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How Decedents' Quality Of Life At The Time Of Death Affects Others

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Research indicates when a partner dies happy and contented, that stays with the other person a long time, but when a partner dies unhappy and in pain, those feelings stay with the other one, too.

WhatsApp Adds End-To-End Encrytpion To Its Communication Services

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

That means only the sender and recipient of a message can view it. The people who run the popular messaging service cannot, and they cannot hand data over to law enforcement.

Tunisian Mother Fails To Keep Daughters From Joining ISIS

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

A Tunisian woman talks about her two daughters who joined ISIS — including one who married a notorious militant, who was later killed in a U.S. airstrike.

Industry Group Weighs In On New Fiduciary Rule

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks to Jules Gaudreau, president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The group, which represents about 40,000 brokers, has been involved in the writing of a new fiduciary rule.

The Obama Administration Wants Savers To Keep More Of Their Money

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The White House says every year, American workers are charged billions of dollars in excessive fees by financial advisers. What's being done to stop that practice?

Will Wisconsin Primary Wins Affect Contests In New York And Pennsylvania

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The 2016 presidential race reached its next inflection point after Tuesday night's results from Wisconsin. Mara Liasson puts the results into context, and Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio looks ahead to New York's primary. Steve Inskeep talks to political historian Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College about this month's Pennsylvania primary.

It's Time To Celebrate The UConn Women's Basketball Team

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The team trounced Syracuse 82-51 to win a record fourth straight NCAA championship. Commentator Frank Deford has an appreciation of the team, along with its coach and star player Breanna Stewart.

Uber Drivers In Nairobi Discover Not All Taxi Drivers Welcome Competition

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

After steady complaints by taxi drivers in Kenya that the ride-sharing service Uber is stealing their business, six men were arrested last week and charged with attempted murder of an Uber driver. The men are accused of orchestrating a wave of attacks in Nairobi including torching two Uber vehicles.

Panama Papers Shed Light On Tax Havens, Shell Corporations And Corruption

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

There's been more ripple effects from the release of a Panamanian law firm's records dating back to the 1970s. On Tuesday, the prime minister of Iceland resigned after his name turned up in the files. Experts who follow money laundering and tax evasion point to laws that allow shell corporations as a fundamental problem.

Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island To Highlight Plight Of Refugees

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The Vatican confirmed it is discussing a visit by Pope Francis to the Greek Island of Lesbos, to draw attention to the plight of asylum seekers trying to reach Europe. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople would join Francis on the island. Lesbos is at the center of a controversial EU plan to send migrants back to Turkey.

Wedding Cake Baker Finds Fault With Mississippi's Religious Objections Law

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Mississippi's governor signed into law a bill that lets religious organizations, individuals and private companies refuse services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, if they feel offering such services violates their religious beliefs. Renee Montagne talks to Mitchell Moore, who owns two bakeries in Mississippi, and who opposes the new law.

Tween Reporter Breaks News Stories, Stands Up To Critics

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Hilde Kate Lysiak (HILL-dee kate LEE zyack) of Selinsgrove (SELL-inz-grove>>, Pennsylvania, is nine years old, and for the last two years, she' been the editor and publisher of "The Orange Street News." Not everyone is fan of Hilde's reporting on the neighborhood murder, but Renee Montagne reports she's standing up to critics.

She's Lost Two Daughters To ISIS. Will Her Younger Girls Be Next?

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

A Tunisian mother blames poverty, lack of education and opportunity for her two older daughters' decision to join ISIS. Without help, she fears that her younger girls will become "two little bombs."

WhatsApp Adds End-To-End Encryption To Its Communication Services

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

That means only the sender and recipient of a message can view it. The people who run the popular messaging service cannot, and they cannot hand data over to law enforcement.

Wis. Voters Deviate From Front-Runner Tradition; Elect Underdogs

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Tamara Keith has the Democrats perspective; Sarah McCammon the Republicans. Democratic pollster Margie Omero of Purple Strategies and GOP pollster Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies weigh in.

Big Seed: Consolidation Is Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:07am

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. The story of one small seed company in Nebraska helps explain what drove the transformation.




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