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White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, a Senate committee will hear from both sides of a debate over whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The White House is launching its own sales effort to win support for the deal — an effort focused on members of the president's own party.

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Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic rowing and canoeing events. Specialists blame the die off on algae blooms. But water quality has been an ongoing concern for Olympics organizers preparing for the 2016 games.

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Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

This year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

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Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in "The New York Times" on Rahnaward Zaryab, Afghanistan's most celebrated novelist.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

New federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:58am

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:57am

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:56am

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:55am

In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

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National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:53am

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Firefighters Rescue Parrots After Hearing Their Cries For Help

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:12am

Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house — cries they thought were people trapped inside. Luckily for the parrots, they had been trained to cry for help in an emergency.

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Cubs Pitcher Thinks On The Fly To Get The Out At First

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:02am

Pitcher Jon Lester caught a ground ball but it got stuck in the webbing of his glove — he couldn't throw the ball. Finally, he threw the entire glove to the first baseman, who caught it for the out.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

We examine Hillary Clinton's first official week on the presidential campaign trail, and take a look at the week ahead in politics.

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Ringo Starr Makes Second Appearance Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

On Saturday, Ringo Starr became the last of The Beatles to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo work. At the ceremony in Cleveland, Ringo got a little help from an old friend.

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South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Over the weekend, hundreds of people were detained by police in South Africa, in an effort to end the recent anti-foreigner violence that has swept the country. Renee Montagne talks to the David Smith, the Africa correspondent for "The Guardian."

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Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.

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New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Harold Ekeh applied to 13 schools — including eight Ivy League schools, and he got into all of them. The 17-year-old goes to Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York. His family moved to the United States from Nigeria when he was eight. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.

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Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.

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Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:00am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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