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Cracked Dam Causes Water Emergency In Washington State

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

The cracked Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River is causing many problems. Fruit farmers irrigation pipes no longer reach the river. Businesses dependent on river recreation fret over water levels.

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Obama And Pope Francis To Discuss Global Hot Spots

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

The elections of President Obama and Pope Francis made history — Obama as the first African-American U.S. president and the Argentine-born Jorge Bergoglio as the first non-European pope in centuries.

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U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain Over Syria And Iran

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

This week, President Obama has difficult task: reassuring Saudi Arabia that the U.S. remains committed to the region.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.

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Board Rules Athletes At Northwestern University Are Employees

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

The decision still must be approved by the full NLRB board in Washington, D.C. The regional director ruled football players at Northwestern qualify as employees and may therefore unionize.

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Business News

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer has business news.

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Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Every day, Mexicans are deported from the U.S. and dropped off all along the border. They end up in cities like Mexicali — cities that U.S. officials say are safer than other border cities.

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Panda Diplomacy: Michelle Obama Concludes Visit To China

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

The trip represented a sort of diplomatic change of pace from the usual issues of cyber espionage, trade spats and geopolitical competition that grab U.S.-China-related headlines.

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Netflix Hit Spurs Talks Over Who Pay For Internet Service Upgrades

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Netflix has a problem: too many people want to watch House of Cards, and there isn't enough capacity to let everyone watch at once, uninterrupted. The question is: Who's going to pay for the upgrade?

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Landslide Dangers Abound In Whatcom County, Wash.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Rescuers in Washington state are still looking for the bodies in a weekend mudslide, but the recriminations have already started. Why did local authorities allow these people to live in harm's way?

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Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:57am

Initially, she ran from agents in her attempt to illegally enter the U.S. But after three days alone in the Arizona desert, Brenda lit a fire to get their attention. Her story is not uncommon.

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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:57am

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.

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Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:56am

Students are taking on record levels of debt to pay for college. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says it's a drag on the economy and is calling for changes to the federal student loan system.

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The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:55am

Four decades after its first performance, the San Francisco-based string quartet still nudges composers and audiences in new directions.

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Announce Separation

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:48am

A celebrity couple splitting up is sadly not so unusual. But they can be creative when announcing it. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay's Chris Martin said they will be "consciously uncoupling."

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Manhattan Gets Its First Cupcake ATM

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:26am

The pink machine is next to the bakery for Sprinkles Cupcakes. It will be restocked 24 hours a day with up to 20 flavors.

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First Listen: Yasmine Hamdan's 'Ya Nass'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Anastasia Tsioulcas talk about Lebanese artist Yasmine Hamdan and her new album, Ya Nass.

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German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders.

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Ukraine Crisis, NSA Eavesdropping Dominate Summit Discussions

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama is in Brussels for meetings with NATO and the European Union. Events on the sideline of Tuesday's nuclear summit at The Hague have eclipsed the nuclear agenda itself.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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