear that was mistreated in the circus in Peru. Now an animal rights group is trying to bring her to the U.S. as part of an effort rescue wild animals from circuses.

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Lily Frost On Song Travels

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:06pm

The Canadian singer-songwriter exists somewhere between Regina Spektor and Feist. She performs several of her own songs, plus a Billie Holiday classic.

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In Regulating Outdoor Dancing, China Tells Seniors How To Bust A Move

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:03pm

China's sports bureaucracy threatened this week to standardize dancing in public squares.

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Comedian George Carlin Is National Portrait Gallery's Newest Face

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:00pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kelly Carlin, the daughter of the late comedian George Carlin, about the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's unveiling of her father's portrait Friday.

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Do Latinos Have a Special Relationship to Phones?

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:57pm

Sara Inés Calderón talks about how her app could help Latinos vote. Maria Hinojosa and producer Antonia Cereijido talk about why it is that Latinos use smartphones at a higher rate than other groups.

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Regalii: Mobile Banking for Immigrants

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:57pm

We learn about a company that aims to make it easier for immigrants to pay bills abroad.

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The Therapist In Your Phone

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:57pm

We meet two psychologists out of the Bay Area who are trying to treat more Latinos by using cell phones.

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Redefining the Digital Divide

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:57pm

Producer Antonia Cereijido visits a middle school to learn what kinds of technology young Latinos have access to, and how it affects their lives.

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Ombudsman Mailbag: Correcting That 'Right-To-Work' Story

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:48pm

Morning Edition clarifies an assertion with a follow-up story, and two language observations.

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Week In Politics: Sen. Harry Reid's Retirement, Cruz's Appeal To Far-Right

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Harry Reid's retirement announcement and Ted Cruz's appeal to the far-right.

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