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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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Fewer Complaints Help To Boost Airline Quality Ratings

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

The nation's airlines are running late more often and losing more suitcases. But passengers are complaining less, that's boosted airline quality ratings to their highest level ever.

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Dark History Of Rwanda's Genocide Makes It Hard To Move On

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

Twenty years ago, nearly a million members of the Tutsi minority were slaughtered by extremist members from the Hutu majority. Steve Inskeep talks to Rwanda's Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.

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Washington Mudslide Creates Environmental Hazards

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

The Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Ecology have moved in to monitor water pollution and hazardous materials. Residents living in the area have expressed concerns.

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San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

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

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.

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Next Chapter Unfolds In San Francisco Political Scandal

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

Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

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

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:44am

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments delayed.

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Feathers Fly During International Pillow Fight Day

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:43am

In New York City, people dressed as superheroes battled villains. Feathers flew in London, Paris, Bucharest and Berlin. In Vienna, one woman described being hit kind of hard in the face.

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Bench-Clearing Brawl Involves Police And Firefighters

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:38am

It wouldn't be a hockey game without a brawl — even if it's a charity match. Video shows police and firefighters throwing punches at each other. The team of cops beat the firefighters 8-5.

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'Morning Edition' Listeners Wax Poetic

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:14am

To kick off Poetry Month, we are crowdsourcing prose poems from our Facebook fans about their favorite neighborhood blocks, from Brussels to Tuscaloosa to the Bronx.

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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Mickey Rooney began his career as a toddler and starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. He appeared last month at an Oscar party.

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