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Kosher Food Producer Manischewitz Sold To Bain Capital

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Manischewitz, the company known for its matzo and gefilte fish, has been bought by a unit of the private equity firm Bain Capital. The price was not disclosed. The new owner wants to help the 126-year-old brand move beyond its niche on the kosher shelves.

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Business News

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

David Greene has business news.

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Civil Rights Act Anniversary May Polish LBJ's Image

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

The 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act offers fans of Lyndon Baines Johnson a chance to reassess the 36th president. When Johnson signed the act, it was a huge legislative achievement. But in terms of LBJ's legacy, this landmark legislation is overshadowed by his escalation of a failed war in Vietnam.

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Rwanda Genocide Separates Generations

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

The difference between age 27 and age 23 is in Rwanda a vast gulf. One witnessed the genocide as a child. The other has no memory of it, and only knows its consequences. This story is about the disconnect between a 27-year-old budding playwright and his 23-year-old lead actress.

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UConn Crushes Notre Dame In NCAA Women's Championship

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

In a historic NCAA women's basketball game, two unbeaten teams vied for the national championship Tuesday night. The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79-58. It's a record 9th title for UConn.

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Calif. Medical Center Offers Cure To Indigenous Language Barrier

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Immigrants from Mexico don't always speak Spanish. Instead they speak indigenous languages. That's created huge communications problems but a hospital in Salinas has found a solution.

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Divisive Issues For Now Don't Derail Iran Nuclear Talks

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:54am

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have left Moscow on the outs with Germany, France, Britain and the U.S. Those countries are partnered with Russia in talks with Iran over its nuclear program.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:39am

Protests in eastern Ukraine are the focal point of the country's crisis with implications that stretch beyond its borders. Yet life in most of Donetsk seems untouched by the turmoil.

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States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:37am

As a new tornado season begins, Illinois officials say they need more help from the federal government, and Sens. Kirk and Durbin have reintroduced a bill proposing changes to the disaster formula.

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Except For Duck, Officers Find No Signs Of Foul Play

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57am

A Massachusetts woman heard a loud bang in her house and called police, thinking it was a home invasion. They found a duck which had come through the chimney and flown into a ceiling.

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Some Americans Find It Hard To Pinpoint Ukraine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:53am

Academics asked 2,000 Americans to find Ukraine on a world map. Most could not. Most did put it in Europe or Asia, but some put Ukraine in Alaska, Brazil or Utah.

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Was ZunZuneo To Promote Free Speech Or Destabilize Cuba?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene to Julia Sweig, a Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow, about revelations the USAID created and ran a now-defunct Cuban Twitter communications network from 2010 to 2012.

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Hagel Outlines To China U.S. Approach To Cyberattacks

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The United States is trying to learn more about China's military and its cyber capabilities. But the U.S. is trying an unusual approach. It is revealing more about what America's cyber forces can do, so that China might reveal something too.

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Napier's 22 Points Helps UConn Beat Kentucky In Men's Final

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Connecticut has won its second men's NCAA basketball title in four years. Senior Shabazz Napier scored 22 points. The Huskies beat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

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Soprano Alyson Cambridge Among Those Honoring Marian Anderson

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

A special concert this weekend will commemorate Marian Anderson's historic performance on Easter Sunday 1939. Anderson was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. because she was black. Instead, she sang outdoors at the Lincoln Memorial. Soprano Alyson Cambridge will be among those performing at the concert honoring Anderson.

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Breaking Up Corcoran Galley Takes More Time Than Expected

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

One of the oldest art museums in America will soon cease to exist. It's not going away but the venerable Corcoran Gallery in the nation's capitol will soon be taken over by a university and another gallery. The Corcoran Gallery is cherished by many but has been in financial trouble for years.

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Many Theories But Few Facts On Why Malaysia Plane Went Down

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

It's been one month since Malaysian Air flight 370 vanished with 239 people aboard. Even after combing thousands of miles of ocean for wreckage, the jetliner's disappearance remains largely a mystery. We review the few facts we have in the case, and what they tell us about what might have happened.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Breaking Up Corcoran Gallery Takes More Time Than Expected

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college in Washington, D.C., will be taken over by a university and another gallery. The Corcoran is cherished by many but has had years of financial trouble.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Lift Workers Out Of Poverty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, about the Earned Income Tax Credit. It's one of the government's anti-poverty programs.

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