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UConn's Moriah Jefferson Accomplishes Goal Of 4 Straight Championships

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team won big at the NCAA championship. Renee Montagne talks to star point guard Moriah Jefferson about the Huskies' record-setting championships.

Kisich Won't Drop Out; Believes He'll Succeed In A Contested Convention

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

John Kasich is mathematically eliminated from getting a majority of delegates to get the GOP presidential nomination, but he polls well in a general election. Supporters hope he can get the nomination at a convention, but with each loss that becomes tougher.

Prominent Young Afghans Press For Change Through Intellectual Soldiering

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Afghanistan's national unity government is struggling to survive. It faces internal divisions, an ailing economy, waning international interest and a widening conflict with the Taliban. The worsening situation has triggered a mass exodus of young Afghans. Yet some are staying home, hoping to save their nation by pressing for change from within.

Mississippi's Religious Objections Law Sparks Backlash From Other States

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about banning all non-essential travel to Mississippi to protest a new law that allows people to deny certain services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, if providing them goes against a person's sincerely held religious beliefs.

What Keeps Election Officials Up At Night? Fear Of Long Lines At The Polls

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:00am

Officials around the country are nervously planning ways to avoid long lines at the polls that have been seen already in Wisconsin and Arizona.

How To Fight Zika When Your Country Is In Trouble: Improvise

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:49am

Brazil's political and economic meltdown is creating challenges for doctors trying to get a handle on the outbreak of Zika.

A Radiologist And Poet Explains How He Sees The World In Patterns

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:47am

Amit Majmudar, Ohio's first Poet Laureate, spends his days looking for abnormalities in X-rays, CT scans and PET scans. He's given his latest poetry collection a provocative name: Dothead.

For Nontraditional Families, The Tax Code Can Be Especially Confusing

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:40am

Tax Day falls three days later than usual this year, on April 18. Some families may need that extra time. Experts say changing family demographics are making filing taxes more complicated.

Remains Of Korean War Soldier Reunite A Family

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 2:47am

Sixty-five years of not knowing what happened to Sgt. Robert Dakin — who was declared missing in action in 1950 — took a toll on generations of his family.

Pfizer Calls Off $150 Billion Merger With Allergan

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:40am

U.S. drug company Pfizer announced it has terminated its merger agreement with Ireland-based Allergan. Pfizer says the decision was driven by anti-inversion rules introduced by the U.S. Treasury.

Cruz Declines Cheesehead Hat But Still Wins Wis. Primary

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:27am

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz fended off the cheese hat, saying, "I would not presume to intrude on the elegance with which the people of Wisconsin wear those hats."

Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency Shute; Slides Down

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:17am

United Airlines says it is investigating why the flight attendant activated the emergency evacuation slide in Houston. She's been grounded while the investigation continues.

How Decedents' Quality Of Life At The Time Of Death Affects Others

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Research indicates when a partner dies happy and contented, that stays with the other person a long time, but when a partner dies unhappy and in pain, those feelings stay with the other one, too.

WhatsApp Adds End-To-End Encrytpion To Its Communication Services

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

That means only the sender and recipient of a message can view it. The people who run the popular messaging service cannot, and they cannot hand data over to law enforcement.

Tunisian Mother Fails To Keep Daughters From Joining ISIS

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

A Tunisian woman talks about her two daughters who joined ISIS — including one who married a notorious militant, who was later killed in a U.S. airstrike.

Industry Group Weighs In On New Fiduciary Rule

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks to Jules Gaudreau, president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The group, which represents about 40,000 brokers, has been involved in the writing of a new fiduciary rule.

The Obama Administration Wants Savers To Keep More Of Their Money

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The White House says every year, American workers are charged billions of dollars in excessive fees by financial advisers. What's being done to stop that practice?

Will Wisconsin Primary Wins Affect Contests In New York And Pennsylvania

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The 2016 presidential race reached its next inflection point after Tuesday night's results from Wisconsin. Mara Liasson puts the results into context, and Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio looks ahead to New York's primary. Steve Inskeep talks to political historian Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College about this month's Pennsylvania primary.

It's Time To Celebrate The UConn Women's Basketball Team

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

The team trounced Syracuse 82-51 to win a record fourth straight NCAA championship. Commentator Frank Deford has an appreciation of the team, along with its coach and star player Breanna Stewart.

Uber Drivers In Nairobi Discover Not All Taxi Drivers Welcome Competition

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

After steady complaints by taxi drivers in Kenya that the ride-sharing service Uber is stealing their business, six men were arrested last week and charged with attempted murder of an Uber driver. The men are accused of orchestrating a wave of attacks in Nairobi including torching two Uber vehicles.

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