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Arabs In Israel Contemplate Borders Of Palestinian State

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Mideast peace talks pushed by the U.S. could include a borderline that leaves some Arabs, who are in Israel as part of a minority of non-Jewish Israeli citizens, into a new Palestinian state. The idea has gotten mixed reactions from Arab Israelis.

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To Broaden Appeal, Afghan Candidates Make Surprising Choices

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

The three leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election Saturday are all urbane, Westernized men who usually wear suits. Yet their running mates range from notorious warlords to a woman.

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W.Va. Political Shift Changes Fundamentals Of Government

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.

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4 Dead, Including Shooter, At Army's Fort Hood

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

A soldier who was undergoing assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder opened fire on Wednesday at the base. Four people are dead including the shooter, who killed himself.

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Labor Ruling May Be Tipping Point For College Sports

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Last week, a National Labor Relations Board ruling gave football players at Northwestern University the right to unionize. Northwestern is challenging the decision. The NCAA supports the appeal.

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Court's Decision Will Encourage Joint Fundraising Committees

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down limits on how much a single individual can give in total to candidates and parties. The ruling could give wealthy donors even more influence in elections.

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High Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took out a major pillar of campaign finance limits. The justices ruled a donor may give the maximum amount to as many federal candidates or committees as they wish.

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Fort Hood Suffers Another Shooting Tragedy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:42am

Military officials say a soldier opened fire at the base killing three people before taking his own life. A senior officer says the shooter was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Campaign Finance Law

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:03pm

By a 5-4 vote, the justices eliminated the cap on the total amount donors can contribute in an election cycle. The aggregate limit had been $123,000.

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Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Police

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:56am

In the Afghan capital Kabul, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform walked up to a checkpoint outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry and killed several members of the national police.

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Hockey Players Suspended But Not For Fighting

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:23am

It looked like two players in the Federal Hockey League were going to fight. Instead, they hugged and pulled out a beer. Cool stunt, except for the league suspended them.

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Which 'Morning Edition' Story Was The Joke?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:19am

It was such an odd day of news on Tuesday that people wrote asking which of our stories was the April Fool's joke? Hint: It was the one about the cat.

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Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:13am

Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.

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'Wrong Enemy': Pakistan Plays A Double Game In Afghanistan

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:02am

Morning Edition's Renee Montagne, who's reporting from Afghanistan, talks to New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan: 2001-2014.

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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:37am

NATO is scaling back cooperation with Russia to punish it for its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. While the rhetoric is tough, Secretary Kerry is keeping the door open for negotiations.

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Finding A More Nuanced View Of Poverty's 'Black Hole'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:16am

Thirty-seven percent of New Yorkers faced severe material hardship last year, but the city's official poverty rate is only 21 percent. Researchers are trying to find a better way to measure poverty.

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Ryan's Budget Proposal Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. With big cuts to social programs and tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy, the plan plays into campaign themes for both sides.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Concerns Linger For N.C. Residents 2 Months After Coal Ash Spill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

It has been nearly two months since a metal stormwater pipe ruptured near the Dan River in North Carolina. As much as 39,000 tons of potentially toxic carbon byproduct poured into the river. A federal criminal investigation was launched into the relationship between the nation's largest electricity provider Duke Energy and a state environmental agency.

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Business News

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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