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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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Obama To See Effects Of Deadly Mudslide In Oso, Washington

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

Tuesday marks one month since a hillside gave way and wiped out a rural neighborhood. Crews have been looking for victims' remains ever since. On Monday, the official death toll increased by 2 to 41.

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8-Day Asia Trip Critical To Obama's Regional Strategy

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

A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.

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Remembering Jason Molina, A Musician Who Refused To Look Back

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:29am

Molina's songs turned a tiny Midwest indie label into an industry mainstay and influenced scores of musicians — facts borne in two new releases around the anniversary of his death.

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Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:29am

The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn it could launch a new wave of abuse.

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'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-in-Waiting

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:28am

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Hillary Clinton to say yes, she is running for president.

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Florida Proposes New Rules Regarding Alligators

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:28am

A state commission proposed a ban on selling stuffed baby alligators in "unnatural positions." It's designed to discourage baby gator hunting. If passed, no more little gators waving on a surfboard.

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Miss America Asks School To Reconsider Student's Punishment

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:16am

When Miss America visited Patrick Farves high school, he asked her to the prom. She can't go, and the school punished him for asking. But she reportedly asked the school to rethink the suspension.

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Honda Introduces Asimo To North America

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:50am

Asimo is Honda's latest humanoid robot. This one, the third version, is more life-like than previous models.

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies At 76

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died Sunday at age 76. The fierce middleweight prizefighter became an international symbol after he was convicted twice for a 1966 triple murder. Bob Dylan championed the New Jersey native's cause in the 1975 song "Hurricane" and Denzel Washington portrayed him in a 1999 film. Carter's conviction was eventually overturned by a federal judge.

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Movie Review: 'Transcendence'

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp as an artificial intelligence researcher hunted by anti-tech terrorists.

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Dominated By 1 Point Of View, Late-Night TV Needs New Voices

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert stops by the CBS "Late Show" to greet the man he'll replace next year, David Letterman. It also spotlights a striking reality in late-night television --almost every host is a white man. Our TV critic has some suggestions on how to break that streak.

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Army's New Rules On Hair Styles Tangles With Race

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

As some new Army regulations on hair styles spark protest from African American women, Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Lori Tharps. She's an associate professor of journalism at Temple University and co-author of the book, "Hair Story: Untangling The Roots of Black Hair in America."

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Runners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route.

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Obama Trip To Focus On Asia

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to four countries in Asia — all key allies with strong ties and trade interests with the U.S. It's the latest effort to refocus American foreign policy on Asia, and just like the earlier efforts it's struggling to ward off distractions.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

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

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Business News

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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More Than Half Of Afghan Presidential Votes Need Tallied

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

About half the votes from the Afghan presidential election have been tallied, with opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah leading so far with 44 percent of the vote. Election officials warn those results could change as more votes are counted and allegations of fraud are investigated at about a thousand polling sites.

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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.

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