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Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:40am

Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.

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Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:21am

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

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When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:03am

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.

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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:51am

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:43am

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.

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A Trip Into Odessa's Rich, Dark History

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:10am

As Ukraine seeks international help to bring Crimea back from Russian control, residents of Odessa watching warily. The historic Black Sea port has been conquered repeatedly throughout history.

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.

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Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught Up In Civil War

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

Aid has only trickled into Syria since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for more access to the country. Aid workers say medical supplies have been taken off convoys and bureaucratic obstacles continue to be a major problem.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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Retiring SEC Attorney Takes Parting Shot At Agency

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

Attorney James Kidney began working for the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1986. He retired last month and in his goodbye speech he told co-workers and executives that the SEC didn't do enough to take down Wall Street during the Great Recession. David Greene talks to Kidney about his candid speech and his years at the SEC.

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Business News

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

David Greene has business news.

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Afghan Election Blow To Taliban, Leading U.S. General Says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, who has been reporting from the Afghan capital Kabul, talks to Marine General Joseph Dunford, the commander of all allied forces in Afghanistan.

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African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:38am

As a scholar, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power wrote about the U.S. failure to intervene in Rwanda. Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to her about current crises in Africa.

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One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:55am

Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.

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Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:54am

Hateship Loveship was inspired by a short story about a caretaker who falls victim to a cruel joke. Wiig and director Liza Johnson explain how the film's restraint says more than fireworks ever could.

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:53am

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:52am

In the coming years, the U.S. Army could drop to its lowest level since World War II. Some think a leaner force can meet the challenges ahead, others argue the U.S. will face unacceptable risks.

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The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:51am

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.

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Stephen Colbert: The End Of One Joke, The Start Of Many More

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:33pm

Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.

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Century-Old Message Pulled From Bottle In Baltic Sea

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:12am

A postcard stuffed into a beer bottle was thrown into the water in 1913. It was pulled out of the water last month, and it's thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle.

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