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Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

Ashraf Ghani will be at the White House on Tuesday as his country tries to forge a new relationship with Washington. On Monday, Ghani thanked Americans for the U.S. investment in Afghanistan.

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First Listen: 'Carrie & Lowell' By Sufjan Stevens

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

All Songs Considered co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton discuss the latest from Sufjan Stevens. His new album, Carrie & Lowell, is being featured by NPR Music.

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Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

The trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Jahar Tsarneav focuses on how lone offenders use online jihadist literature to self radicalize. Prosecutors are close to finishing their case.

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U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

The decision to evacuate will have an impact on counter-terrorism operations in an al-Qaida stronghold, and also in an area where the self proclaimed Islamic State is starting to get a toehold.

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Family-Owned Louisville Slugger Sold To Wilson Sporting Goods

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

Louisville Slugger has made baseball bats since the 1800s and is the official bat of Major League Baseball. Wilson Sporting Goods has acquired the company for $70 million.

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March Deadline Approaches For Iran Nuclear Talks Deal

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

Negotiators from Europe, Russia, China, the U.S. and Iran will be in Lausanne, Switzerland, later this week. They've said the end of March is a make or break deadline to get something accomplished.

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How Money Managers' Personal Lives Affect Your Investments

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

For some people who discover a sudden drop in their investments, social science research offers a surprising explanation. When a hedge fund manager gets divorced, they underperform by 7.4 percent.

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500 Mile Free Ride Beats Crowded Train Over China's New Year

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

During Chinese New Year celebrations, hundreds of millions of people head home from coastal cities to the countryside. Among them, two guys who hitched a ride home to attend their weddings.

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U.S. Weighs Its Responsibility When Afghan Forces Commit Abuses

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:04am

The U.S. has put Afghan security forces in the lead in the fight against the Taliban. Despite that move, the U.S. must still take responsibility for their actions, including when they commit abuses.

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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:42am

Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.

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Not Prosecuting Companies If They Promise To Behave

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:41am

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California River 'Jacuzzi'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:40am

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, it's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up in the San Gabriel River.

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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:38am

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.

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Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:37am

"This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it," says the 21-year-old rapper. "I've never been this transparent with myself or with music."

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Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team Tests NCAA Stenographer

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:11am

Nigel Hayes peppered a news conference with words not usually heard during such an event. It turns out, he and some teammates were fascinated with the woman who transcribes their press conferences.

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Phoenix Zoo Misidentifies Gender Of Andean Bear

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:04am

For two years, the zoo said Luka was a male when the bear was really a female. The zoo explained that it's difficult to identify the sex of juvenile Andean bears.

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Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.

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Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was white. Her latest documentary, Little White Lie, explores the secret that changed her life.

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Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

David Greene and Renee Montagne remember former NPR audio engineer Bill Deputy who died over the weekend of lung cancer. He was 58.

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Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Twelve former educators are accused of changing students' test scores in a far-ranging scandal dating back to 2009. The cheating scandal came to light five years ago.

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