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Russia Faces Further Sanction Over Actions In Ukraine

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

The U.S. and European Union officials are meeting to impose further sanctions on Russia, and action might come as early as Monday. At the same time, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to hold a group of European military observers.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

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

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Pacific Rim Trade Pact Needs To Strengthen Patent Protections

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Ernie Bower, chai for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade agreement is currently being negotiated among the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations and would be the most ambitious trade pact since NAFTA.

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Business News

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

David Greene has business news.

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Enormous Weather Front Spawns Deadly Tornadoes

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

Deadly storms struck central Arkansas and on Sunday. Emergency workers are going door-to-door to check on residents.

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In Pakistan, Ultra-Conservative Muslim Movement Grows Stronger

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

Westerners often associate Pakistan with religious extremism. Yet the majority of Pakistanis are Barelvis, a variant of Islam that's entwined with South Asia's mystical Sufi tradition and includes praying to saints. Barelvis are under attack from hardline Deobandi Muslims.

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Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights For Its Survival

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:08am

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hears arguments Monday, in a dispute over a state law that requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.

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How A Public Corruption Scandal Became A Fight Over Free Speech

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:37am

Monday the Supreme Court hears about a man who was fired after testifying against a state lawmaker. The case on public employees' right to speak out could impact future corruption investigations.

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Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:36am

It sounds so simple; slap on a testosterone patch and you're feeling young again. But for many men, the problem may really be obesity or diabetes. Here's how to know.

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Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra May Be Risky

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:35am

Clinics touting prescription testosterone as the answer to low energy and decreased sex drive are proliferating across the country. But these 'low T' clinics may be putting men's health at risk.

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Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:33am

In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.

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Cake Or Death? Gâteau, S'il Vous Plaît!

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:32am

David Greene talks to British comedian Eddie Izzard about doing stand-up in foreign languages, running far too many marathons, and why he rarely performs in drag these days.

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Poll: Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 5:56am

A poll in Britain says the No. 1 misheard lyric is Abba's "Dancing Queen." Instead of diggin' the dancing queen, many people hear it as kicking the dancing queen.

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Calif. Politician Disputes Misdemeanor Charges

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 5:48am

Santa Rosa Supervisor Efren Carrillo is accused of being a peeping Tom. He says while it was true that he was only wearing socks and underwear at the time, he says he wasn't looking in windows.

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Israel Suspends Peace Talks After Palestinians Reach Unity Deal

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.

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Syria Is On Track To Meet Chemical Weapons Deadline

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The most dangerous chemicals in its declared stockpile are supposed to be removed by Sunday. But there are reports Syria may be using less toxic chemicals, including chlorine, against civilians.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

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

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Business News

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Alternatives Emerge To Affirmative Action

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

Opponents of affirmative action have often touted alternatives, like socio-economic based admissions, or targeted outreach. David Greene talks to University of Washington professor Mark Long.

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Movie Review: 'Locke'

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:03am

The innovative drama directed by Steven Knight takes place over the course of a tense, riveting car ride. Locke is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.

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