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Port Truckers In Savannah, Ga., Support Calif. Protest

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 48-hour protest on Monday. The demonstrations are over what they call widespread workplace violations and unfairly low pay.

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How Much Will New U.S. Sanctions Affect Russia?

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:59am

On Monday, President Obama announced the latest measures aimed at punishing Russia for its links to violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia accuses the U.S. of "Cold War tactics."

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Sterling's Tarnished History Of Alleged Discrimination

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:19am

Observers say the Clippers owner's current trouble is only the latest in a 30-year record of racism in LA — although he has also been honored by the NAACP for his charity work.

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Craig Ferguson Announces Late-Night Retirement

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:51am

The host of The Late Late Show announced Monday that he will step down at the end of the year. The move was no surprise after CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman next year.

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If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:01pm

Twenty years ago, NPR alerted staff members that they would soon have access to a new form of communication: "A collection of computer networks that is connected around the world."

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To Save A Satellite, Former NASA Guy Takes Crowdfunding To Space

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:00pm

Keith Cowing discusses his campaign to save an old 1970s NASA spacecraft from becoming space junk. ISEE-3 is a satellite that was once used to monitor space weather, but it's been unused for decades. NASA doesn't want to spend the money to bring it back to life, but Cowing and his colleagues are determined to do it. If they can raise $125,000 on a crowdfunding site called RocketHub, Cowing says they'll contact ISEE-3, wake it up and put it back to good use.

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As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:00pm

Venture capitalists don't tend to pledge $20 at a time to a scrappy little startup. They look for big investments with big returns. But some are turning to Kickstarter for that next big idea.

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Tax Breaks Could Be Biggest Prize In Pfizer Deal For AstraZeneca

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:28pm

Pfizer, founded in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1849, would become a British company by combining with AstraZeneca. The new company would get a much lower tax rate by moving its legal headquarters overseas.

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U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:24pm

A bug could allow hackers to install malicious software without users knowing it. Homeland Security said it did not know of a practical fix for the problem.

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Do Fans Have Any Responsibility After Sterling's Comments?

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:29am

Host Michel Martin speaks with business ethicist Jack Marshall about an appropriate response from the NBA, the players and the public after allegedly racist comments made by the L.A. Clippers' owner.

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Hersman: Growing North American Oil Industry Tests Rail Safety

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 5:53am

Steve Inskeep talks to departing National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman about the years of delay in putting safer tanker cars on the nation's railroads.

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Burger King Revives Subservient Chicken

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

The burger chain last used the chicken 10 years ago. On Wednesday, a documentary of sorts will be posted, chronicling the subservient chicken's alleged odyssey over the last decade.

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Pacific Rim Trade Pact Needs To Strengthen Patent Protections

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Ernie Bower, chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Microsoft Web Browser Vulnerable To Hackers

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

Microsoft warns about a flaw in Internet Explorer. It's apparently been exploited to target financial and defense companies.

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At The NRA Meeting: Come For The Guns, Stay For The Camaraderie

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 1:57pm

Upwards of 70,000 people are attending the NRA's annual convention this weekend. They're hearing from plenty of politicians, but for most it's a social confab and a chance to try out new weapons.

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Tech Week: Look At The Cloud, Aereo In Court, Net Neutrality

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 4:28am

Where's your digital stuff? These days, probably in the cloud. We explored just what the cloud is and the implications of its growth. Also in the news: arguments over the future of TV and Web traffic.

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Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:17pm

The official cheap liquor of spring breakers is becoming something much more sophisticated. And South Florida has become ground zero for the rum revolution.

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So Much For Scoops: Newspapers Turn To Data-Crunching And Context

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:51pm

The news business is evolving: There's a new land rush by news organizations seeking not just to break the news, but also to explain it using data-driven analyses.

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After Everest Tragedy, Who Pays When Climbing Season's Suspended?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:04pm

After the deaths of 16 Sherpa guides on Mount Everest, grief has given way to attempts to recover. Private expedition companies must balance clients' happiness, good will among guides and solvency.

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You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:04pm

People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, documents — even books. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.

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