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Kidnappers In Mexico Now Target Undocumented Migrants

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

David Greene talks with Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about her report on kidnappers in Mexico who are grabbing thousands of Central American migrants every year, as they travel to the U.S.

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After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.

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Aid Workers Hear Migrants' Accounts Of Shipwrecks

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

The charity Save the Children has been hearing from migrants who have survived the dangerous journey to Europe from across the Mediterranean. Text messages come in every day about boats in distress.

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Europe Grapples With How To Deal With Influx Of Migrants

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

Thousands cross the Mediterranean hoping to escape civil instability or economic hardship. Renee Montagne talks to Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration about Europe's response.

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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

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

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

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

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:30am

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:56am

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:54am

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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U.S. Counterterrorism Operations Kill 2 Hostages Of Al-Qaida

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:03pm

President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike killed two hostages held by al-Qaida: one American and one Italian. Separate operations also killed two U.S. citizens who were members of al-Qaida.

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Dad's Drone Follows Daughter To School

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:24am

Katie Early, 8, of Knoxville, Tenn., wanted to walk to school by herself. To make sure she was safe, and looking both ways before crossing the street, her dad Chris used a drone to follow her.

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Colorado Man Shoots His Troubled Computer

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:06am

Police in Colorado Springs gave Lucas Hinch a ticket for discharging a firearm. But he told the Los Angeles Times he had no regrets. The crime was premeditated, he says, and also "glorious."

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Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.

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Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Early 'Breakfast Club' Script Found At Chicago High School

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A lost early screenplay of the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club has been discovered in a filing cabinet in Chicago.

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Migrants To Spain Say Human Traffickers Are The Scariest Part

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Migrants who have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean say their journeys to Europe were made possible by a network of professional traffickers.

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U.N. Representative Blames Syria's Civil War For Massive Migration Crisis

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The U.N. says Europe and the West need to change immigration policies to prevent more disaster. Renee Montagne talks to Francois Crepeau, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.

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How A Swiss Cheese Cartel Made Fondue Profitable And Popular

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers, a cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently. Our "Planet Money" podcast team reports on the Swiss Cheese Union. The union at the root of a fondue conspiracy.

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CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Started In 2010

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak of Listeria in the company's ice cream has been going on for five years. Blue Bell products are sold in 23 states.

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In Mistaken Identity, Distraught Mexican Girl Brought To U.S., Then Sent Back

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Police pulled the screaming 14-year-old from a Mexican courthouse and sent her to a woman in Houston who thought she could be her mother. But DNA tests proved they were not related.

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