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'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:38am

The racism Gandhi encountered in South Africa helped spark a lifetime of activism. Historian Ramachandra Guha says without that experience, "he would never have become a political animal."

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Astronauts Will Soon Be Able To Eat Fresh Veggies In Space

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:54am

A plant growth chamber is headed to the International Space Station. It's called Veggie and it sort of looks like a pillow that you can see through, all lit up in pink, with lettuce inside.

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Astronauts Will Soon Be Able To Eat Fresh Vegggies In Space

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:54am

A plant growth chamber is headed to the International Space Station. It's called Veggie and it sort of looks like a pillow that you can see through, all lit up in pink with lettuce inside.

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'Captain Underpants' 2013's Most Vilified Book

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:51am

The top spot on the American Library Association's annual list of most challenged books goes to The Adventures of Captain Underpants — for the second year in a row.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

David Greene has business news.

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Russian Media Accused Of Feeding Propaganda On Ukraine Crisis

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Russia's state-run news media have run intense coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, consistently portraying the new government in Kiev as neo-Nazis who seized power in a violent coup. That narrative has had a powerful impact on the way Russians perceive the crisis.

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Ukraine Military Begins To Move Against Pro-Russian Separatists

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Pro-Moscow militants have taken over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine, ignoring a government deadline for them to lay down their weapons.

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Empathy: How Should We Care About One Another?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Kelly McEvers talks to Leslie Jamison, author of the new essay collection, The Empathy Exams: Essays. The book takes the writer on a quest to figure out how others feel empathy.

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Florida's Freshwater Springs Attract Vacationers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Florida is most popular for its beaches and theme parks but it has hundreds of freshwater springs too. In central Florida, no springs may be more prized than those at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

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Russia's Move Into Ukraine Turns Allies Into Adversaries

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Russia and Ukraine were the major contributors to the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Kiev continued to cooperate. The recent crisis transformed friend into foe.

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'Washington Post' And 'Guardian' Win Pulitzer For NSA Stories

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.

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Boston To Pay Tribute To Victims Of Last Year's Bombing

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

One year ago, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It also became a target. Three people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing.

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Mass. Gov. Patrick Looks Back On Boston bombing 1 Year Ago

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:17am

As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.

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Voodoo Dolls Prove It: Hunger Makes Couples Turn On Each Other

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:25am

To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:24am

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.

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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:23am

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:22am

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:22am

The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, explains NPR's Louisa Lim in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.

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Treadmill Users Can Use App To Run London Marathon

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:22am

The London Marathon was held on Sunday but don't fret if you missed it. With a new app, it will almost be like you are there. The app senses your pace and sends you down the route in real time.

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