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Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

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Remembering Judy Garland On Stage At Carnegie Hall

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

It's been called "the greatest night in show business history." Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1961. There were no flashing lights, no extravagant dance numbers, just Judy.

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4 Muslim Men To Sue Feds Over No-Fly List

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.

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Sports Reporting: The Way It Was... And Is

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:36am

Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.

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Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:34am

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

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As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:33am

Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. They'll perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:32am

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Supreme Court Rules On Race-Based College Admissions

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:26am

The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.

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49ers Fans Seeing Red Over Transit Color Proposal

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:41am

The Bay Area Rapid Transit is proposing to change the systems seats to bright green and blue — just like the Seattle Seahawks colors. One San Francisco fan has started a petition against the change.

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Feds Say Powdered Alcohol Not Ready Yet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:33am

We reported Monday on plans to sell Palcohol, mixed drinks to which you just add water. Federal regulators say they were wrong to say Palcohol was ready for market. The label was approved in error.

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For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:03am

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.

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Kelis Puts 'Milkshake' Behind Her And Moves On To 'Food'

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Singer songwriter Kelis Rogers, who's also a trained chef, goes by just Kelis. She's best known for the 2003 hit song "Milkshake." Steve Inskeep talks to the R&B artist about her new album Food.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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For Short Trips, Intercity Buses Horn In On Airline Customers

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

A study suggests buses offering lower fares, with wide seats and amenities such as WiFi, are seeing significant growth in ridership on trips up to 500 miles, sometimes at the expense of airlines.

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Business News

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Egyptians Fear Power Outages Could Fuel More Unrest

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

The oil and natural gas that Egypt depends on for power generation is heavily subsidized. But the state doesn't want to raise prices and anger a population already frustrated by political uncertainty.

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Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.

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Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Research found faculty in academic departments linked to more lucrative professions are more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty in fields linked to less lucrative jobs.

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Slaviansk Strengthens Resolve To Fight Kiev Government

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Many in the Eastern Ukraine town have close links with Russia. They say they weren't consulted about Ukraine moving closer to the EU, and they won't stand for the West dictating their future.

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High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.

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