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Social Media Posts Help Police Nab Suspect

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:31am

While police in Fairfield, Maine, were searching for a supsect, he was posting on Snapchat. A friend told police where he was hiding, according to the Morning Sentinel.

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Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres 4-Game Losing Streak

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:25am

In the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres and the Arizona Coyotes are battling for the title of the worst in the league. The loser would get better odds of landing a top draft pick.

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How To Evaluate Whether It's Time For You To Cut The Cord

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

Several big media companies recently announced new ways to bring TV over the Internet. For example, HBO's streaming service, Sony's PlayStation Vue and a rumored service from Apple. This raises the question: Can viewers really save money by dropping their cable service and watching TV online?

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Iran-Saudi Proxy War Touches On Other Issues

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

For more on how the Yemen conflict may affect other issues such as the Iranian nuclear talks, Steve Inskeep talks to Robin Wright, a contributor to "The New Yorker" and a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute Of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

Member of the coalition conducting air strikes in Yemen this week, are also members of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria that's been waging an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State.

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Examining Right-To-Work Laws Impact On Income And Economic Growth

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

Last week we aired a piece about right-to-work laws in Kentucky. To clarify some assertions made in the piece, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, who explains what impact those laws have on income and economic growth. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."

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Displaced Voters Pose A Big Challenge In Nigeria's Presidential Election

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

More than a million people have been displaced by Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria. Many of them are voters. But will they be able to cast their ballots in Saturday's presidential election when so far from their homes? This is one of the many challenges facing Nigeria's electoral commission.

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Germanwings Crash Forces Aviation Authorities To Reconsider Safety Protocols

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

The investigation continues into the fatal crash of a Germanwings flight that is believed to have been compromised by the co-pilot. Investigators have begun thepainstaking process of piecing together information from the black box recordings to try to draw conclusions about the cause of the crash which may never be known with absolute certainty.

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Senators Endure Vote-A-Rama With Coping Mechanisms

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

As it does every time the Senate takes up a budget resolution, it spends hours voting on proposals senators want to add to the budget document, which isn't technically a budget but a vision statement.

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Critics: Indiana's Religious Liberty Bill Discriminates Against Homosexuals

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

Indiana's governor is the latest to sign into law a controversial measure that would allow businesses and individuals to act based on their religious beliefs. Gay rights groups worry that it will be used to discriminate and deny services such as gay weddings. Convention organizers say the new law may cause them to bypass the state.

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Movie Review: 'While We're Young'

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

Writer-director Noah Baumbach has made some of the most talked about indie films. He's back with: "While We're Young." Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan says its one of his best.

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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

Nigerians pick their president on Saturday. For election officials, the challenges include providing ballots for more than a million people displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Had History Of Depression, German Reports Reveal

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

The co-pilot appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps after the pilot had left the cockpit, the Marseille prosecutor said at a news conference Thursday.

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U.S. Refugee Program Ignores Dangers Children Face, Critics Say

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:02am

The White House has been trying to stem the flow of unaccompanied children into the U.S. from Mexico. Steve Inskeep talks to Human Rights Watch's Bill Felick and the State Department's Simon Henshaw.

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Twist Of Fate: An Accident Brings 'Beautiful Symmetry' To Two Lives

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:45am

Back in high school, Jeff Wilson accidentally hit Tammie Baird with his car. Now 30 years later, they're amazed at how that traumatic experience led to dramatic changes for both of them.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:43am

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a year-long investigation by the Associated Press finds.

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NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:43am

During astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.

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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:42am

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

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French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:17am

French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.

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The Get-Well Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:43am

A New York man sent his ailing son in Pennsylvania a get-well card and a scratch-off lottery ticket. There's a good chance he's feeling better. The ticket was a winner — a $7 million winner.

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