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Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:42am

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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Beijing Bans Outdoor Grills

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:17am

The Chinese capital announced the ban in a fight against its notorious pollution. Beijing's popular kebab vendors will be forced to move inside.

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Hoppertunity To Run In Kentucky Derby

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:14am

Trainer Bob Baffert's horse needed a name. The trainer knew a couple, the Hoppers, who were struggling to have a baby. To encourage them, he named the horse Hoppertunity.

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China Could Pass U.S. As Top Economy This Year

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?

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Kerry Turns His Attention To South Sudan's Growing Civil War

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in northeast Africa visiting Ethiopia and hoping to work with protagonists on both sides of South Sudan's conflict to find a peaceful resolution. Overshadowing his trip are freedom of speech issues following Ethiopia's recent detention of six prominent bloggers and three journalists.

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D.C. Metro Combats Sexual Harassment, Urges Riders To Speak Up

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Sexual harassment is a chronic problem for transit systems, and it's consistently underreported. Metro transit officials have kicked off a serious effort to fight harassment on buses and trains.

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Complex Infrastructure Complicated Hunt For Elusive Drug Lord

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Patrick Radden Keefe about his article in The New Yorker on the hunt and capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the most-wanted drug trafficker in the world.

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Torrential Rains Latest Severe Weather To Strike The South

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

After days of storms that dropped massive amounts of rain on the South, floods are sweeping across the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

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

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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.

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Business News

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Movie Review: 'Ida'

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Ida is a Polish film about a young woman who was raised as an orphan in a convent. She's planning to take her vows as a nun when she discovers she's Jewish and her parents were killed by the Nazis.

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British Character Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Bob Hoskins died this week after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He starred in memorable films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa and The Cotton Club. He was 71.

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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.

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Istalif Potter Hopes Next Afghan President Will Serve The Country

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

The small village of Istalif is known for its cobalt blue pottery. Years ago, Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne befriended one family in particular, that of master potter Abdul Wahkeel.

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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.

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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.

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Is It Still College Without Football?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:40am

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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'Illmatic': The Making Of A Classic

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:05pm

This summer Nas is travelling the world performing his debut album in full. The crowds that are coming out to see him are turning up because the 20-year-old record is an acknowledged classic.

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