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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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Rat Shakes Up New York Subway Commuters

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:07am

New Yorkers pride themselves on being pretty tough. But one morning this week, commuters could not keep their cool when a rat joined them in their subway car.

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2 Pakistani Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.

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Why People Exaggerate Religious Behavior

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Social scientists have learned over the years that you can't always believe what people tell you. Self-reported information is usually regarded skeptically by scientists. An analysis about three places in the Muslim world examines whether people's reports of their religious behavior match what they actually do.

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Many Millennials Are Drowning In Student Loan Debt

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Morning Edition recently asked members of the millennial generation to let us know what their concerns are. Almost two-thirds of their responses had to do with college debt. David Greene talks to people in their 20s and 30s who are having a hard time getting out of massive college debts.

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Court To Hear Utah's Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Same-sex marriage in Utah goes before a federal appeals court on Thursday. A three-judge panel will hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Fort Hood Memorializes Shooting Victims, Obama Attends

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

President Obama was in Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to pay respects to slain soldiers. He joined families and troops paying tributes to the three soldiers killed last week by a fellow soldier. The memorial took place at the same spot where Obama eulogized victims of another mass shooting at Fort Hood in 2009.

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