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Deal To Ease Ukraine Crisis Delays New Sanctions On Russia

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:14am

In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy, and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

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Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:36am

Actress Tatiana Maslany talks with Morning Edition about the return of her BBC America series Orphan Black. On the show, she plays multiple roles, and advanced technology helps her pull it off.

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Born With HIV, Building A Future

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:34am

In high school, Cristina Pena was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.

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Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:33am

Fed up with what they say is years of discrimination by the Shiite-led government, ordinary Sunnis have joined Islamist fighters. There are echoes of past conflicts, with a few important distinctions.

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:34am

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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Salon Uses Image Of North Korea's Leader To Promote Discount

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:27am

The sign with a picture of Jim Jong-un offered 15 percent off all men's cuts through April. Two officials from the North Korean embassy arrived at the London salon and ordered the sign be taken down.

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Lost Sea Lion Pup Found In California Almond Orchard

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:08am

The pup was discovered 100 miles from the ocean. It mostly likely swam up the San Joaquin River, hopped out and couldn't find its way back.

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Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:31am

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

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The Origins Of The Domesticated Chili Pepper

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

The domesticated chili pepper is the most widely grown spice crop in the world. A team of researchers at the University of California Davis has discovered the origin of that pepper.

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Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the three-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches.

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Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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Geneva Talks Aim To Ease Tensions In Ukraine Crisis

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to meet with his diplomatic counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They are trying to find a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Hundreds Still Missing After South Korean Ferry Capsizes

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Strong currents and rain are hampering rescuers in the search for more than 200 passengers missing after a ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.

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Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.

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Beloved Dutch Priest Killed By Gunman In War-Torn Syrian City

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.

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Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07am

Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:30am

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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